Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Cricket Ireland: Ireland Wolves will travel for an eight-match white ball tour of Nepal

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Ireland Wolves will travel later this month for an eight-match white ball tour – playing both the Nepal Men’s senior team and Nepal A in Kathmandu.

The tour will be led by Neil Rock, who has previously captained the Wolves.

The Ireland Wolves squad is:

  • Neil Rock (c), Ross Adair, Cade Carmichael, Gareth Delany, Stephen Doheny, Matthew Foster, Fionn Hand, Gavin Hoey, Matthew Humphreys, Tom Mayes, Liam McCarthy, James McCollum, PJ Moor, Morgan Topping, Ben White

The coaching staff will be:

  • Head coach: Ryan Eagleson
  • Assistant coaches: Pete Johnston and Chris Brown

The fixture schedule is:

  • 24 March: Nepal Men v Ireland Wolves (1st T20)
  • 25 March: Nepal Men v Ireland Wolves (2nd T20)
  • 28 March: Nepal A v Ireland Wolves (1st T20)
  • 29 March: Nepal A v Ireland Wolves (2nd T20)
  • 31 March: Nepal A v Ireland Wolves (3rd T20)
  • 3 April: Nepal A v Ireland Wolves (1st ODM)
  • 5 April: Nepal A v Ireland Wolves (2nd ODM)
  • 7 April: Nepal A v Ireland Wolves (3rd ODM)

The bulk of the squad will depart Dublin on 20 March, with a number of players who are currently part of the Ireland Men’s squad playing in the UAE flying directly from Dubai.

Richard Holdsworth, High Performance Director for Cricket Ireland,said:

“We’re delighted to have the Ireland Wolves back in action, and welcome the support of the Cricket Association of Nepal at hosting this first-ever tour of Nepal by an Irish representative team.

“The Wolves programme is the stepping stone to the senior international squad for many, and it is core to our talent pathway system. We look forward to not only playing some good cricket, but experiencing the famous energy and enthusiasm of the local fans.”

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