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Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2012 Squads

All 16 squads have now been named ahead of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2012, which takes place in Queensland, Australia, from 11-26 August.

Australia will defend the title it won in Lincoln, New Zealand, in 2010, and will not only aim to win the trophy for the fourth time in nine events, it will also try to match Pakistan’s effort of winning back-to-back titles.

Pakistan won the tournaments in 2004 and 2006 in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, respectively.

India has also won the tournament twice – in 2002 in Sri Lanka under Mohamamd Kaif and in 2008 under the leadership of Virat Kohli while England’s Owais Shah put his hands on the trophy in Johannesburg when South Africa staged the event in 1998.

ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2012 Squads

Afghanistan U19 World Cup 2012 Squad

Mohammad Javed (captain), Afsar Khan, Aftab Alam, Fareed Malik, Hashmatullah, Mohammad Yamin, Mohibullah, Najibullah, Nasir Jamal, Noorulhaq, Rahim Mangal, Rashid Khan, Sayed Shiraz, Shabir Ahmed and Younas Khan.

Australia U19 World Cup 2012 Squad

Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, William Bosisto, Meyrick Buchanan, Harry Conway, Sam Hain, Travis Head, Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Jimmy Peirson, Gurinder Sandhu, Mark Steketee, Nick Stevens, Ashton Turner and Jack Wildermuth.

Bangladesh U19 World Cup 2012 Squad

Anamul Haque (captain), Abu Haider, Abu Javed, Asif Ahmed, Dewan Sabbir, Liton Das, Al-Amin, Naeem Islam Jnr, Noor Hossain, Salman Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Nurul Hasan, Soumya Sarkar and Taskin Ahmed.

England U19 World Cup 2012 Squad

Adam Ball (captain), Shozair Ali, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Ben Collins, Alex Davies, Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes, Brett Hutton, Aneesh Kapil, Tom Knight, Jamie Overton, Craig Overton, Reece Topley, Kishen Velani and Sam Wood.

India U19 World Cup 2012 Squad

Unmukt Chand (captain), Baba Aparajith, Prashant Chopra, Sandipan Das, Akhil Herwadkar, Rush Kalaria, Vikas Mishra, Akshdeep Nath, Kamal Passi, Smit Patel (wicketkeeper), Mohsin Sayyed, Sandeep Sharma, Harmeet Singh, Manan Vohra and Vijay Zol

Ireland U19 World Cup 2012 Squad

George Dockrell (captain), Scott Campbell, Peter Chase, Adam Coughlan, Shane Getkate, Ryan Hunter, Tyrone Kane, Robin Kelly, Andrew McBrine, Graeme McCarter, Barry McCarthy, Alistair Shields, Patrick Tice, Jason Van der Merwe and Ben Wylie

Namibia U19 World Cup 2012 Squad

Steven Baard (captain), Justin Baard, Luke Bolton, Jano Coetzee, Christopher Coombe, Jason Davidson, MP Delport, Andre Engelbrecht, Gerhard Erasmus, Zhivago Groenewald, Malan Kruger, Pelham Myburgh, Xander Pitchers, Wian Van Vuuren and Bredell Wessels.

Nepal U19 World Cup 2012 Squad

Pradeep Airee, Prithu Baskota, Naresh Budhaayer, Ramnaresh Giri, Mahamad Hasim Ansari, Bhuban Karki, Krishna Karki, Avinash Karn, Saurabh Khanal, Gopal Singh, Rahul Kumar Vishwakarma, Rajesh Pulani, Subash Khakurel, Sagar Pun and Fajlur Rahman.

New Zealand U19 World Cup 2012 Squad

Will Young (captain), Joe Carter, Sean Davey, Michael Davidson, Jacob Duffy, Cameron Fletcher, Ben Horne, Connor Neynens, Edward Nuttall, Robert O’Donnell, Matthew Quinn, Ish Sodhi, Theo van Woerkom, Henry Walsh, and Arnie Yugaraja.

Pakistan U19 World Cup 2012 Squad

Babar Azam (captain), Azizullah, Ehsan Adil, Faraz Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Mir Hamza, Saad Ali, Salman Afridi, Sami Aslam, Shahid Ilyas, Umar Waheed, Usman Qadir, Zafar Gohar and Zia-ul-Haq.

