The ICC (International Cricket Council), the global governing body for cricket hosted the ICC Europe Regional Qualifier between Monday 4th and Wednesday 13th September at Desert Springs Resort, Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort with its very own ICC accredited Cricket Ground, in the Almanzora region of Almeria, Andalucía in south-east Spain.
The ICC Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup Europe Qualifier brought together four (4) teams, Scotland, Netherlands, Italy and France. The teams played each other twice in white ball WT20 International matches, with both Scotland and Netherlands winning five (5) matches each, Net Run Rate (NRR) eventually splitting the teams with Scotland claiming victory. Scotland and Netherlands will move forward and represent ICC Europe in the Global Qualifier for a place in the Women’s T20 World Cup in Bangladesh 2024.
Scotland Interm Head Coach, Craig Wallace commented; “The Facilities for cricket were brilliant, the pitches were the best thing about the stay and allowed us to play the brand of cricket we want.”
Italy Allrounder, Emilia Bartram stated; “The facilities were excellent as always, it was good to have 4 grass nets to train on, the ground played well and the pitches were good”
The Netherlands Head Coach, Jeremy Bray commented; “We had a great experience at Desert Springs Resort, it’s like a ‘Home away from Home’, with high quality accommodation and meal facilities. Cricket ground conditions were of a high standard”
The players and coaches were accommodated in some of the privately-owned Apartments and Villas at Desert Springs Resort and the resort’s executive chef was on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in the Crocodile Club restaurant.
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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.
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.
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For further information contact:
+44 (0) 7518 295 810
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