Desert Springs Resort to host ICC WT20I Cricket World Cup Europe Qualifier

It is with pleasure that we announce that Desert Springs Resort, Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort with its very own dedicated ICC accredited Cricket Ground and Academy, located in Almeria, Andalucía, south-east Spain has been selected to host the ICC Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup Europe Qualifier between Monday 4th September and Wednesday 13th September, 2023.

Women’s Cricket at Desert Springs Resort, March 2023

Over nine (9) days, Scotland, Netherlands, France and Italy will compete to see who will qualify for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Finals to be held in the Bangladesh in 2024. ICC and Cricket España staff and officials will work closely with Desert Springs Resort to ensure that Scotland, Netherlands, France and Italy benefit from a first-class experience both on and off the field.

Following a practice day on Tuesday 5th September at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy, the teams will then play each other in WT20I white ball matches on the superb Desert Springs Cricket Ground. The two top teams will then qualify for a place in the World Cup finals.

Desert Springs Resort Sales & Marketing Manager, Simon Coaker remarked;

“It is an honour for Desert Springs to have been selected to host the ICC Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup Europe Qualifier and it is a further confirmation of the ability for Desert Springs Resort to attract high quality International cricket events. We very much look forward to welcoming the teams and to delivering a superb event.”


Date Match Timings Competing nations
Wednesday 6th September Match 1: 10:30hrs France v Netherlands
Match 2: 15:30hrs Italy v Scotland
Thursday 7th September Match 3: 10:30hrs Scotland v Netherlands
Match 4: 15:30hrs Italy v France
Friday 8th September Match 5: 10:30hrs Netherlands v Italy
Match 6: 15:30hrs France v Scotland
Saturday 9th September REST DAY
Sunday 10th September Match 7: 10:30hrs Scotland v Italy
Match 8: 15:30hrs Netherlands v France
Monday 11th September Match 9: 10:30hrs France v Italy
Match 10: 15:30hrs Netherlands v Scotland
Tuesday 12th September Match 11: 10:30hrs Scotland v France
Match 12: 15:30hrs Italy v Netherlands


Desert Springs Resort Cricket Manager, Peter Scott commented;

“We are pleased to confirm that spectators are most welcome to attend all matches and admission is FREE, however we must advise that as an official ICC sanctioned event this is strictly on the basis that all spectators follow the clearly defined signage identifying from where they may spectate.

If travelling by car, spectators are requested to park their vehicles within the Golf Club car park and take a leisurely stroll down La Fuente which will lead them to the cricket ground spectators’ area.

We are looking forward to some intense battles between these teams and some great entertainment on our superb cricket ground.

Feel free to bring your parasols and deck chairs and enjoy the spectacle!”

Resort accommodation for officials and players is provided in the apartments & townhouses at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef will be on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining at the cricket pavilion and The Crocodile Club.

To view the video of the Desert Springs Cricket Academy Click Here