Papua New Guinea (PNG) U19 World Cup 2012 Squad

Chris Kent (captain), Charles Amini, Dogodo Bau, Sese Bau, Nigel Boge, Albert Geita, Raymond Haoda, Ratu Maha, Kabua Vagi Morea, Alei Nao, Lista Oala, Vagi Oala, Lega Slake, Toua Tom and Norman Vanua.

Scotland U19 World Cup 2012 Squad

Paddy Sadler (captain), Aman Bailwal, Freddie Coleman, Matt Cross, Henry Edwards, Nick Farrar, Gavin Main, Tom McBride, Scott McElnea, Ross McLean, Sam Page, Peter Ross, Kyle Smith, Ruaidhri Smith and Andrew Umeed.

South Africa U19 World Cup 2012 Squad

Chad Bowes (captain), Gihahn Cloete, Murray Coetzee, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Corné Dry, Rabian Engelbrecht, Jan Frylinck, Solo Nqweni, Shaylin Pillay, David Rhoda, Diego Rosier, Calvin Savage, Prenelan Subrayen and Lizaad Williams.

Sri Lanka U19 World Cup 2012 Squad

Sanitha De Mel (captain), Amila Aponso, Nirosha Dickwella, Anuk Fernando, Shehan Fernando, Angelo Jayasinghe, Tharindu Kaushal, Ranitha Liyanaarachchi, Lahiru Madushanka, Chamodh Pathirana, Jason Perera, Pulina Taranga, Kasun Vidura, Pabasara Waduge and Sandun Weerakkody.

West Indies U19 World Cup 2012 Squad

Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Anthony Alleyne, Sunil Ambris, Ronsford Beaton, John Campbell, Derone Davis, Justin Greaves, Kavem Hodge, Akeal Hosein, Jerome Jones, Keiron Joseph, Steven Katwaroo, Amir Khan, Kyle Mayers and Marquino Mindley.

Zimbabwe U19 World Cup 2012 Squad

Matthew Bentley (captain), Kyle Bowie, Ryan Burl, Atishsinh Chouhan, Kieran Geyle, Kevin Kasuza, Malcolm Lake, Campbell Light, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Luke Masasire, Nyasha Mayavo, Curthbert Musoko, Andre Odendaal, and Peacemore Zimwa.

QuipuTV to live stream four World Cricket League Championship matches

QuipuTV has secured an agreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to stream four Pepsi World Cricket League Championship matches this month.

The One Day Internationals between Scotland & Canada (Edinburgh, July 9 & 11) and Netherlands &UAE (Rotterdam, July 21 & 23) are part of each teams’ world cup qualification campaign.

All four countries compete in the league championship, along with Afghanistan, Ireland, Namibia, and Kenya; with the top two teams qualifying for the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

QuipuTV continues to build its cricket coverage after the successful livestreaming of 14 matches from the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers in Dubai in March, but Managing Director, Jack McGill, admits coverage of this series of matches will be scaled down.

“The financial reality is that we can only provide skeleton coverage of these matches, but we want to demonstrate to fans of Associate and Affiliate cricket and to the ICC that we are committed to this level of the sport and want to assist with its continued development.”

Cricket Scotland CEO, Roddy Smith, said, “The livestreaming of Associate and Affiliate matches in the last 18 months has been warmly received by fans and players, and enabled thousands to watch matches they otherwise could not attend, so it’s fantastic that QuipuTV are once again committed to supporting these internationals.”

In another positive move, QuipuTV has negotiated for Roger’s Sportsnet in Canada to host their livestream of the Scotland v Canada matches, with UK viewers able to watch on Cricket Scotland’s website.

McGill concludes,  “Our hope is that by building stronger relationships with host television broadcasters for our livestream, highlights packages, and interviews, we can take our coverage to the next level and to an ever greater number of viewers and fans.”

Trent Johnston included in Ireland A squad to face Scotland

Trent Johnston has been named in the Ireland A squad which takes on Scotland next week in a three day game at Uddingston (June 12-14).

Johnston is included along with Max Sorensen and Andrew Poynter, both of whom featured in the UAE as Ireland claimed the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier trophy.

Ireland coach Phil Simmons said, “We want Trent to get some overs under his belt ahead of the RSA Challenge ODI against Australia later this month and the crucial World Cup qualifiers against Afghanistan in July.

“He hasn’t bowled very much since the tournament in UAE because of his knee and this is the ideal opportunity for him to build up his rhythm.

