Ireland’s warm up plans have been put to an end as South Africa A have pulled out of a planned month long tour against Ireland. The preparations have come to an end due to the substancial amount of rain fall that has fallen in the last few weeks. The South African’s have pulled out quite late since the two teams were meant to meet on Monday at Oak Hill but the first of four T20’s was cancelled.
The weather didn’t look to be getting too much better which has forced Ireland into a situation where they haven’t been able to have a good warm up preparation before they play in the T20 World Cup. They play in a group where they will face the West Indies and Australia which is a very tough group to be in.
“It’s not a decision we’ve taken lightly but given the amount of cricket that’s been lost on the trip already and with the further likelihood of further disruption, we felt it was necessary to give the players a chance to prepare for the ICC World Twenty20,” Vincent Barnes, the South Africa A coach.”
Simmons has been forced to rethink after the warm up has been cancelled and already has enough on his plate with the injury of John Mooney.