28 Oct

Switzerland plan ICC reinstatement

Cricket Switzerland (pictured during the ICC Europe 2009 tournament in Cyprus) has notified the ICC of their intention to submit an application for Associate Membership before the end of the year.

In 2012 the ICC suspended the Swiss Cricket Association due to non-compliance, when there were in effect two organisations claiming to represent the country.

Since then, Cricket Switzerland was formed in 2014 and has grown in size and stature. It has been a member of the Swiss Olympic Association from 2018, being recognized domestically as the body responsible for cricket in the country.

Cricket Switzerland in their posting say: “Currently, documentation supporting all the membership criteria is being collated and will be submitted to the ICC in November. If the application is accepted, Cricket Switzerland’s membership will be put to the ICC AGM due to take place mid-year 2021.”

Netherlands search for new coach

The Netherlands are looking for a new Head Coach for their Women's side.

The two-year contract would see the successful applicant coaching all the Dutch representative women's teams, at both senior and junior level.

They are seeking a candidate with a minimum coaching qualification UKCC Level 3 or international equivalent proven experience in coaching and developing women’s players for elite performance. The Netherlands Women haven't played since September 2019, when they finished sixth at the T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Scotland.

Interested candidates should contact, Roland Lefebvre, KNCB High-Performance Manager (roland.lefebvre@kncb.nl).

The closing date for applications will be Friday 13th November 2020.

Romania win Balkan Cup series against Bulgaria

The middle of October isn't a common time of year for international cricket in Europe, but 2020 has taught us to expect the unusual when it comes to cricket.

The Balkan Cup series saw Bulgaria travel to Ilfov County outside Bucharest for a four-match series against hosts Romania at Moara Vlasiei Cricket Ground.

Romania came out on top after a 3-1 series win completed over the weekend ending 18 October.

That concludes the European international calendar for 2020. Next year is set to be busy with world cup qualifying tournaments for both men and women - hopefully without further disruptions.

(Thanks to CricketEurope International)


John Stephenson


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