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Cricket: O'Brien backed for IPL

Published 03/03/2011 | 05:00

FormerR England captain Michael Vaughan yesterday tweeted about a new IPL -- the Irish Premier League -- although Kevin O'Brien could now find himself a star turn in the Indian version.

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That's the verdict of his former coach at Nottinghamshire, who watched, like millions of others around the world, as O'Brien wrote his name into the record books. Wayne Noon, Nottinghamshire's assistant coach, said he was impressed by O'Brien's "cricket awareness", especially his running between wickets.

"In a way I'm not surprised that he's done something exceptional, because he always had great potential," said Noon.

"And this innings was no fluke: he paced it beautifully. If that knock had been played by one of the big names in this World Cup, a Tendulkar or a Gayle, everyone would be raving about it. Now Kevin might just have set himself up for a nice little deal in the Indian Premier League."

Irish Independent

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