Yahoo – Singapore – Boyd Rankin’s Ireland side were edged out of a spot at the 2019 World Cup by Afghanistan during qualifiers last month

Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands are to contest an annual tri-series T20 tournament with the first edition to be held in the Netherlands in June, it was announced on Tuesday.

Summary

  • Boyd Rankin’s Ireland side were edged out of a spot at the 2019 World Cup by Afghanistan during qualifiers last monthIreland, Scotland and the Netherlands are to contest an annual tri-series T20 tournament with the first edition to be held in the Netherlands in June, it was announced on Tuesday.
  • “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,” said Scotland head coach Grant Bradburn.
  • His Ireland counterpart Graham Ford said the series would serve his team well for the more testing challenge of hosting India in two T20s on June 27 and June 29.
  • “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,” said Ford, who took up the post last September from Kiwi John Bracewell.
  • “It is also an ideal opportunity for the Irish lads to sharpen their T20 skills ahead of the two international T20s against India in late June,” added the 57-year-old South African, who previously coached Sri Lanka.


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