“The team had an excellent win in their last game against Gloucestershire where they showed fantastic fight and character, and I’m sure the game against Scotland will be a tremendous battle, as clashes between the two countries invariably are.”

Andrew Balbirnie who scored an unbeaten 148 as Ireland A successfully chased 411 to beat Gloucestershire by five wickets – the highest run chase in Irish cricket history – misses the game because of University commitments, as does opener Ben Ackland.

None of the Ireland Under 19 side are included in the squad as they have a scheduled fixture against The MCC at Carrickfergus on June 15.

Ireland A squad: James Shannon (capt)(Instonians), John Anderson (Merrion), Andrew Britton (Limavady), Chris Dougherty (CIYMS), Phil Eaglestone (Strabane), Tom Fisher (Railway Union), Trent Johnston (YMCA), Rory McCann (Instonians), Lee Nelson (Waringstown), Andrew Poynter (Clontarf), Max Sorensen (The Hills), Stuart Thompson (Limavady).

Coach: Phil Simmons

Manager: Gavin Craig

Physio: Kieran O’Reilly

ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier UAE 2012 – Squads

Some of the very best cricketers from ICC’s Associate and Affiliate members countries will assemble in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) next month when the 16-team ICC World Twenty20 UAE 2012 will be staged across five venues of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.

All 16 squads for the event, which will be staged from 13 to 24 March, have now been finalised.

At stake in the UAE will be the two available places in the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka which will be played in Colombo, Hambantota and Pallekele from 18 September to 7 October.

A total of 72 matches will be played over 12 days and the first qualifier will emerge after the 61st match while the second qualifier will be known after the 71st match.

The winner of the 72nd and final match of the tournament will complete Group B by joining Australia and West Indies while the runner-up will team up with defending champion England and former winner India in Group A.

Afghanistan will be defending the title it had won in 2010 when the qualifying tournament was an eight-team event. The Asian side had beaten Ireland in the final in Dubai by eight wickets but both the sides qualified for the ICC World Twenty20 2010 which was staged in Barbados, St Lucia and Guyana.

Afghanistan has named eight players in the squad who were members of the side which made history in the UAE two years ago. Captain Nawroz Mangal, Merwais Ashraf, Mohammad Nabi, Hamid Hassan, Mohammad Shahzad, Karim Khan Sadeq, Samiulah Shinwari and Shahpoor Zadran will again be returning with a challenge to guide their side to the second successive ICC World Twenty20.

Ireland, which missed the inaugural event in 2007 but appeared in 2009 and 2010, has named a formidable side as it has retained no less than 10 players from the 2010 campaign. Returning to the UAE will be captain William Porterfield, Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Trent Johnston, John Mooney, Kevin O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Andrew White and Gary Wilson.

The four new faces in the Ireland squad for this event are 29-year-old all-rounder Nigel Jones, 33-year-old Ed Joyce, who has also played ODIs and two T20Is for England as an opener, 27-year wicketkeeper-batsman Rory McCann and an uncapped 26-year-old fast bowler Max Sorensen.

Peter Borren will once again lead the Netherlands which played in the 2007 event and upset England in the tournament opener at Lord’s. The other survivors from the unsuccessful 2010 qualifier event include Mudassar Bukhari, Atse Buurman, Tom De Grooth, Tim Gruijters, Alexei Kervezee and Pieter Seelaar.

While the Dutch side will be without the services of Ryan ten Doeschate, the Associate ODI Player of the Year in 2008, 2010 and 2011, it will be bolstered by the inclusion of fast emerging Tom Cooper. The 25-year-old opener is yet to make his T20I debut but averages 54 from 18 ODIs and just under 40 from as many first-class matches.

The other popular name in the Associate and Affiliate world, Ashish Bagai of Canada, will also be missing from next month’s action. The wicketkeeper batsman captained his side in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

The event will see in action two international stars of the recent past: Michael Di Venuto and Geraint Jones.

Di Venuto, who will represent Italy, has played nine ODIs for Australia in 1997 while Jones, who will play for Papua New Guinea (PNG), has played 34 Tests, 49 ODIs and two T20Is for England between 2004 and 2006.

The 38-year-old Di Venuto has become eligible after securing an Italian passport while 35-year-old Jones can play for PNG as he was born in Kundiawa, the capital of Simbu province in PNG.


