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News: Ire/Sco/NZ to play triangular….

I think this triangular has been scheduled for a while. As far as my memory goes, this was originally supposed to be Kenya, NZ and Sco in this tournament. There is a mistake in the news article stating that this will be the second ODI by Ireland against a test nation, I think they wanted to write that this is the second ODI by Ireland against THE test nation (the test nation in question being NZ).

I thought after this year’s 4 nation tournament with the WI, that that is the format ICC is likely to follow for next year as well. I would have thought that Netherlands would also have been part of this tournament. one has to remember 2 things though. Firstly, that Sco made an effort themselves to be pushed into this year’s tournament, and secondly, that there is also SA coming in the first half of English summer, and that ICC may be having them visit Ned.

Coming to this tournament, there should have been a final I think. It should have been a 4 match series, rather than a 3 match one.

Why doesnt the ICC try to get Bangladesh or Zimbabwe to tour these countries during the summer? There may be opposition in touring Zim, but I dont think there is opposition in hosting Zim. Even Australia said that they would have no objections in playing Zim outside of Zim. And its not like Bangladesh and Zimbabwe have too hectic a schedule, esp Zim, who arent doing anything really 🙂

  1. October 3, 2007 at 5:07 am

    The full context of the second ODI against a Test nation is within the scope of the period covered by the article, ie. the home international season of 2008. It says that the match against New Zealand could be the second ODI against a Test nation of that season if South Africa visit.

  2. Tom Lewis
    October 3, 2007 at 8:06 am

    The article meant the second test nation they will play next summer, the other of which is most likely to be South Africa. Don’t know what the Netherlands are planning though. Its also a possibility of Ireland playing Kenya in a couple of ODI’s later in the year. They are also planning to tour Bangladesh in the srping which is to be confirmed at this point.

  3. October 15, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    Its very possible pending the release of the second half of the Intercontinental cup fixtures Kenya could end up on a long winding tour of the leading European Associate teams in 2008 anyway so it goes without saying there will be a few ODI’s played

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