A new three-nation T20i series has been announced between Scotland, Ireland and Netherlands to be held in Dublin from 15th to 20th September 2019.
The six-match series will see sides play each other twice, with all games to be held at Malahide Cricket Club in Dublin. Entry will be free.
After the postponement of the Euro T20 Slam, the tri-series will provide Scotland the opportunity to play T20 cricket ahead of the Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier from 11th October to 3rd November in UAE.
Malcolm Cannon, Chief Executive of Cricket Scotland, said:
“We are looking forward with excitement to some high quality T20 international matches against our old rivals Ireland and Netherlands. It is imperative that we get as much game time under our belt as possible ahead of the Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier in UAE later in the year, and we know we will always have a fiercely competitive challenge against these two nations.”
“Scotland come off the back of winning three out of four ODIs played in Aberdeen earlier in August in the inaugural leg of the Cricket World Cup League Two competition, so the team is feeling confident. However, the change of format to T20 will require some adjustment and the squad and coaching team continue to work hard to prepare for the challenges ahead.”
“Cricket Scotland would like to thank both the Irish and Dutch cricket boards for their help in pulling this event together and Malahide for hosting what we hope will be a very attractive festival of international cricket.”
15 September 2019: Ireland v Netherlands (Malahide, 1.30pm)
16 September 2019: Scotland v Netherlands (Malahide, 1.30pm)
17 September 2019: Ireland v Scotland (Malahide, 1.30pm)
18 September 2019: Ireland v Netherlands (Malahide, 1.30pm)
19 September 2019: Scotland v Netherlands (Malahide, 1.30pm)
20 September 2019: Ireland v Scotland (Malahide, 1.30pm)
All games will be live-streamed via Cricket Ireland’s digital channels.