Jack Tector to return home, Gareth Delany to join Ireland Wolves early as cover
COLOMBO – Cricket Ireland has confirmed that Jack Tector will return home to Dublin immediately after sustaining an injury in training, while 21-year old Gareth Delany will fly to Sri Lanka early as cover.
Tector, 22, sustained an ankle injury during a training session at the Marians Cricket Ground, Katunayake – venue for the recently completed two-day warm-up match.
Pete Johnston, Head Coach of Ireland Wolves, said: “It’s a very disappointing situation for Jack who had bounced back well from an entirely different injury recently and we wish him a speedy recovery. Our medical staff have conducted an initial assessment of the injury and expect it will require a recovery period of up to six weeks. As a result, he will fly home for treatment and rehabilitation, while Gareth Delany, who was due to join the squad for the white-ball matches in two weeks, will join the squad early as cover for the red-ball series. His early arrival will also allow him the opportunity to acclimatise quicker to subcontinent conditions ahead of the white-ball series.”
The Wolves squad completed the second day of a two-day warm-up match yesterday in Katunayake, and now face Sri Lanka A in a four-day match at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo on Saturday – a ground which recently hosted a Sri Lanka v England Test match.
About the Ireland Wolves
The Ireland Wolves team was created in 2017 to bridge the gap between domestic first class and international cricket. The squad recently completed an eight-match series against Bangladesh A in Ireland, which followed on from a tour to Bangladesh made by the Wolves in 2017.
Ireland Wolves Sri Lanka tour schedule
• 1 January 2019 - Two-day warm-up match (MCG Katunayake) – match completed (scorecard)
• 5 January 2019 - 1st Four-day match v Sri Lanka A (SSC Colombo)
• 13 January 2019 - 2nd Four-day match v Sri Lanka A (MRICS - Hambantota)
• 19 January 2019 - 1st One-Day match v Sri Lanka A (MRICS - Hambantota)
• 21 January 2019 - 2nd One-Day match v Sri Lanka A (MRICS - Hambantota)
• 24 January 2019 - 3rd One-Day match v Sri Lanka A (SSC Colombo)
• 26 January 2019 - 4th One-Day match v Sri Lanka A (SSC Colombo)
• 29 January 2019 - 5th One-Day match v Sri Lanka A (RPICS - Colombo)
• 30 January 2019 - Ireland Wolves depart