Menís T20 World Cup Europe Final 2019
The Guernsey Cricket Board are honoured to be able to announce that they have been chosen by the ICC to host the ICC Menís T20 World Cup Europe Final 2019.
The tournament will see the winner move forward to the ICC Menís T20 World Cup Qualifier (14 teams), vying then for a place at the ICC Menís T20 World Cup Australia 2020.
The tournament is one of five separate regional finals being held with 25 teams competing across these.
Guernsey will welcome their fellow qualifiers from the recent Regional Qualifiers held in the Netherlands, being;
The tournament will be a single round robin format with two matches played each day at KGV Playing Fields and College Field on 15th, 16th, 18th and 19th June with reserve days on the 17th and 20th.
On hosting the tournament GCB Chief Executive Mark Latter said, ďwe are delighted to once again be given the opportunity to welcome the ICC and fellow Associate Member teams to our wonderful island, which we know will be a great place to both play cricket and enjoy our wonderful hospitality on the rest days.
"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. We hope to see all the island out supporting the Greens and coming to see some superb international cricket.
"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 gameĒ.
Ed Shuttleworth, ICC Regional Development Manager - Europe, said: ďWe are delighted to be taking the ICC Menís T20 World Cup Europe Final to Guernsey. This promises to be a fantastic event that will provide one of the six teams with the opportunity to proceed to the final stage of qualification for the ICC Menís T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia.
"The T20 format has been identified as the global growth vehicle for cricket, and this tournament will benefit from ICCís recent decision to award full T20 International status to its Members. As well as deciding the team that progresses to the ICC Menís T20 World Cup Qualifier, the matches played within this event will also contribute towards each sides T20I team ranking. ICC are looking forward to working alongside the Guernsey Cricket Board to deliver a competitive and enjoyable event.Ē
Admission to all matches will be free and a full schedule of fixtures will be made available soon.
Full details can be found at both the Guernsey Cricket website www.guernseycricket.com and the official tournament website www.t20worldcup.com.