Laptop containing Ireland's tactical information stolen

Updated: 14 July 2011 11:33 IST

Cricket Ireland has issued an appeal after three laptops and two external hard drives went missing at the end of a game in Belfast last week.

Belfast:

Cricket Ireland has issued an appeal after three laptops and two external hard drives went missing at the end of a game in Belfast last week.

A bag containing the equipment was stolen at the end of Ireland's one-day game against Namibia at the Civil Service club in Stormont on July 5. The equipment belonged to Ireland assistant coach and video analyst Pete Johnston and he fears crucial tactical information will be lost.

"The external hard drives contain footage of our matches, with game plans for the opposition and tactics which we employ as well as our own key performance indicators," he said.

"I had everything with me as I was preparing for our ongoing tri-series with Sri Lanka and Scotland. The footage contained on these hard drives is crucial to our success and preparation for games. It's an accumulation of work over the past four years, and is irreplaceable. I'm appealing to anyone that finds these or is offered them for sale to get in touch with Cricket Ireland immediately."

Cricket Ireland have offered a shirt signed by the World Cup squad as a reward for any information that leads to the retrieval of the missing equipment.

Topics : Cricket Ireland
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