Scotland will contest a T20 Tri Series against the Netherlands and Ireland this June.
The Scots will play Ireland in two T20s on 16 and 17 June before meeting the Netherlands in Amstelveen, starting on the 19th June, as the boards hope to make the series an annual event.
Grant Bradburn, Scotland head coach said: “It will be great to continue a busy year of cricket on the back of a Dubai tri-series, the World Cup qualifier in Zimbabwe and our own three summer internationals against England and Pakistan. We always have hard-fought games against both Ireland and Netherlands and we are grateful to our Dutch neighbours for hosting this exciting event in this format.
Ryan Campbell, the Netherlands coach states: “I am so excited about the announcement of this Annual Tri-Series T20 event with Ireland and Scotland. I believe the three teams are evenly matched and the opportunity to play against our neighbours more often is something that we’ve been trying to put together for some time now. The matches will be action packed and this will be our first steps in preparation for the 2019 World T20 Qualifiers.”
Graham Ford, Ireland Men’s Head Coach – “The announcement of the International T20 Tri-series is great news! We already have a busy and very exciting summer of cricket ahead of us. T20 cricket is such an enjoyable, intriguing and unpredictable product, and a series between these three very evenly matched teams promises to be extremely exciting. It is also an ideal opportunity for the Irish lads to sharpen their T20 skills ahead of the two International T20’s against India in late June.”
It will be another opportunity for Scotland to build on the momentum gained from the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers and their showpiece fixtures against England and Pakistan in Edinburgh.
Tri Series Fixtures
12 June – Netherlands v Ireland, start time 17.00 – VOC Rotterdam
13 June – Netherlands v Ireland, start time 17.00 – VOC Rotterdam
16 June – Ireland v Scotland, start time 17.00 – Salland, Deventer
17 June – Ireland v Scotland, start time 17.00 – Salland, Deventer
19 June – Netherlands v Scotland, start time 17.00 – VRA, Amstelveen
20 June – Netherlands v Scotland, start time 11.00 – VRA, Amstelveen