18 teams compete in European men's ICC World T20 2020 Qualifier
There are 10 ICC World T20 Europe Qualifiers Group A/B/C matches today and you can follow all the action on the ICC website as 18 teams compete in European men's ICC World T20 2020 Qualifier.
ICC World T20 Europe Qualifiers Group A/B/C
The road to the men’s ICC World T20 2020 heads to the Netherlands today, as more European teams than ever before compete for six 2019 regional final spots across three groups in a festival of cricket.
Across the three groups, 45 matches will take place between 29 August and 3 September across six venues.
Denmark are joined in group A by Austria, Cyprus, France, Germany and Portugal. Jersey, in group B, will be joined by Italy along with Belgium, Spain, Isle of Man and Finland.
Group C sees Nordic neighbours Sweden and Norway go head to head with Gibraltar, Guernsey, Israel and the Czech Republic who complete the line-up. All three groups will be staged as part of a single event hosted by the Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond (KNCB).
The top two teams from each group will qualify for the six-team ICC World T20 Europe Final to be played in 2019.
The new qualification pathway for the ICC World T20 2020 not only reduces the number of steps towards a global event to four, but also provides more regular competitive opportunities for more Members. The enhanced qualification pathway aims to foster the continued improvement of Associate Member cricket and better prepare those teams that ultimately qualify for the global showpiece event in Australia.
ICC Development Manager – Europe, Ed Shuttleworth said: “We are very excited to be working alongside the KNCB in delivering such a large scale cricket tournament in Europe, where 18 teams will start their journey to the men’s ICC World T20 2020. The T20 format has provided more opportunities for countries to play competitively and as a result there is now greater depth throughout the sport, which is evident with 18 teams competing for a World T20 regional final spot.
“I am looking forward to a high quality and competitive tournament and would like to thank the KNCB for all their hard work in hosting and delivering such an important pathway tournament.”
KNCB Chairperson Betty Timmer, whose Netherlands team have already automatically qualified for the ICC World T20 Qualifier by virtue of their participation in the 2016 edition said: “We are very excited to have the ICC World T20 Europe Qualifiers coming to the Netherlands. After successfully delivering the ICC Women’s WT20 2018 Qualifier earlier this summer, we are again looking forward to playing host to an ICC competition. 18 countries from the across the continent will come together, hoping for one of the six spots to next year’s final, and we wish all teams the best of luck.”
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Player Squads and First Day Fixtures
Portugal v Austria Deventer, Netherlands
Portugal Playing XI from- Tariq Aziz, Nadeem Butt (c) (wkt), P Buccimazza, I Medhi, Rizwan Khaliq, Khalil Izaz, J Balkrisna, Mian Mehmood, Umar Farooq, ARA Chambers, SP Sharma, Dhazanfar Ali, Arslan Ahmed, Zohaib Sarwar
Austria Playing XI from - A Randhawa, Amar Naeem, S Subhash (wkt), I Asif (c), Aqib Iqbal, LK Arachchige, Waqar Zalmai, Bilal Zalmai, Shadnan Khan, Zeshan Arif, Ahmed Bilal, Razmal Shigiwal, Amanullah Ahmadzai, Ahsan Yusuf
Cyprus v Germany Kampong Cricket Club, Utrecht, Netherlands
Cyprus Playing XI from - M Kyriacou, Syed Hussain (c wkt), Abdul Manan, Mohsin Raza, Shoaib Ahmed, Azan Baig, B Singh, H Singh, Rafiqul Islam, CP Wellage, SRMJJ Arachchilage, SN Pathirana, MPGT Ketiyage, PN Gamage
Germany Playing XI from - Izatullah Dawlatzai, R Pillai (c wkt), H Singh, Asad Mohammad, Sajid Liaqat, Mudassar Muhammad, A Sarma, Ahmed Wardak, D Weston, V Ganesan, Talha Khan, Abdul-Shakoor Rahimzei, Jagdeep Singh
