Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Cricket Ireland: Men’s T20I Tri-Series announced ahead of T20 World Cup

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Ireland Men’s T20 international squad will play four matches in the lead-up to this year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup – the fixtures are part of a Tri-Series with Scotland and the Netherlands to be played in Amsterdam.

The fixtures come off the back of Ireland Men facing Pakistan Men on 10, 12 and 14 May in Dublin – and finishes a few days before the squad departs for the US ahead of the start of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

The Tri-Series will be played at the VRA ground in Amstelveen, between May 18 and 24, with all games live-streamed by the European Cricket Network (ECN) with six cameras.

Ireland Men’s fixtures are as follows:

  • 19 May 2024: Ireland v Netherlands (T20I; VRA; start 4pm)
  • 20 May 2024: Ireland v Scotland (T20I; VRA; start 5pm)
  • 23 May 2024: Ireland v Scotland (T20I; VRA; start TBC)
  • 24 May 2024: Ireland v Netherlands (T20I; VRA; start TBC)

Richard Holdsworth, High Performance Director of Cricket Ireland, said:

“With the Men’s T20 World Cup approaching, it has been important to have a solid preparation period in the leadup. With the Afghan series in March, Pakistan in early May and now Netherlands and Scotland in late May we feel this offers the squad a range of high quality opponents, which will put us in good stead for the coming tournament. Our thanks to the KNCB for hosting the series.” 

Steve Snell, Cricket Scotland Head of High Performance, said:

“I’m pleased with the quality and volume of cricket we have in the leadup to the Men’s T20 World Cup, and this Tri-Series offers further vital preparation and crucial game time for our squad. Coming immediately after a home WCL2 series, it’s important that our players take on high quality opposition in the relevant format ahead of the World Cup, and we are most grateful to the Netherlands and Ireland for jointly working with us on this series.”

Roland Lefebvre, High Performance Manager KNCB, said:

“We are excited to host this Tri-Series as part of our preparation for the T20 World Cup played in America and the West Indies in June. Twenty teams will be competing in this year’s event which makes this World Cup a truly global event, with more than a billion TV viewers worldwide. The Netherlands team will be aiming to emulate the success they had in Australia in 2022.”

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