Cricket Scotland and ECB reach agreement for ODI fixture

Fri, Jul 13, 2007 3:34 PM

Cricket Scotland and the England and Wales Cricket Board today announced that agreement has been reached for the staging of an inaugural One-Day International between the two sides in 2008, and a further game has been arranged for 2012, depending upon Scotland’s continued ODI status. The match next year has provisionally been arranged for Monday August 18.

As part of an agreement between the two countries Boards, the Scottish Saltires and the Scotland A team will also continue to participate in the domestic structure in England and Wales for the foreseeable future.

The two governing bodies have also agreed to ensure the compatibility of television contracts for the two countries moving forward in order to avoid conflicts of scheduling, and to benefit the development of the game.

Commenting on the agreement, Roddy Smith, Cricket Scotland’s Chief Executive said: "We are absolutely delighted that we have reached an agreement with the ECB moving forward.

"The ECB have been strong supporters of ours for a number of years and it was a logical step to make a formal agreement moving forward. Having the full England side in Scotland for an ODI next year will give the game a huge boost and I am sure our cricketing public will be looking forward to welcoming the English team."

David Collier, the ECB Chief Executive commented: "We have a strong relationship with Cricket Scotland and we are delighted to have been able to reach this agreement.

"The ODI against Scotland will create lots of interest both north and south of the border and will be the latest chapter in the friendly sporting rivalry between the two countries."

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