Ireland coach John Bracewell to persuade Boyd Rankin to play for Ireland again
New Ireland coach John Bracewell wants to try and persuade fast bowler Boyd Rankin to play for Ireland again. Rankin left Ireland for England in order to fulfil his ambition of playing Test Cricket. A player will be allowed to play for associate nation again after a gap of two years since he played for a full member and since Rankin last played for England last year in January, he can play for Ireland in the near future.
"I will be going to meet him and Dougie Brown. In the very near future, I will go and visit him face to face," Bracewell said. "I am going to sit down with every Irish player currently in the English game, and with their coaches, and work out what is in the interest of both parties."
Bracewell won’t be in charge of Ireland for the one-off ODI against England due to work permit related issues. He previously coached his native country New Zealand and also English county Gloucestershire last year.