ICC confirms Conway eligibility date

Firebirds Devon Conway celebrates 100 runs during the Ford trophy cricket match between the Wellington Firebirds and Northern Districts at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Sunday the 26 January 2019. Copyright Photo by Marty Melville / www.Photosport.nz

Wellington Firebirds batsman Devon Conway will be eligible for New Zealand A or BLACKCAPS selection from August 28, the ICC has confirmed.

The South African-born Conway has also been granted an Exceptional Circumstance dispensation by the ICC which means, should he be selected for the NZ A tour of India (starting August 15) or the BLACKCAPS tour of Bangladesh (starting August 12), he will be allowed to play in tour matches ahead of the August 28 starting date.

NZC and Conway will provide the ICC with written confirmation that he’ll remain in New Zealand prior to August 28, or prior to the starting date of either tour – whichever is applicable.

Conway has taken the New Zealand domestic cricket scene by storm since his arrival from South Africa in 2017.

The 28-year-old registered the highest ever first-class score for Wellington with a memorable 327 not out against Canterbury at the Basin Reserve in October last year, it was also the highest score ever recorded at New Zealand's oldest cricket ground.

He won the Men's Domestic Player of the Year Award at last year's New Zealand Cricket Awards and topped the runscoring charts in all three domestic competitions this summer, helping the Firebirds lift the Dream11 Super Smash title and the Plunket Shield.


Devon Conway for the Wellington Firebirds -

First-Class - 1598 runs at 72.63 - HS 327*

List A - 1227 runs at 47.19 - HS 138

T20 - 1071 runs at 55.55 - HS 105*


Article added: Tuesday 31 March 2020