Euro Twenty20 Cup preview

Warsaw, 12-15 July 2018

Central European four nation Twenty20 in Warsaw

Match One - Poland (hosts) v Switzerland

Four nations have confirmed their participation in the Central European Development League Twenty20 Cup in Warsaw, Poland.

Poland (hosts), Switzerland, Hungary & Ukraine will compete in this year's tournament at the Warsaw Cricket Ground at Stare Babice from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th July 2018.

Euro T20 Cup in Warsaw (12-15.7.2018)

The Swiss go into this tournament on the back of their recent success in the Central European ODI Touranment in Prague, but tournament favourites remain the hosts. The combination of home soil and their strongest possible team will make them a very difficult team to beat.

Hungary, who incidentally beat Switzerland in this tournament in 2017, will also prove to be strong contestants.

In an exclusive with the Swiss coach/manager, Chris Lodge says, "With a number of changes from the ODI tour squad in June due to players having to balance their family, work and cricket commitments, it is a much changed squad that travels to Poland.
This though, does provide a number of players who were unavailable or not seleted for Prague with a chance to make their mark against equally strong opposition, in what is always a strongly contested tournament".

Match schedule

                Central European Twenty20 Cup in Warsaw (12-15 July 2018)                  
Thursday 12th July (round 1) 
11am Poland versus Switzerland
2.30pm Hungary versus Ukraine
Friday 13th July (round 2)
11am Hungary versus Switzerland
2.30pm Poland versus Ukraine
Saturday 14th July (round 3)
11am Switzerland versus Ukraine
2.30pm Poland versus Hungary
Sunday 15th July
10am 3rd versus 4th
1.30pm Final
5pm Closing ceremony
Gminny Ośrodek Sportu i Rekreacji Stare Babice
Gminny Ośrodek Sportu i Rekreacji Stare Babice

All games take place at the Gminny Ośrodek sports & recreation ground just outside Warsaw in Stare Babice:

 

Gminny Ośrodek Sportu i Rekreacji Stare Babice
ul. Zachodnia 2, Zielonki-Parcele
05-082 Stare Babice

Team accommodation

The Swiss National Squad will stay at the MCC Mazurkas Conference Centre & Hotel:

 

MCC Mazurkas Conference Centre & Hotel
ul. Poznańska 177
05-850 Ożarów Mazowiecki
tel.: +48 22 721 47 47-49
fax: +48 22 721 47 51
e-mail: recepcja@mazurkashotel.pl

Squad details

The following players have made them themselves available and were selected for this tournament:

No. Player                                                  Club                                           
1  Matthew Martin CERN CC
2  Afzaal Sikander Power CC
3  Shahnawaz Mohammad Power CC
4 Sajiat Safiat Power CC
5 Tom Mampilly Winterthur CC
6  Aidan Andrews Cossonay CC
7  Arjun Vinod Geneva XI Stars CC
8  Ashwin Vinod Geneva CC
9  Lakshmi Prasad Zurich Lions CC
10 Shijo Joseph Winterthur CC
11 Prabhakar Palni CERN CC
12 A.N.Other  
13    
14    
Coach/Manager: Chris Lodge  

Officials

Officials for this tournament have been named as Peter de Boeck & Andrew Scott.

Further information

Polish Cricket Board

Information on the Swiss national squad's participation should be directed to Chris Lodge, general information on the Central European Twenty Cup 2018 to Tarun Daluja.