Irish players in franchise league moves

November 23rd 2022 by Craig Easdown | International

Irish players in franchise league moves

Two players are heading to franchise leagues

DUBLIN – Irish internationals Paul Stirling and Josh Little have been offered deals in the Abu Dhabi T10 League, with Cricket Ireland agreeing to No Objection Certificates (NOC) allowing the players to take up the opportunities.

Paul Stirling

Stirling, Ireland’s most experienced current player, has played in T20 franchises in Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, West Indies and England. He has signed up with New York Strikers in Abu Dhabi. His first game is 23 November 2022, with the tournament set to finish on 4 December 2022. Follow the scores here.

The full New York Strikers squad is:

Kieron Pollard (c), Azam Khan, Eoin Morgan, Paul Stirling, Romario Shepherd, Wahab Riaz, Jordan Thompson, Andre Fletcher, Kesrick Williams, Izharulhaq Naveed, Tom Hartley, Muhammad Waseem, Nav Pabreja, Muhammad Farooq, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Stuart Binny.

Coach: Carl Crowe.


Josh Little

After a very successful ICC T20 World Cup campaign Little, 22, has signed for last year’s winners Deccan Gladiators. He has previously played with Dambulla Giants of the Lanka Premier League, and Manchester Originals in The Hundred, where they finished runners-up this summer. Little heads to the tournament after taking 11 wickets in Australia, including a brilliant hat-trick against New Zealand. His first game is 23 November 2022, with the tournament set to finish on 4 December 2022.  Follow the scores here

The full Deccan Gladiators squad is:

Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Zahoor Khan, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, David Wiese, Odean Smith, Jason Roy, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Luke Wood, Josh Little, Will Smeed, Zahir Khan, Adeel Malik, Sultan Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Suresh Raina, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tom Helm.

Coach: Mushtaq Ahmed.



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