Carthy replaces Delany for remainder of T20 WC qualifier
Barry McCarthy, the medium pacer, will replace David Delany for the rest of Ireland's T20 WC Qualifiers campaign, after the latter was ruled out of the tournament with a knee injury.
Delany injured his knee while putting in a dive in the game against Jersey. Subsequent scans indicated a meniscal tear in his knee.
Mark Rausa, Head of Physiotherapy and Medical Services for Cricket Ireland, said: "David dived in the field during our game with Jersey and it was clear that he had sustained an injury to his knee. Although he tried to continue on with his overs, he had to stop halfway through his third and came off the field for assessment."
"He was sent for an MRI scan immediately, which was reported on by ICC recommended radiologists in Abu Dhabi and by our team of radiologists in Dublin, both confirming that he has sustained a meniscal tear in his left knee. He will travel home tomorrow and will see an orthopaedic consultant for an opinion on his ongoing management and rehab," he added.
Delany, who made his T20I debut in the tri-series in Ireland in September, has picked up six wickets in the tournament so far. Incidentally, he wasn't part of the recently-concluded Pentangular T20I Series in Oman as a result of study commitments but joined the squad for the Qualifiers in Abu Dhabi.
Meanwhile, McCarthy has bagged 10 scalps at 25.9 in the shortest format for Ireland. However, he hasn't played for Ireland in the T20 version since June 2018. McCarthy has also represented the English County Durham.
Meanwhile, Ireland moved to the top of Group B in the Qualifiers after beating Nigeria in their final group game.