Ireland’s Andrew Poynter quits after memorable eight-year career


Andrew Poynter, the Ireland batsman, has called time on his global and between commonplace cricket at 29 years old. He resigned due to his responsibilities off the field, and will now invest more energy with his young family and taking into account his own particular business, AP Sports.

Since making his introduction in 2008, Poynter went ahead to play 19 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 19 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) for Ireland. He was additionally part of the squad in the as of late finished up 2016 World T20.

"I have constantly thought that it was difficult to deal with a worldwide and between common cricket profession whilst juggling maintaining my own particular business, AP Sports," Poynter said. "I'm head of youth drilling at Clontarf CC and have other training parts and in addition a youthful family.

"I feel that I can even now perform at between common level and scored runs this season, yet I would prefer not to remain in somebody's direction who has a fantasy of playing for Leinster Lightning and Ireland. I am anticipating building up my honing vocation – I have about completed my level three recompense and [am] quick to move to level four sooner rather than later. However, above all investing more energy with my family with somewhat less stretch.

"I am so pleased with my accomplishments in an Irish shirt, particularly captaining my nation and playing in two World Cups. I'll miss the green shirt however this is the right choice for me. I'd like to thank all required in giving me the chance to seek after my fantasy," he said.

Poynter's last appearance with Ireland came in March 2016, against the Netherlands, in which he was out for a first-ball duck in a downpour diminished match.