Minister Shane Ross Wishes Ireland Good Luck for World Cup Qualifier

Minister Shane Ross Wishes Ireland Good Luck for World Cup Qualifier
Minister Shane Ross Wishes Ireland Good Luck for World Cup Qualifier
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Minister Shane Ross, Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport has sent his wishes to the Ireland Men’s cricket team on the eve of the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates.

The Minister said:

I am delighted to send this message of support to the Irish T20 cricket team as they prepare for the T20 World Cup qualifiers which begin in Abu Dhabi this week. We are fortunate indeed to have such wonderful sportspeople representing us on the world stage. Irish cricket has a long and proud history and the last few years have been very exciting ones for Cricket Ireland, particularly with the granting of Test status to Ireland. For Ireland to qualify for the T20 World Cup in Australia next year would be another major achievement for Irish cricket and I wish them every success.” 

The Irish squad has finished its final pre-tournament training session, and are set to take on Hong Kong is the first Group Stage match of the Qualifier tournament on Friday. The match, starting at 11.10am, will be broadcast on Sky Sports Cricket in Ireland and the UK. 

FIXTURES

Ireland’s Qualifier fixtures – group stage  

  • 18 October: Ireland v Hong Kong
      Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi; start 2.10pm local time / 11.10am Irish time
      Watch: Sky Sports Cricket
  • 19 October: Ireland v UAE
      Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi; start 7.30pm local time / 4.30pm Irish time
      Watch: Sky Sports Cricket
  • 21 October: Ireland v Oman
      ADC 1, Abu Dhabi; start 2.10pm local time / 11.10am Irish time
  • 23 October: Ireland v Canada
      Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi; start 2.10pm local time / 11.10am Irish time
  • 25 October: Ireland v Jersey
      ADC 1, Abu Dhabi; start 10am local time / 7am Irish time
  • 26 October: Ireland v Nigeria
      Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi; start 10am local time / 7am Irish time

SQUAD

The squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier is: 

  • Gary Wilson (Northern Knights) (Captain), Mark Adair (Northern Knights), Andrew Balbirnie (Leinster Lightning), David Delany (Northern Knights), Gareth Delany (Leinster Lightning), George Dockrell (Leinster Lightning), Shane Getkate (Northern Knights), Kevin O’Brien (Leinster Lightning), Boyd Rankin (North West Warriors), Simi Singh (Leinster Lightning), Paul Stirling (Middlesex), Harry Tector (Northern Knights), Stuart Thompson (North West Warriors), Lorcan Tucker (Leinster Lightning), Craig Young (North West Warriors).
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