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Ireland Wolves Tour Of Bangladesh To Go Ahead

A sixteen man squad has been named by Cricket Ireland.

Cricket Ireland has agreed a deal with their counterparts in Bangladesh to allow the Ireland Wolves squad to fulfill a month long tour. 

The eight game series consisting of one test, five one day internationals and two T-20's had been under threat.

Ireland have been a strong sixteen man touring party which will be captained by Harry Tector. 

The first four day game is scheduled to begin on February 26th. 

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The Ireland Wolves squad is:

Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Peter Chase, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Jonathan Garth, Shane Getkate, Graham Hume, Jeremy Lawlor, Josh Little, James McCollum, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White.

Harry Tector will captain the Wolves during the white-ball matches, while George Dockrell will captain the Wolves during the red-ball match.

Andrew White, Chair of National Men’s Selectors, said:

“To get this tour approved is a credit to both cricket boards and we are looking forward to a competitive series against tough opponents in subcontinent conditions.”

“The squad we have selected is a strong one, many of which have some senior international experience at this stage. However, the reality is that these players are still young and have much still to do in order to develop and be successful on the international stage on a consistent basis. The tour adds to this development path and it provides an ideal opportunity to experience vastly different cricketing conditions to what they will be used to.”

“Players like Curtis Campher and Ben White have never played at this level in Asia before, and many others have limited exposure to the conditions expected. Given we are in a cycle where two of the next three world cups are in similar conditions as these, it is imperative we provide the necessary experience for our young players to learn their craft accordingly.”

“We also envisioned that this tour would allow a number of players wanting to force their way into contention for the Zimbabwe senior men’s tour – however, with that tour now postponed, it seems even more crucial that these players get a volume and quality of cricket under their belts.”

“The squad is also one that balances these needs with the dual need to build depth, and the inclusion of the likes of Jeremy Lawlor, Graham Hume and Ben White are an example of this.”

“As always, there are a number of players who narrowly missed out on this squad, but they will continue to be part of our plans moving forward.”

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