Two steps to the World Cup
GUERNSEY is set to stage the highest level of team competition ever seen in the island.
The ICC yesterday confirmed that the Sarnians will host the six-team Europe final between 13 and 21 June.
‘Given that the teams are just two steps from a World Cup Final, this will be the highest level of team competition seen on Guernsey ever,’ said a delighted GCB chief executive Mark Latter.
‘We hope to see all the island out supporting the Greens and coming to see some superb international cricket,’ he added.
‘We will be initiating several activities in schools and the community to get everyone fully involved in the excitement of the tournament. We also look forward to working with Visit Guernsey to take advantage of all the fans and media eyes on Guernsey during the week, to make sure we promote our great island to the international audience watching in.
‘First and foremost, we hope that seeing the national team playing on an international stage, at home, will inspire more boys and girls to take up our great game.’
The tournament will see the winner move forward to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier (14 teams), vying then for a place at the T20 World Cup in Australia 2020.
It is one of five separate regional finals being held, with 25 teams competing across these.
Guernsey will welcome their fellow qualifiers from the Regional Qualifiers held in the Netherlands, namely Denmark, Germany, Italy, Jersey and Norway.
The tournament will be a single round robin format with two matches played each day at KGV and College Field and with reserve days on two days.