Ireland v Scotland, Intercontinental Cup August 5, 2007

Rogers pulls out of Ireland clash

Cricinfo staff

Glenn Rogers: work comes first © AFP
Glenn Rogers, who missed Scotland's Intercontinental Cup win over Netherlands last week, has withdrawn from the squad to play Ireland which starts on Thursday.

Rogers pulled out after his company arranged for him to go on a training course.

"It is difficult at the moment, but at least we have reached a compromise that I will have the day off to play against India in a couple of weeks," Rogers told The Scotsman. "It kills me to keep giving up my spot because I worked so hard to get it. But there's nothing I can do about it in the present circumstances.

"I can't afford to take a step back in income because we are looking for a bigger house at the moment. As far as my cricket career goes, I will have to keep taking it week by week unless there comes a time when we can have full-time contracts, which I believe is the only way we can improve."

Rogers will also miss the Twenty20 World Championship because it clashes with a family wedding.