Latest Cricket News: Amy Hunter replaces Kavanagh in Ireland Squad for ICC T20 World Cup European Qualifier

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Latest Cricket News: Amy Hunter replaces Kavanagh in Ireland Squad for T20 WC European Qualifier

Latest Cricket News: Cricket Ireland confirmed that 15 years old Amy Hunter has received a call-up to Ireland’s women’s squad for the ICC T20 World Cup European Qualifier in Spain.

Amy Hunter has replaced batter Shauna Kavanagh who had to withdraw from the Ireland squad after testing positive for COVID-19. “Hunter will replace Shauna Kavanagh who has withdrawn from the squad after a positive COVID-19 test”, Cricket Ireland said in an Official Statement.

Coming back to the ICC T20 World Cup European Qualifier, the tournament is scheduled to be played from August 26-31. The Qualifier which is just two steps away from the World Cup will see France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Scotland & Turkey all competing with France & Turkey, participating in an ICC women’s event for the first time ever. The Qualifier will be played at La Manga Club in Spain in a round-robin format with just the top team of the six participating countries heading to the 2022 ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier tournament.

Amy hunter made her international debut for Ireland’s squad in May 2021 to play against Scotland in a four-match WT20I series held in Belfast. Earlier, Amy Hunter was named in Ireland’s team to play against Scotland at the La Manga Club during their tour in Spain. However, the matches were called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Amy is yet to make a mark in international cricket & will look forward to performing well in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup European Qualifier in Spain.

Ireland’s Squad:

Laura Delany (Captain), Ava Canning, Georgina Dempsey, Amy Hunter, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Sophie MacMohan, Lara Maritz, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Eimear Richardson, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron.

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