David Delany's international career could well be over despite a fast-bowling crisis having appeared to hand the Clontarf paceman a lifeline.

Having been excluded from Cricket Ireland's awarding of 27 contracts, it seemed as if Delany - currently playing in Australia wouldn't be appearing in Irish colours any time soon.

However, never say never!

An injury and availabilty crisis in Henrich Malan's bowling stocks saw Head Selector Andrew White contact Delany on Friday offering a call-up to travel to Bangladesh.

Delany initially agreed to travel but informed White of his plans to travel back to Australia post-tour, where he is hoping to complete 88 days of regional work which allows him to extend his one-year visa to two.

That would mean he wouldn't be back in Ireland until late June or July. Delany had informed Leinster Lightning of his decision a few weeks ago.

With Delany likely not to be available for the first half of the summer in Ireland, Ireland then rescinded the call-up offer to explore other options.

The 25 year-old won eight caps in 2019, but suffered a knee injury during the T20 World Cup Qualifers in the UAE and hasn't featured since.

He enjoyed a prolific domestic season with Clontarf which saw him win two Leinster awards and he also won the Cricket Ireland Club Player of the Year last week.