The KNCB Board has appointed Jaap Wals as interim CEO of the Royal Netherlands Cricket Board as per 1 February 2018. Among other tasks Wals will manage and reorganise the KNCB Office and extend relations with their stakeholders in the Netherlands.
Kevin O'Brien and Boyd Rankin came up with a spirited performance to seal a semi-final spot for Ireland after defeating United Arab Emirates by 24 runs while Hong Kong shocked Netherlands with a 91-run victory in the Desert T20 Challenge encounters in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Gary Wilson scored an unbeaten 38 from 28 balls as Ireland completed a last over chase of 147 against Namibia while Josh Davey led Scotland bowling attack with a four-wicket haul to seal a thrilling seven-run win against Netherlands.
Rob van der Merwe scored an unbeaten 35 off just 15 deliveries as Netherlands managed to chase down 147 against Oman in the final over with five wickets in hand in the third game of Desert T20 Challenge in Abu Dhabi.
Paul van Meekeren took four wickets as Netherlands restricted Ireland to 47 for seven in a rain-curtailed six overs match to claim a 12-run victory in the 11th match in the first round of Group A in the ICC World Twenty20 in Dharamsala.
Oman have moved to the top of Group A while Netherlands’s chances for qualification were ended due to continuous and heavy rain which led to the abandonment of seventh match of the first round in the ICC World Twenty20 in Nagpur.
An aggressive 58-ball knock of 83 runs from Tamim Iqbal pushed Bangladesh 153 for seven before they went on to restrict Netherlands to 145 for seven to claim a close eight-run victory in the third match of the first round in Group A in the ICC World Twenty20 in Dharamsala.