Afghanistan – Nawroz Mangal (captain), Javed Ahmadi, Merwais Ashraf, Mohammad Nabi, Hamid Hassan, Mohammad Zamir Khan, Mohammad Shahzad, Gulbadin Naib, Shabir Ahmed Noori, Karim Khan Sadeq, Samiullah Shinwari, Dollat Zadran, Noor Ali Zadran, Shapoor Zadran

Bermuda – David Hemp (captain), Jason Anderson, Lional Cann, Fiqre Crockwell, Terryne Fray, Joshua Gilbert, Stefan Kelly, Kamau Leverock, Stephen Outerbridge, Josclyn Pitcher, Samuel Robinson, Curt Stovell, Rodney Trott, Janeiro Tucker

Canada – Jimmy Hansra (captain),Manninder Aulakh, Harvir Baidwan, Rustam Bhatti, Rizwan Cheema, Khurram Chohan, Tyson Gordon, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Zahid Hussain, Nitish Kumar, Henry Osinde, Hiral Patel, Raza Rehman, Junaid Siddiqi

Denmark – Michael Pedersen (captain), Aftab Ahmed, Shehzad Ahmed, Sair Anjum, Bobby Chawla, Basit Javed, Frederik Klokker, Jacob Larsen, Kamran Mahmood, Rizwan Mahmood, James Moniz, Martin Pedersen, Bashir Shah, Hamid Shah

Hong Kong – James Atkinson (captain), Irfan Ahmed, Muhammad Moner Ahmed, Nadeen Ahmed, Waqas Barkat, Babar Hayat, Asif Khan, Mohammad Aizaz Khan, Mohammad Nizakat Khan, Courtney Kruger, Roy Lamsam, Kinchit Shah, Daljeet Singh, Maxwell Tucker

Ireland – William Porterfield (captain), Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Trent Johnston, Nigel Jones, Ed Joyce, Rory McCann, John Mooney, Kevin O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Max Sorensen, Paul Stirling, Andrew White, Gary Wilson

Italy – Alessandro Bonora (captain), Gareth Berg, Damian Crowley, Gayashan Munasinghe, Luis Di Giglio, Michael Di Venuto, Dilan S. Fernando, Damian C. K. Fernando, Andrew Northcote, Hayden Patrizi, Dell’agnello, Vincenzo Pennazza, Peter Petricola, Stanly H. J. Samaraweera, Carl Sandri

Kenya – Collins Obuya (captain), Ragheb Aga, Duncan Allan, Tanmay Mishra, James Ngoche, Shem Ngoche, Alex Obanda, David Obuya, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Nelson Odhiambo, Elijah Otieno, Morris Ouma, Rakep Patel, Hiren Varaiya

Namibia – Craig Williams (captain), Sarel Burger, Merwe Erasmus, Hendrick Geldenhuys, Zhivago Groenwald, Louis Klazinga, Christiaan Opperman, Bernard Scholtz, Nicolaas Scholtz, Gerrie Snyman, Ewald Steenkamp, Louis Van Der Westhuizen, Raymond Van Schoor, Christoffel Viljoen

Nepal – Paras Khadka (captain), Pradeep Airee, Mahaboob Alam, Prithu Baskota, Amrit Bhattarai, Shakti Gauchan, Krishna Karki, Paresh Prasad Lohani, Gyanendra Malla, Anil Kumar Mandal, Basant Regmi, Sanjam Regmi, Chandra Sawad, Sharad Vesawkar

Netherlands – Peter Borren (captain), Wesley Barresi, Mudassar Bukhari, Atse Buurman, Tom Cooper, Tom De Grooth, Tim Gruijters, Timm Van Der Gugten, Tom Heggelman, Alexei Kervezee, Ahsan Malik, Stephan Myburgh, Pieter Seelaar, Michael Swart

Oman – Hemal Mehta (captain), Sultan Ahmed, Qais Bin Khalid Al Said, Syed Amir Ali, Adnan Ilyas,Syed Aamir Kaleem, Awal Khan, Farhan Afzal Khan, Ajay Lalcheta, Sufyan Mehmood, Rajeshkumar Ranpura, Zeeshan Ahmed Siddiqi, Jatinder Singh, Vaibhav Wategaonkar

Papua New Guinea – Rarua Dikana (captain), Geraint Jones, Jack Vare-Kevere, Jason Kila, Willie Gavera, Chris Amini, John Boge Reva, Tony Ura, Assadollah Vala, Chris Kent, Mahuru Dai, Vani Vagi Morea, Joel Tom, Hitolo Areni

