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Irish international Josh Little will be heading to England tomorrow to join the Manchester Originals in The Hundred after Cricket Ireland agreed to a No Objection Certificate (NOC).
Little, 22, will be available for the matches and the finals, if the Originals qualify.
The matches will be:
• 21 August: Northern Superchargers v Manchester Originals (Headingley)
• 28 August: Birmingham Phoenix v Manchester Originals (Edgbaston)
• 31 August: Manchester Originals v Oval Invincibles (Emirates Old Trafford)
The finals begin on 2 September. See full fixture list here: https://www.thehundred.com/fixtures
Little made his T20 International debut in 2016 and has played 45 T20Is for Ireland to date, taking 49 wickets at a strike rate of 19.8. He has played 11 T20Is this home summer, claiming 18 wickets.
Josh Little said:
“I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to play for Manchester Originals in The Hundred – it’s a great comp and I can’t wait to get started. Playing at Emirates Old Trafford will be a great experience. and to play with Jos Buttler and Phil Salt to name a few will be really exciting. My thanks to Simon Katich for giving me this opportunity.”
Simon Katich, Head Coach of the Manchester Originals, said:
“We are delighted Josh is joining us. We needed to strengthen towards the run in and Josh is a great player who will be a welcome addition to our squad.”