O'Brien selection worry for Simmons

Niall O'Brien's intention to play in next month's Bangladesh Premier League means he looks likely to miss Ireland's tour of Kenya.

Ireland coach Phil Simmons says that O'Brien's plans "pose a problem" for Ireland's games in Kenya at the same time.

Simmons has made it clear that he believes the wicketkeeper-batsman should play for the national team in the four-day Intercontinental Cup game against Kenya the two World Cup qualifiers.

"I have spoken to Niall quite a few times. He knew my stance from a long time before."

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