Cricket Espana are all set to host Sweden, Norway, Italy and Isle of Man in a multi-nation T20I tournament from the 10th to 15th of November at the Desert Springs facility ground. The series will see Isle of Man after missing out on a T20I debut late in August, join the long list of nations with T20I status.
Spain Women’s Cricket Team
Having gained the T20I status from International Cricket Council (ICC) back in April 2018, the side first played their official game contrasting in the quadrangular series in France in May 2022 alongside Austria, host France and Jersey. Espana lost all of their 4 T20I games on tour and are yet to get their first win on board.
Sweden Women’s Cricket Team
Having gained T20I status back in 2018, the side played their first game in 2021 against Norway in a one-off T20I game and registered a win straightaway. Early this year in May, Sweden played in the Nordic Women’s T20 Cup alongside Norway and Denmark, the side registered wins in all 5 games of the tournament and stands strong with 6 wins in 6 T20I outings so far.
Norway Women’s Cricket Team
Having gained T20I status in 2018, the side played their first game in 2019 against Austria in the 2019 France Women’s T20I quadrangular Series in Nantes and registered their maiden win straightaway. They then played in a one-off T20I game against Sweden in the same year. In 2022, the side played 4 games during the Nordic Women T20 Cup and registered a win in the tournament.
Italy Women’s Cricket Team
The side has been an associate member of the ICC since 1995, having previously been an affiliate member since 1984. In 2018, ICC granted all its members full T20I status and Italy then in 2021 played their 1st official game against Austria in a bilateral home series and registered their maiden win straightaway, but went on to lose the series 2-3. Italy when toured Austria this year, managed an act of sweet revenge with a 5-0 clean sweep.
Isle of Man Women’s Cricket Team
The side were scheduled to play in a Tri-series against Romania and Malta in the inaugural edition of the Women’s Continental Cup that was hosted by Cricket Romania on the 27th and the 28th of August but couldn’t make it. The series went on and the bilateral 3-match T20I series saw Malta hand a 3-0 defeat to Romania. The Isle of Man now will hopefully be making it to Spain and marking their T20I debut.
The series will be highly awaited by the associate nations and the tournament could really turn out to be a hard contesting one. All teams are scheduled to play each other in a single robin-round group stage format. There’s more to come on the same, we’ll keep you updated. Stay tuned!
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