Second WCL Championship match moved to Deventer
The persistent bad weather has brought about another change in the Dutch international schedule, with the second Pepsi World Cricket League Championship match between the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates on Monday, 23 July being transferred from the Hazelaarweg in Rotterdam to Het Schootsveld in Deventer.
Discussions last week led to the conclusion that the VOC club would not be able to produce two suitable pitches for the two-match series, which is part of the qualification process for the 2015 World Cup.
The KNCB therefore sought permission from the ICC to shift the second game to Deventer, where the same teams are currently playing their four-day Intercontinental Cup match.
This has now been granted, and only the first match, on Saturday, 21 July with a reserve day on Sunday, 22 July, will be played in Rotterdam.
Monday’s game – with a reserve day the following day – will bring the sides back to Deventer.
The Dutch will then move on to Westvliet in Voorburg, where they are scheduled to meet Bangladesh in a Twenty20 International on Wednesday, 25 July. Then, two days later, they meet Gloucestershire in a Clydesdale Bank 40 League match at the ABN AMRO International Cricket Center in Amstelveen.