Scotland – Gordon Drummond (captain), Richard Berrington, Kyle Coetzer, Joshua Davey, Ryan Flannigan, Gordon Goudie, Majid Haq, Calum Macleod, Preston Mommsen, Matthew Parker, Safayaan Sharif, Jan Stander, Craig Wallace, David Watts

Uganda – Davis Arinaitwe (captain), Arthur Kyobe, Brian Masaba, Deusdedit Muhumuza, Roger Mukasa, Benjamin Musoke, Frank Nsubuga, Jonathan Sebanja, Asadu Seiga, Ronald Semanda, Laurence Sematimba, Henry Ssenyondo, Charles Waiswa, Arthur Ziraba

United States of America – Sushil Nadkarni (captain), Orlando Baker, Adil Bhatti, Ryan Corns, Muhammad Ghous, Elmore Hutchinson, Asif Mehmood Khan, Aditya Mishra, Azrudeen Mohammed, Nauman Mustafa, Abhimanyu Rajp, Gowkaran Roopnarine, Usman Shuja, Steven Taylor

Scotland name ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers squad

Scotland have announced squads for the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers in Dubai, the Training Camp in Sri Lanka, the Intercontinental Cup and World Cricket League Championship.

The Intercontinental Cup squad will depart from Glasgow Airport on Friday 10 February in preparation for their ICC Intercontinental Cup game against the UAE which will take place between the 16th and 19th of February.

This will be Scotland’s third game in the 2011-2013 competition, following a rain affected draw with Holland and a winning draw against Namibia.

Missing from that squad will be batsman Josh Davey, who is currently in South Africa with Middlesex as part of his rehabilitation from surgery late last year, while Kyle Coetzer will also miss out, due to his participation in the Bangladesh Premier League.

This will mean opportunities for Ewan Chalmers and Freddie Coleman to impress. Opening bowler Alasdair Evans has been selected in the squad to supplement the pace bowling attack.

After the Intercontinental Cup match, Scotland will travel to Sri Lanka for an intensive training camp where they will play a combination of 50 and 20 over matches against quality Sri Lankan sides. Fraser Watts, Calvin Burnett, Jan Stander and Josh Davey will join the squad at this point of the tour.

The squad will then return to the UAE on the 5th of March for two vital games in the World Cricket League Championship. These matches against the UAE will take place on the 7th and 9th of March.

The focus of the tour then switches to T20 with the ICC World T20 Qualifier being held from the 13th to the 24th of March.

Matthew Parker has been recuperating from hip surgery last year and will make a welcome return to the squad for the first time since sustaining the injury early last summer.

He will travel to the UAE but will not play in the I Cup game but will use the time to prepare for the one day and T20 matches which follow.

“This will be a challenging tour for the squad, which will incorporate all three forms of the game,” head coach Peter Steindl said.

“Our preparations have gone well to date and we are looking to transfer this work quickly when we arrive in Sharjah on Saturday.”

Intercontinental Cup squad v United Arab Emirates; 16 to 19 February

Gordon Drummond (Captain), Preston Mommsen, Alasdair Evans, Ryan Flannigan, Simon Smith (wk), Ewan Chalmers, Richie Berrington, Freddie Coleman, Calum MacLeod, Craig Wallace, Gordon Goudie, Safyaan Sharif, Majid Haq

Training Camp in Sri Lanka: 21 February to 5 March:

Gordon Drummond , Preston Mommsen Fraser Watts, Ryan Flannigan, Josh Davey, Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Craig Wallace (wk) Matthew Parker, Calvin Burnett, Gordon Goudie, Jan Stander, Majid Haq, Safyaan Sharif

ICC World Cricket League Championship v UAE, 7 and 9 March:

Gordon Drummond (Captain), Preston Mommsen Fraser Watts, Ryan Flannigan, Josh Davey , Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Craig Wallace (wk), Matthew Parker, Calvin Burnett, Kyle Coetzer, Gordon Goudie, Jan Stander, Majid Haq, Safyaan Sharif

ICC World T20 qualifier, Dubai, 13 to 24 March:

Gordon Drummond (Captain), Preston Mommsen, Fraser Watts, Ryan Flannigan, Josh Davey, Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Craig Wallace (wk), Matthew Parker, Kyle Coetzer, Gordon Goudie, Jan Stander, Majid Haq, Safyaan Sharif.

