The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the three qualifying events taking place in Europe in 2017, each are pathway qualifiers to the ICC’s global events.
The ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2018 – Europe/Americas Qualifier 2017; the ICC World Cricket League – Europe Division 1 2017, the men’s 50 over tournament and ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 – Europe Qualifier 2017 will all take place between June and August 2017.
The United States of America women’s team will travel to Scotland to compete against Scotland and Netherlands in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2018 – Europe/Americas Qualifier 2017 from 14-20 August 2017. This event is a direct qualifier to the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier, with the top two teams from the qualifying event progressing.
Cricket Scotland Chief Executive, Malcolm Cannon said: “It’s a great honour for Scotland to be selected as host for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2018- Europe/Americas Qualifier. As a national governing body, we’re fully committed to boosting the profile of the women’s game in Scotland and this opportunity will allow us to do exactly that.
“Our women’s national team will have the chance to show off their skills in front of what we are sure will be a healthy home support, while welcoming the Netherlands and USA to our shores will be an honour and an opportunity to showcase the progression of the women’s game further,” stated Cannon.
Netherlands (Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond- KNCB) will host the ICC World Cricket League – Europe Division 1 2017 from 11-17 June 2017, the participating teams are Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Norway and Sweden, the winner will qualify for the global eight-team ICC World Cricket League Division 5.
ICC Qualifying events 2017 – Europe
ICC World Cricket League – Europe Division 1 2017; 11-17 June 2017; Host Netherlands; Participating teams – Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden
ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 – Europe Qualifier 2017; 23 July – 1 August 2017; Host Jersey; Participating teams – Denmark, Ireland, Jersey, Scotland
ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2018 – Europe/Americas Qualifier 2017; 14-20 August 2017; Host Scotland; Participating teams – The Netherlands, Scotland, United States of America
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