Thursday 31 October 2013 

England To Play Scotland ODI In 2014

England To Play Scotland ODI In 2014
Scotland will host England in May 2014
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Cricket Scotland have confirmed that Mannofield in Aberdeen will host England for a One-Day International in May 2014.

It will be England's third visit to Scotland after playing ODIs in 2008 and 2010. They were scheduled to meet in 2012 but the game in Edinburgh was abandoned weeks in advance as the ground was flooded.

The match will take place on 9th May.

"We are delighted that England will once again come to Scotland to play an ODI in 2014," Cricket Scotland Chief Executive Roddy Smith said.

"Our partnership with the ECB is crucial to our development plans and this fixture will give our cricketing public a great opportunity to see the England team competing against our national side on home soil.

"The decision to play the match in Aberdeen is based on a number of factors, such as the strong cricketing community in the city, the quality of the facility at Mannofield, the economic strength of the city at present and the fact that our major sponsor, The Parkmead Group, one of the UK’s fastest-growing energy companies is headquartered in Aberdeen.

"Taken together, all these reasons gave Mannofield a compelling case to host this big game.

"An excellent crowd supported Scotland during our T20 series against Kenya in Aberdeen this summer, and we hope to attract a large crowd of supporters and corporate guests to the game.

"There are four born and bred Aberdonians in the Scotland squad currently in Sri Lanka, including the captain Kyle Coetzer, so we are sure the Aberdeen cricketing public will come along and support the team in the biggest game of cricket to be held in the city for over 60 years."

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