They grew up as friends in Lynn, Massachusetts. Typical American boys, one played mainly lacrosse & ice hockey, the other football and baseball. Then about five years ago, Norris Guscott, the elder of the two friends visited England and was introduced to cricket.
Shortly after their limited-overs series in the Caribbean and involvement in March’s World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, Ireland’s jam-packed itinerary will extend into May when they play host to Sri Lanka for two One-Day Internationals.
West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy has been ruled out of the remainder of the One-Day International series in New Zealand while Chris Gayle will not feature in the upcoming Twenty20 International series.
Two county stalwarts - Yorkshire batsman Joe Sayers and Worcestershire left-arm seamer David Lucas - have announced their retirements from the game ahead of the 2014 season despite both having time left to run on their contracts.