William Porterfield Retirement: Former Ireland Captain Announced Retirement

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William Porterfield Retirement
William Porterfield(Image: Cricket Ireland)

William Porterfield Retirement: Former Ireland captain William Porterfield announced retirement from international cricket and representative cricket on June 16, 2022.

William Porterfield Announced Retirement

William Porterfield has played for Ireland since 2006, and also has captained Ireland at all levels from U-13, and is considered one of the greatest Irish cricketers of all time.

On May 17, 2006, William Porterfield made his first-class debut against Namibia in the 2006–07 ICC Intercontinental Cup.

“It’s been an honour to represent my country for 16 years – it’s something I had always wanted to do since I was a child,” Porterfield said.

“I have to say, though, it’s a little surreal at the moment having made the decision to step away and retire, but I’ve been fortunate to play since 2006 and it’s been an incredible journey.

“During my career, we’ve gone from an amateur team right through to now being a Test nation. From those before me, and along my journey, we have hopefully built an infrastructure that will allow the game in Ireland to continue to flourish.

All I ever wanted to do was leave the shirt in a better place and leave the team in a better place, and hopefully, I’ve played a part in doing that.”

The veteran, who also had a successful county career with Gloucestershire and Warwickshire, revealed that he has been handed an opportunity to become a consultant coach for his former side.

“I’ve been given the opportunity to join Gloucestershire as a Consultant Coach until the end of the season, and these opportunities don’t come around very often,” he said.

“It’s a decision I’ve been thinking long and hard about over the last week or so – and I’d like to thank Cricket Ireland for allowing me to get up and going in the role over the last while.”

He played first-class cricket for Gloucestershire and Warwickshire. In July 2008, to secure a permanent position at Gloucestershire he prefer to represent his country(Gloucestershire) instead of leading Ireland in ODIs against Scotland and New Zealand.

Porterfield has played 3 Tests, 148 ODIs, 136 First class, and 294 List A games and scored 58 runs, 4343 runs, 6867 runs, and 8958 runs respectively.

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