May 2021 series shifted to same month in 2022
The Royal Dutch Cricket Association (KNCB) and the ECB have decided to postpone the Super League matches scheduled for end May 2021 between The Netherlands men’s XI and England, to May 2022.
The continuing uncertainty re the Covid-19 pandemic and the far-reaching consequences pertaining to the organisation of the three matches were the reason for further consultation between the KNCB and ECB. The prospect of having to play these matches with hardly any or no spectators at all, was not a viable option for the KNCB, and the ECB showed their understanding for this situation.
The participation of The Netherlands XI in this fantastic ICC competition as the only Associate Member, is an enormous challenge for Dutch cricket and the home matches versus England would have been be a great chance to put cricket on the map in the country next year.
The series versus England would have been the first in the Super League for Dutch cricket, as in 2020 the three ODI’s against Pakistan were already cancelled due to the corona pandemic and measures.
EUROPEAN CRICKET CHAMPIONSHIP
The European Cricket Championship is a month-long tournament featuring 21 national teams that will contest in the second edition of ECC.