Scotland vs England ODI to be broadcast live on Sky Sports

Cricket Scotland has announced that Sky Sports will broadcast the third One Day International encounter, between Scotland vs England at the Citylets Grange, Edinburgh.

Paul King, Sky Sports Executive Cricket Producer said: “It will be exciting to see a new team of Scottish cricketers and assess their chances of qualifying for future ICC events.

“I’m sure they will give England a tough game on home soil.”

England travel to Scotland for an ODI on 12 August.

Roddy Smith, Cricket Scotland Chief Executive said “we are delighted at the news that Sky will be covering our match against England.

“With significant improvements on the field, it will be another fantastic opportunity for our guys to showcase their talents and give cricket in Scotland more important exposure.”

This fixture is part of Sky’s year round dedication to cricket, with coverage every month of the year including England overseas every winter and at home every summer plus county, women’s and youth cricket.

ICC Intercontinental Cup 2011-13 second round fixtures confirmed

The International Cricket Council has confirmed the dates for the second round matches in the eight-team first-class ICC Intercontinental Cup 2011-13.

Three matches will be played in September with Kenya travelling to Deventer to take on the Netherlands from 7 to 10 September, former champion Ireland will host Canada at Leinster Cricket Club in Dublin from 13 to 16 September while at the Wanderers Cricket Club in Windhoek, Scotland will go head to head with Namibia from 23 to 26 September.

Defending champion Afghanistan will take on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the Sharjah Stadium in Sharjah from 5 to 8 October in a match which will be Afghanistan’s home fixture.

There will be a total of US$254,000 in prize money for the Associate and Affiliate teams taking part in the ICC Intercontinental Cup 2011-13 with US$100,000 for the winners and US$40,000 for the runners-up.

Teams finishing in third and fourth place with receive US$20,000 and US$10,000 respectively while an outright win by any team during the course of the round-robin stage will see it walk away with US$3,000 per match.

Having previously been designed around a two-group, three-day format, the event then evolved into an eight-team, round-robin and truly global tournament featuring four-day cricket which gives those teams who do not play Test cricket the chance to experience the longer form of the game.

This year’s format will include eight teams – Afghanistan, Canada, Ireland, Kenya, Netherlands, Scotland, Namibia and United Arab Emirates.

Scotland won the first ICC Intercontinental Cup in 2004, beating Canada in the final, while Ireland has been victorious in three events since then, beating Kenya in the 2005 decider, Canada in the 2006-07 event, Namibia in 2007-08 while in 2009-10 Afghanistan won the competition.

In addition to the ICC Intercontinental Cup fixtures, a 50-over competition is being played between the eight participating countries with two matches to be played alongside the ICC Intercontinental Cup tournament schedule. The 50-over matches between the six Associate teams currently with One-Day International status will be classed as ODIs.

ICC Intercontinental Cup 2011-13 second round fixtures

  • 7-10 Sept – Netherlands v Kenya, Salland CC, Deventer
  • 13-16 Sept – Ireland v Canada, Leinster CC, Dublin
  • 23-26 Sept – Namibia v Scotland, Wanderers CC, Windhoek
  • 5-8 Oct – Afghanistan v UAE, Sharjah Stadium, UAE (Afghanistan’s home fixture)

50-OVER SERIES (second round)

  • 12 Sept – Netherlands v Kenya, Voorburg CC, The Hague
  • 13 Sept – Netherlands v Kenya, Voorburg CC, The Hague
  • 19 Sept – Ireland v Canada, Clontarf CC, Dublin
  • 20 Sept – Ireland v Canada, Clontarf CC, Dublin
  • 28 Sept – Namibia v Scotland, Wanderers CC, Windhoek
  • 29 Sept – Namibia v Scotland, Wanderers CC, Windhoek
  • 10 Oct – Afghanistan v UAE, Sharjah Stadium, UAE (Afghanistan’s home fixture)
  • 12 Oct – Afghanistan v UAE, Sharjah Stadium, UAE (Afghanistan’s home fixture)

(Afghanistan and the UAE are also expected to play two T20Is. Details will be announced in due course).

