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Injury forces Nathan Smith to withdraw from Test Match squad, Craig Young to join squad on Thursday

Nathan Smith
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DUBLIN – Cricket Ireland this evening advised that 22-year old Nathan Smith has withdrawn from the Test Match squad, and selectors have called up Craig Young as cover ahead of Friday’s Test Match.

Smith, the uncapped paceman, was unable to complete today’s training session after suffering a side strain.

Ireland team management has additionally advised that the Durham County Cricket Club-based Barry McCarthy picked up an injury in his latest county match against Leicestershire, and has been sent for shoulder scans, ruling him out of contention to replace Smith.

Craig Young, the 28-year old Bready man who debuted for the national side in 2013, has been called into the squad as cover for Smith and will join his teammates for tomorrow’s training session