29 Year Irish cricket team batsman of Andrew Poynter has been announced his retirement from the international cricket. He was also played in the T20 world cup 2016 from the Ireland cricket team but they not played a ODI games since 2014 september month.
Poynter who has started their international debut in 2008 and so far they played 19 ODI and 19 T20 games. He scored a combined 474 runs and three half-centuries, averaging 19.61 in ODIs and 19.90 in T20Is International career.
Poynter said “I have always found it tough to manage an international and inter-provincial cricket career whilst having to juggle running my own business, AP Sports,”
“I’m head of youth coaching at Clontarf CC and have other coaching roles as well as a young family.
“I feel that I can still perform at inter-provincial level and scored runs this season, but I do not want to stand in someone’s way who has a dream of playing for Leinster Lightning and Ireland.
“I am looking forward to developing my coaching career – I have nearly finished my level three award and [am] keen to move to level four in the near future. But most of all spending more time with my family with a bit less stress.
“I am so proud of my achievements in an Irish jersey, especially captaining my country and playing in two World Cups. I’ll miss the green jersey but this is the right decision for me. I’d like to thank all involved in giving me the opportunity to pursue my dream.”