02-Jun-2015 05:41:00 GMT
Tyrone Kane Earn Call-up for World T20 Qualifiers
Dublin: Merrion all-rounder Tyrone Kane has been handed a first Ireland call-up for next month's World Twenty20 qualifiers and the T20 series against Scotland.
With Ed Joyce and Tim Murtagh having retired from Ireland T20 duty, Kane, 20, is named in a largely experienced squad for the World T20 qualifiers.
Max Sorensen and Andrew Poynter are omitted for the qualifying tournament.
However, the duo will be part of Ireland's squad for the three games against Scotland later this month.
Those three T20 games will be played at Northern Irish venue Bready on 18, 19 and 21 June.
The World T20 qualifiers will take place in Ireland and Scotland from 6-26 July with the Irish opening their campaign against Namibia at Stormont on 10 July.
Ireland will then play three more games at Stormont against the USA (12 July), Nepal (13 July) and Papua New Guinea (15 July) before switching to Malahide for the encounters with Hong Kong (17 July) and Jersey (19 July).
Squad for the Scotland series
Kevin O'Brien (capt), Andy Balbirnie, Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Tyrone Kane, Andy McBrine, Graeme McCarter, John Mooney, Andrew Poynter, Stuart Poynter (wk), Max Sorensen, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Craig Young.
Squad for the World T20 qualifiers
William Porterfield (capt), Andy Balbirnie, Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Tyrone Kane, Andy McBrine, Graeme McCarter, John Mooney, Niall O'Brien (wk), Kevin O'Brien, Stuart Poynter (wk), Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson, Craig Young