Krikketsamband Islands (Iceland Cricket Board) have announced that the country will play its first-ever international match against Switzerland this August.
Iceland will be touring London in the summer and will play two T20s and an ODI against the Swiss on August 28 and 29 at St. George’s College in Weybridge.
Neither of the matches will have an official ICC status.
An agreement to the play the three international fixtures in England has been reached between the Iceland Cricket Board and Cricket Switzerland.
Along with the three matches between the two countries, Iceland will also be taking on an MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) XI at London.
Jakob Robertson, the Chairman of the Iceland Cricket Board, expressed delight at the latest development.
Iceland is about to take the cricket world by storm. A snowstorm. A blizzard of cricketing brilliance. Please retweet @Swannyg66. We need traction on this one. https://t.co/wMFkn3npDF pic.twitter.com/NtYF5N0HJU
— Iceland Cricket (@icelandcricket) 9 April 2018
“Since cricket came to Iceland in 1999, the sport has been growing steadily and our national team has often played visiting cricket clubs, as well as touring England and Czechia. We’ve worked really hard to organize our first international fixture and we are beside ourselves with excitement in anticipation of the tour,” he said in a press release.
Switzerland is currently an affiliate member of the ICC while Iceland have ambitions for the same as they chase a membership of the European Cricket Council.
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