Dockrell opted to skip Wolves’ Bangladesh tour

Sports Correspondent

17 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Left-arm spinner George Dockrell chose not to accompany Ireland Wolves in their upcoming Bangladesh tour alongside head coach Pete Johnston, Ireland Cricket confirmed on Tuesday.

Dockrell was initially selected in the Ireland Wolves travelling party for their forthcoming tour to Bangladesh where they will play a multi-format eight-match series against Bangladesh Emerging Team.

Graham Ford and Stuart Barnes will now oversee the whole tour from a coaching perspective.

“We completely respect the decision of George not to opt in, and fully understand Pete’s decisions based around family circumstances,” said Andrew White, chairman of Ireland national men’s selectors.

“The playing and coaching group have been busy preparing for the trip in line with COVID protocols, and we look forward to a competitive month of cricket ahead.”

Ireland Wolves are expected to arrive in Dhaka on Thursday and they will travel to Chattogram on the same day.

The series will start with the lone four-day match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on February 26 while the first three one-day matches will be held on March 5, 7 and 9 respectively at the same venue.