Men’s national squad of Czech Republic will be visiting Malta for a preparatory tour from Mar 13th – 15th, 2020, where they will play friendly T20 matches against the host’s at Marsa Cricket Ground within the Marsa Sports Club. The tour will provide preparations for both Malta and Czech Republic before the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier in Spain and Belgium in May/Jun 2020.
National players of Malta will also play an internal match between them as players will be split into a Malta XI and a Malta Select XI squad, which will be an internal selection strategy for the selection of Malta squad for International matches. Malta will be heading to Spain in May 2020 to compete against the host’s, along with Italy, Norway, France, Bulgaria, Israel and Cyprus in Europe Qualifier A from May 16th – 22nd, 2020.
Czech Republic will be travelling to Belgium, where they compete against the host’s, along with Denmark, Austria, Romania, Portugal, Isle of Man and Serbia in Europe Qualifier B from Jun 10th – 16th, 2020. Czech Republic toured Malta in Oct 2019, where they won the Valletta Cup (4-nation Quadrangular), enroute to creating some individual T20I world records as well.
Czech Republic tour of Malta Fixtures (Timings Local)
14th March 2020: Malta v Czech Republic (9am) ; Malta v Czech Republic (1:30pm)
15th March 2020: Malta v Czech Republic (9am) ; Malta XI v Malta Select XI (1:30pm)
Czech Republic Squad
Ed Knowles (Captain), Hilal Ahmad, Kyle Gilham, Arshad Hayat, Shaun Dalton, Kushalkumar Mendon, Sabawoon Davizi, Sumit Pokhriyal, Paul Taylor, Naveed Ahmad, Sudesh Wickramasekara, Siddarth Goud and Keyur Mehta