Italy v Spain Voorburg Cricket Ground, Voorburg, Netherlands
Italy Playing XI from - Fida Hussain, BBJL Perera, GRD Munasinghe (c), WTN Fernando, MGSM Fernando, Rakibul Hasan, GP Meade, Manpreet Singh (wkt), ZH Cheema, NA Maiolo, Anam Mollik, MJ Ross, Jaspreet Singh, Baljit Singh
Spain Playing XI from - TC Vine, R Panchal, J Roper, C Munoz-Mills (c), Awais Ahmed (wkt),, Zulqarnain Haider, Kuldeep Lal, Atif Mehmood, Mukhtar Singh, AD Alger, KTJD Perman, Muhammad Asjed, PD Hennessy, Yasir Ali
Isle of Man v Begium VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Isle of Man Playing XI from - D Kniveton, A McAuley, MJ Ansell CPT, OJ Webster, N Knights, S Mills, N White, G Burrows (wkt), K Cawte, EF Beard, CJ Langford
Belgium Playing XI from - Sheraz Sheikh, S Jamil, Shaheryar Butt, A Raza (wkt),, F Khaliq (c), Ashiqullah Said, Aziz Mohammad, Mamoon Latif, Abdul Rashid, Waqas Ali, Saber Zakhil
Gibraltar v Guernsey Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Gibraltar Playing XI from - KJ Ferrary, MO Bacarese, JD Freyone, MG Hunter (c wkt), T Caruana, CV Harrison, A Orfila, BA Pai, MD Garratt, TL Cleasby, JP Sanderson, CJ Delany, RJ Hatchman, JA Fitzgerald
Guernsey Playing XI from - LB Ferbrache, DR Hooper, MLA Ellis, IDA Damarell, MWR Stokes, LJ Barker (c wkt), JL Martel, LC Le Tissier, TCW Veillard, J Butler, WA Peatfield, OE Newey, TW Nightingale, ACF Stokes
Czech Republic v Sweden Excelsior '20, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Czech Republic Playing XI from - V Hasa, B Smith, M Stary, EB Knowles (c), , S Dalton, A Ashokan, Hilal Ahmad, J Hoffman (wkt), S Udugalage, Naveed Ahmed, SMK Waththage, Arshad Hayat, S Gladston, S Pokhriyal, L Fencl
Sweden Playing XI from - Azam Khalil, Azam Mohammad, B Zaigham (wkt), W Jalali, Usman Arif (c), Muhammad Asif, Afzal Virk, A Venkatesh, Nasir Iqbal, Sabir Zahoor, Waqas Haider, Junaid Khan, Khalid Zahid, Adil Afzal
Austria v France Salland 1, Deventer, Netherlands
Austria Playing XI from - A Randhawa, Amar Naeem, S Subhash, I Asif CPT WKT, Aqib Iqbal, LK Arachchige, Waqar Zalmai, Bilal Zalmai, Shadnan Khan, Zeshan Arif, Ahmed Bilal, Razmal Shigiwal, Amanullah Ahmadzai, Ahsan Yusuf
France Playing XI from - JL Lambourdiere, Ammar Zahir (C wkt) K Sivaram, R Pavadaikannan, Shahzeb Mohammed, Noman Amjad, D Benoit, D Amirdalingame, Jubaid Ahamed, Mobashar Ashraf, Paul Alam, Noman Naeem, Riyas Bazirhak, S Parvady
Germany v Denmark Kampong Cricket Club, Utrecht, Netherlands
Germany Playing XI - Izatullah Dawlatzai, R Pillai CPT, H Singh, Asad Mohammad, Sajid Liaqat, Mudassar Muhammad, A Sarma, Ahmed Wardak, D Weston (wkt), V Ganesan, Talha Khan, Abdul-Shakoor Rahimzei, Jagdeep Singh
Denmark Playing XI - FA Klokker (wkt), Rizwan Mahmood, HAM Shah (c), SH Ahmad,A Bulow, RB Javed, MS Henriksen, OD Hald, JS Henriksen, M Kristensen, S Thanikaithasan, T Bharaj, ND Laegsgaard, Anique Uddin, J Jojo
Jersey v Italy Voorburg Cricket Ground, Voorburg, Netherlands
Jersey Playing XI - BDH Stevens, CW Perchard (C wkt), C Bisson, B Kynman, DG Blampied, RJG Palmer, JW Jenner, EJB Miles, JSE Dunford, H Carlyon, B Ward, D Birrell, J Sumerauer, W Robertson
Italy Playing XI - Fida Hussain, BBJL Perera, GRD Munasinghe (c wkt), WTN Fernando, MGSM Fernando, Rakibul Hasan, GP Meade, Manpreet Singh, ZH Cheema, NA Maiolo, Anam Mollik, MJ Ross, Jaspreet Singh, Baljit Singh
Finland v Isle of Man VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Finland Playing XI - JOP Scamans, TDF Vehvilainen, NG Collins (c wkt), PF Gallagher, M Chauhan, H Dandapani, R Pathak, MB Tambe, TK Saha, VS Padhaal, Md Nurul Huda, AK Mohan, A Pusthay
Isle of Man Playing XI - D Kniveton, A McAuley, MJ Ansell (c), OJ Webster, N Knights, S Mills, N White
G Burrows (wkt), K Cawte, EF Beard, C Liebenberg, JA Burrows,CG Beard, CJ Langford
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