Ireland’s wicket keeper-batsman, Stuart Poynter has signed a contract for two years with Durham. This contract has marked the end of his international career with Ireland. His addition to Durham will provide stability and balance to the team.
"The 28-year-old – who is just 11 first-class runs away from 1,000 – has decided to continue his county career, turning down the opportunity to further represent Ireland in international cricket," Durham stated in a media release on Monday.
Poynter has played a single Test, 21 ODIs and 25 T20Is for Ireland till now. Besides this, in February-March 2019 when Ireland played against Afghanistan, he has featured in all three formats.
Richard Holdsworth, the Performance Director of Ireland cricket, said, "On behalf of the coaches, players past and present, and staff at Cricket Ireland I would like to thank Stuart for his service to Irish cricket since he made his debut for Ireland in 2011. Stuart has played 60 times for the national side, his last appearance being his Test debut against Afghanistan in early 2019."
"He has certainly been one of a cohort of players who have been part of the rapid climb of Irish cricket over the last decade from Associate Member to Full Member with Test match status, and I'm pleased for Stuart personally that he played in a Test match before he finished with international duties" he added
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