Wilson, Porterfield added to T20 World Cup coaching staff
Cricket Ireland today confirmed two additional coaches have been added to the support staff of the Ireland Men’s T20 World Cup squad which is currently in hotel quarantine in Dubai.
North West Warriors head coach Gary Wilson has joined the squad, while Wilson’s Warriors assistant coach and current international William Porterfield will join the squad today.
Ryan Eagleson, announced recently as the bowling coach for the T20 World Cup, has also today flown out to Dubai after successfully coaching the Ireland Under-19s Men’s side to world cup qualification on Sunday in Almeria, Spain.
Each coach, like the playing squad, will undergo a six-day mandatory hotel quarantine upon arrival in Dubai ahead of the team’s preparation camp scheduled to begin on 1 October.
T20 WORLD CUP – THE BACKGROUND
Pre-T20 World Cup – preparation period
5 October 2021: Ireland v Scotland – warm-up match (ICC Academy Oval 2; start 9am local time)
7 October 2021: Ireland v UAE – 1st T20I (ICC Academy Oval 1; start 9am local time)
8 October 2021: Ireland v UAE – 2nd T20I (ICC Academy Oval 1; start 9am local time)
10 October 2021: Ireland v UAE – 3rd T20I (ICC Academy Oval 1; start 9am local time)
Official T20 World Cup warm-up matches
12 October 2021: Ireland v Papua New Guinea – warm-up T20I (Abu Dhabi; start 2pm local time)
14 October 2021: Ireland v Bangladesh – warm-up T20I (Abu Dhabi; start 6pm local time)
T20 World Cup - Round 1
18 October: Ireland v Netherlands (Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi; starts 10am GMT)
20 October: Ireland v Sri Lanka (Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi; starts 2pm GMT)
22 October: Ireland v Namibia (Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah; starts 10am GMT)
The top two teams from Round 1 go into the Group Stage. Details about the tournament, Group Stage fixtures and venues can be found here: https://www.t20worldcup.com/
A preliminary 18-player squad was recently announced – this will be reduced to 15 for the T20 World Cup tournament, however, the three other players will still travel to the UAE as reserves.
Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Graham Kennedy, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Kevin O’Brien, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.
Head Coach: Graham Ford