Craig McDermott joins Irish coaching staff
Former Australian test bowler Craig McDermott has been appointed as specialist bowling coach and consultant to the Ireland squad. Craig will be working with the players in the training camp prior to and throughout the tournament in Sri Lanka.
Craig McDermott commented on his new appointment by saying: “I am looking forward to working with Phil and his team at the World T20 in Sri Lanka. Ireland has done well in the past World Cups and I am sure they will do again at this one. They have a well balance squad and I am looking forward to getting stuck into preparing them for the World T20 in our training camp in Colombo. I see this as another opportunity for me to work with another international team and to further my coaching career.”
Richard Holdsworth, Cricket Ireland Performance Director said “I am delighted that we have brought Craig on board as part of our coaching set-up. He is vastly experienced both as a top class player and more recently specialist bowling coach. Craig’s enthusiasm, experience and knowledge will add further strength to our coach support staff and we thank the ICC high performance programme for their financial support towards achieving this. Having recently been bowling coach to the Australian team, his insights into their players will help the team prepare for our match against them on 19th September.”