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William Porterfield: Ireland captain to leave Warwickshire at end of season

William Porterfield joined Warwickshire ahead of the 2011 season Ireland captain William Porterfield is to leave Warwickshire at the end of the season. The 32-year-old, who is the county’s vice-captain in limited-overs cricket, joined from Gloucestershire in 2011. He has since made 70 appearances in first-class matches, played in 39 List A games and appeared 53 times in T20. “William’s leadership experience and support has been a great asset for the club and we wish him the very best,” said Bears sport director Ashley Giles. Porterfield is his country’s top…

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Ireland may have to wait until 2019 for first Test, warns Deutrom

Ed Joyce and captain William Porterfield hope to get a long-awaited opportunity to play Test cricket for Ireland Ireland may have to wait beyond 2018 to make their Test debut, their chief executive Warren Deutrom has warned. Both Ireland and Afghanistan were granted Test status by being awarded full membership to the International Cricket Council (ICC) last week. “To be honest there are so many pieces of the jigsaw,” said Deutrom. “We are probably somewhere between not wanting to wait years for our first Test match versus making sure we…

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Ireland granted Test status: ‘Drinks are on you tonight,” chief executive told

The decision to grant Ireland Test status is “historic”, according to Cricket Ireland chairman Ross McCollum. Ireland and Afghanistan were made full members of the International Cricket Council in London on Thursday, increasing the number of countries competing at the top level of international cricket to 12. Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom joked he had been told “the drinks are on you tonight”. Source link

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