Andrew Poynter replaces Paul Stirling
The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC World Twenty 20 Qualifier 2015 has approved Andrew Poynter as a replacement player for Paul Stirling in Ireland's squad for the tournament.
Stirling has an acute partial tear of the right Achilles tendon and he will not be fit to play any part in the third/fourth place play-off which is due to take place against Hong Kong in Malahide on Sunday.
Any injury or illness-based replacement requires a written submission to the Event Technical Committee along with a diagnosis from a medical practitioner as to the extent of the injury or illness. Once replaced, a player may not return to the squad save as an approved subsequent replacement for another injured or ill player.
The Event Technical Committee of the ICC World Twenty 20 Qualifier 2015 is Geoff Allardice (ICC General Manager - Cricket, Chairman), Chris Tetley (ICC Head of Events), Warren Deutrom (Chief Executive, Cricket Ireland / Co-Tournament Director), Euan McIntyre (Cricket Scotland / Co-Tournament Director), Pommie Mbangwa and Dominic Cork (independent nominees).