Netherlands to host T20 tri-series ahead of T20 world cup.

Netherlands is set to host Ireland and Scotland in a T20 tri-series as part of their preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup, commencing on June 2. The tri-series will be held in Amstelveen from May 18 to 24, featuring matches on all days except May 21.

This all-European tri-series will adopt a straightforward round-robin format, sans a final, with each team playing against the others twice.

Ireland, fresh from completing a comprehensive all-format home series against Afghanistan earlier this month, is scheduled to play three home T20Is against Pakistan in May before participating in this tri-series in the Netherlands. Meanwhile, for Scotland and Netherlands, who recently competed in 50-overs games in the World Cup League 2, this tri-series represents their final opportunity to fine-tune their T20I strategies before heading to the West Indies and the USA for the World Cup.

“We are thrilled to host this Tri-Series as part of our preparations for the T20 World Cup taking place in America and the West Indies in June,” remarked Roland Lefebvre, the high-performance director at the KNCB (Royal Dutch Cricket Association). “With twenty teams participating in this year’s event, it truly becomes a global spectacle, captivating more than a billion TV viewers worldwide. The Netherlands team is eager to replicate the success they achieved in Australia in 2022.”

In the T20 World Cup, Ireland finds itself in Group A alongside Canada, India, Pakistan, and USA; Scotland in Group B alongside Australia, England, Namibia, and Oman; and Netherlands in Group D alongside Bangladesh, Nepal, South Africa, and Sri Lanka.