ICC Intercontinental Cup 2011-13 (first round result/forthcoming matches)

  • 21-24 June – Scotland v Netherlands, Citylets Manoofield, Aberdeeb. Match draw. Points – Scotland 7, Netherlands 7
  • 28 June-1 July – Ireland v Namibia, Stormont, Belfast (postponed and decision to be made by the ICC in regard to possibility of playing in March 2012)
  • 28-31 July – Kenya v UAE, Nairobi Gymkhana, Nairobi
  • 2-5 August – Canada v Afghanistan, Maple Leaf CC, Toronto

50-OVER SERIES (first round result/forthcoming matches)

  • 28 June – Scotland beat Netherlands by 15 runs
  • 29 June – Scotland beat Netherlands by five wickets (D/L method)
  • 4 July – Ireland beat Namibia by 26 runs
  • 5 July – Ireland beat Namibia by eight wickets
  • 25 July – Kenya v UAE, Nairobi Gymkhana, Nairobi
  • 26 July – Kenya v UAE, Nairobi Gymkhana, Nairobi
  • 7 August – Canada v Afghanistan, Maple Leaf CC, Toronto
  • 9 August – Canada v Afghanistan, SCCC, Toronto
  • 11 August – Canada v Afghanistan, Maple Leaf CC, Toronto

(Canada and Afghanistan will be joined by Trinidad in a Twenty20 tournament which will be played at SCCC in Toronto on 11 and 12 August. Matches between Canada and Afghanistan will be classified as official T20Is).

Ireland Women’s squad for European Championships

The Ireland senior women’s squad for the  European Championships has been announced. Ireland senior women travel to The Netherlands on 14-19th August to compete with the hosts and Scotland in ODIs and T20 matches.

This tournament will be an opportunity for players to showcase their talent and quality in advance of the World Cup Qualifiers in Bangladesh later this year.

Ireland Women’s squad

  •     Isobel Joyce (Capt) (Merrion)
  •     Laura Boylan (The Hills)
  •     Laura Cullen (Clontarf)
  •     Laura Delany (Leinster)
  •     Emma Flanagan (Pembroke)
  •     Kim Garth (Pembroke)
  •     Shauna Kavanagh (Pembroke)
  •     Amy Kenealy (Leinster)
  •     Louise McCarthy (Pembroke)
  •     Rebecca Rolfe (Leinster)
  •     Elena Tice (Merrion)
  •     Julie van der Flier (Merrion)
  •     Mary Waldron (wk) (Pembroke)

Support staff

  •     Jeremy Bray (Head Coach)
  •     Becca Gallagher (Manager)
  •     Judy Cohen (Scorer)
  •     Physio to be confirmed.

Sri Lanka beat Scotland by 183 run

Sri Lanka beat Scotland by 182 runs in third match of the Tri-Series at Citylets Grange in Edinburgh.

Scotland won the toss and asked Sri Lanka to bat first. Sri Lanka made 284 for seven featuring fifties with help of the fifities from openers Mahela Jayawardene and Dimuth Karunaratne.

Sri Lanka who at one time were struggling at 218/6 were powered by Mendis and Malinga towards the end of the innings. Malinga finished on 32 not out from 15 balls including two fours and two sixes.

Scotland were then dismissed for their second lowest ODI total of 101, with Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga taking five for 30 in an innings where Majid Haq top-scored with 34 and no other batsman made more than 17.

On Malinga’s bowling Drummond said “It’s the uniqueness of how he delivers the ball. We knew he was going to be difficult to face but knowing it and actually doing something about it are different things”.
Sri Lanka’s victory came just a day after Scotland posted their record ODI total of 323 for five to upset World Cup giant-killers Ireland by five wickets.

Scotland beats Ireland in high scoring thriller

Scotland beat Ireland by five wickets in the second One-Day International in the tri-series at The Grange in Edinburgh.

Ireland posted the challenging target of 320 with help of the Paul Stirling’s 113 and Alex Cusack’s 71.

Scotland chased down the target brilliantly thanks to Kyle Coetzer’s 89 and Richie Berrington’s 56. Scotland ended at 323 for 5 in its 48.3 overs

Scotland need to beat Sri Lanka in the final league game on Wednesday to win the series.

The first game between Ireland and Sri Lanka on Monday was washed out without a ball being bowled.

Scotland 323 for 5 (Coezter 89, Berrington 56, Watts 54, Davey 50) beat Ireland 320 for 8 (Stirling 113, Cusack 71, Mommsen 3-26) by five wickets