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England-Netherlands tour rescheduled in June


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England men have rescheduled their first-ever tour of the Netherlands for June 2022. The reigning 50-over world champions will play three one-day internationals at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen next summer.

They will overlap with the three-Test series against New Zealand, meaning multi-format players are unlikely to tour.

The games were due to be played in May but were postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It is great to be able to be host country for these games. In June we have shown in Utrecht at the CWC Super League series against Ireland, that we are able to organize such an event besides achieving excellent sports performances. At that moment unfortunately without an audience because of the corona measures,” said CEO KNCB, Milena van Not.

“It is a magnificent opportunity to be able to organize such an event again next year, the difference being thousands of cricket fans from both home and abroad having the opportunity to be present this time. I can’t think of a more beautiful cricket event,” he added.

The matches will form part of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League - the qualification tournament for the 2023 50-over World Cup in India - with champions England currently top of the standings, and Netherlands bottom.

Schedule:

First ODI: Friday, June 17 (VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen)

Second ODI: Sunday, June 19 (VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen)

Third ODI: Wednesday, June 22 (VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen)