The Netherlands will host a T20 international tri-series involving Ireland and Scotland in June 2018. The matches will be hosted at three venues, namely Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Deventer.
The series gets underway on 12th June when the hosts take on Ireland in Rotterdam. The series ends on 20th June thus serving as a perfect foil for the Irish to prepare for the series against India.
This is the first time, a tri-series involving these countries is being held and the intention is to make the tri-series an annual affair.
The Sportpark Laag Zestienhoven in Rotterdam will host the opening day encounter of the tri-series on 12th June. Both Netherlands and Ireland will face each other again on the next day.
The Sportpark Het Schootsveld at Deventer will host both the encounters between the Dutch and Scotland whereas the VCA Cricket Ground at Amsterdam will host the games between fierce rivals Ireland and Scotland.
It will be the first T20 action since the Desert T20 competition in the UAE for the Dutch and the Scottish. The Desert T20 competition was held in January 2017. Ireland had their most recent T20 action in Greater Noida in a series against Afghanistan. All of the countries missed out on qualification to the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
The series will be the first time an ICC Full Member tours Netherlands for a T20I series since Bangladesh did so in 2012. The series will be a high point for the KNCB as they will host the European World T20 Sub-regional qualifiers in August as well.