- Three Dutch men active in Bangladesh Premier League and Klaassen, Glover and De Leede active in ILT20 Dubai (13 January – 12 February)
Following the fantastic performances of the Dutch men's team during the T20 World Cup in Australia, several Dutch players have been picked up by franchises. Colin Ackermann, Max O'Dowd and Paul van Meekeren will play in the Bangladesh Premier League from 6 January until 16 February 2023. Later this month Bas de Leede, Brandon Glover and Fred Klaassen will be in action during the ILT20 in the United Arab Emirates
Max O'Dowd and Colin Ackermann will meet in the opening game of the BPL on January 6 when the Chattogram Challengers take on the Sylhet Strikers. Later they will also meet Paul van Meekeren who plays for the Khulna Tigers.
A total of 46 matches will be played by seven participating teams in three cities: Dhaka, Sylhet and Chattogram.
Many world-class athletes are present at the ILT20. The teams of the Dutch are all led by experienced West Indians. For example, De Leede's team is led by west Indian veteran Kieron Pollard. Among others, Dwayne Bravo and Trent Boult will be Bas' teammates. Brandon Glover's team is also led by a West Indian: Sunil Narine, whilst Klaassen's team has Rovman Powell as captain.
In the competition, all six teams will play eachother twice. The top four will make the playoffs.
After that, there will be an eliminator and two qualifiers – just like in the IPL – to determine the two finalists.
You can follow the teams’ performances here:
Men's World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe and South Africa
The Dutch squad has been announced to travel to Zimbabwe and South Africa in March to play the last five World Cup qualifying matches. These are One Day Internationals as part of the Super League that offer the prospect of participating in the 50-over-world championship, which will be held in India in October and November this year.
Fixtures (ODIs, Super League):
21-3-2023 Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club Harare
23-3-2023 Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club Harare
25-3-2023 Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club Harare
31-3-2023 South Africa Willowmoore Park Benoni
2-4-2023 South Africa Wanderers Johannesburg