Friday 30 December 2011 

ICC Europe Confirms 2012 Tournament Dates

ICC Europe has announced the tournament schedule for 2012.

The tournament structure consists of eight competitions over the summer including the ICC European World Cricket League 8 Qualifier, ICC European Division 2 Championship (T20) and ICC European Women’s T20 qualifier.

The two regional T20 pathway events being played in 2012 will be ICC European Division 2 Championship (T20) between 3-8 September in Hellas and ICC European Division 3 Championship (T20) between 14-17 June.

In addition to these the ICC European World Cricket League 8 Qualifier will be hosted in La Manga, Spain between 20-23 June. The European Women’s T20 Qualifier takes place in Ireland as Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands fight it out to qualify.

The Junior tournaments scheduled for 2012 are the ICC European U17 Division 2 Championship between 23-26 July in Denmark and ICC European U15 Division 1 Championship between 5-10 August in Guernsey.

The Youth Challenge Series continue in 2012 with ICC European U/19 Challenge Series and ICC European U/17 Challenge Series planned.

ICC Regional Performance Officer, Philip Hudson is delighted with the schedule for next year, “It looks a great schedule with the ICC European WCL 8 Qualifier in this year’s schedule as well as the regional qualifier for the women’s ICC World Twenty20.

“All host venues have been carefully selected by the European Cricket Committee against a strict criteria to ensure the tournaments are a great success, the ICC European WCL 8 Qualifier certainly stands out, as well as ICC European Division 2 which sees Hellas hosting a tournament once again after a three year break,” concludes Hudson.

ICC European Championship Schedule 2012:
ICC European Division 2 Championship   3-8 September, Hellas

Participating Countries: Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Hellas, Isle of Man, Israel, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Sweden & Winner of Div 3

ICC European Division 3 Championship   14-17 June, tbc
Participating Countries From: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey

ICC European World Cricket League 8 Qualifier   20-23 June, La Manga, Spain
Participating Countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Gibraltar

ICC European U17 Division 2 Championship   23-26 July, Denmark
Participating Countries: Denmark, Isle of Man, Italy

ICC European U15 Division 1 Championship   5-10 August, Guernsey
Participating Countries: Guernsey, Ireland, Jersey, Scotland, The Netherlands

ICC European Women’s T20 Qualifier   14-16 August, Ireland
Participating Countries: Ireland, Scotland, The Netherlands

ICC European U19 Challenge Series  Various venues, Various dates

Guernsey, Ireland, Jersey, Scotland, The Netherlands

ICC European U17 Challenge Series (2 series per country)   Various venues, various dates

Guernsey, Ireland, Jersey, Scotland, The Netherlands