Thursday 5 March 2009 

ICC World T20:Scotland Look Forward To T20 Clash With England

Scotland will meet England in a Twenty20 match for the first time in a Twenty20 World Cup warm-up match at Trent Bridge, in Nottingham.

The first Twenty20 clash between the two nations follows last year's abandoned One Day International and takes place on June 2nd, one day before Scotland take on the Netherlands in a second warm-up game.

"This is really tremendous news," Roddy Smith, chief executive of Cricket Scotland said. "We played the first-ever One Day International against England only last year. Now we’re being pitched in against them in this Twenty20 warm-up game. You can be certain that our players will be up for the challenge, and in this short form of the game anything can happen."

Scotland captain Ryan Watson added: "We’re really looking forward to these games. They should be a lot of fun, and a highlight of the forthcoming season. However, our thoughts are firmly on the forthcoming ICC World Cup Qualifier in South Africa. We cannot afford to look any further ahead than that."

Scotland have been placed in Group D alongside New Zealand and South Africa for the ICC World Twenty20.

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