Charlie Marshall: not going to Ireland © Getty Images
Charlie Marshall, Bermuda's 44-year-old batsman, has been kicked out of the squad for next month's ICC Trophy.

Local papers report that Marshall was removed on disciplinary grounds following a report of a training-ground quarrel with Clay Smith, Bermuda's captain, last week.

The incident was reported to the selectors by Gus Logie, the former West Indies international who now coaches Bermuda, and sources claim that the decision was taken because of Marshall's "consistent, disturbing, disruptive behaviour."

Logie admitted that Marshall's absence would be a blow, but stressed that "no one player is greater than the team." He added: "We want people to conform to the team norms and ideals and if people are not willing to do that obviously they will have to face the consequences. Every action has a reaction. At the end of the day this may not be what we would want but, obviously, discipline must reign."

There was further bad news when it was revealed that Kevin Hurdle, a frontline bowler, had also been ruled out because of a hamstring injury. Chris Foggo, and opening batsman, and Wendell White, an allrounder, have been added to the squad.