Netherlands to face New Zealand in two T20I's
Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond (KNCB) and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) today announced the match schedule for the New Zealand tour of the Netherlands in 2022.
During the tour, two T20I’s will be played on the 4th and 6th of August at Voorburg Cricket Club.
The last visit of New Zealand, including players such as M. Crowe, J. Crowe ( 116) and T. Franklin ( 5 for 26 in 10), dates back to 1986 when at The Haque Cricket Club the visitors beat The Netherlands convincingly in one of the two One-Dayers ( the 2nd match was Rained off). Since then a lot of international New Zealand players have played in the Dutch Premier League, including the current New Zealand head coach Gary Stead who played for Rood en Wit CC in Haarlem between 1996 and 2001. Nathan Astle, Lee Germon, Peter Fulton, Chris Pringle, Shane Thomson and Grant Elliott are just a few New Zealand players who have shown their skills in the Dutch Premier League.
National head coach of The Netherlands, Ryan Campbell said: “The chance to play the best white ball teams in the world has always been the goal for this team. To test our young players against them, as well as showcase our skills in front of our home fans is so extremely exciting.
The Blackcaps coming to The Netherlands again shows the respect we are building in world cricket and I hope all Dutch fans come out and enjoy the contest.”
New Zealand head coach Gary Stead said: “We’re really excited to be touring the Netherlands. They’re a team on the rise and it’s great that we’ll be facing them both home and away this year.
Playing against associate teams as a full member nation is a really important part of helping them grow and that can only benefit the world game long term.
Personally, I really enjoyed my three summers playing for Rood en Wit (Red and White). It was a great experience and I’ve remained friends with many people over there who I still keep in touch and I’m very much looking forward to getting back there and linking up.”
Thursday, August 4: 1st T20I v New Zealand
VCC Ground, Voorburg | 5 pm
Saturday, August 6: 2nd T20I v New Zealand
VCC Ground, Voorburg | 4 pm