Netherlands to host Ireland, Scotland for T20 tri-series

Vivian Kingma gets mobbed by team-mates after taking a hat-trick Peter Della Penna

The Netherlands is set to host a triangular T20 series also involving Ireland and Scotland in Rotterdam, Deventer and Amstelveen, from June 12 to 20.

"This tournament will become an annual event between the three strongest European cricket countries," the Royal Dutch Cricket Association (KNCB) said in a statement.

"I am so excited about the announcement of this annual tri-series T20 event with Ireland and Scotland," said Ryan Campbell, the Netherlands coach. "I believe the three teams are evenly matched and the opportunity to play against our neighbours more often is something that we've been trying to put together for some time now. The matches will be action packed and this will be our first steps in preparation for the 2019 World T20 Qualifiers."

The three countries had contested the World Cup Qualifiers last month but failed to make the cut. While Netherlands did not get past the group stage, Scotland and Ireland qualified for the Super Six stage and finished fourth and fifth respectively.