K Franklin writes
?>At the meeting of the ICC yesterday, Irland were accepted as an
?>associate member, but Scotland were rejected. I have not seen any
?>details about this so I have no idea why they did not accept Scotland's
?>application. This means that Ireland can play in the qualify8ing rounds
?>of the world cup. It also means (I believe) that McCague would no longer be
?>elligible to play for England, and would have to play for Ireland as the
?>Cricket team (like the rugby team) is an All-Ireland side !
Does Ireland mean the Irish republic, or Northern Ireland? If the former, then
McCague can still play for England - he was born in Larne, N Ireland. In any
case, since he has already played a test for England, he would actually have to
qualify for Ireland, if he were to play for them.
Incidentally, is Wales a part of England (as far as Cricket goes? Yes, I know
about Glamorgan!) or does it have its own team? If the latter, how do
Glamrgan players play for England?