Gibraltar To Take Part In Cricket Iberian Cup

Gibraltar Cricket, Cricket Spain and Cricket Portugal have announced that the three teams will play a T20I series at La Manga Club, Murcia, Spain from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October 2019. The teams will be playing for the Iberian Cup, which was last played in the 1990s. 

A statement from Gibraltar Cricket follows below:

In April 2018, the International Cricket Council announced that the number of teams with status to play international T20 cricket would increase drastically from the present 18 to 104 as the ICC approved international status for T20 matches between all of its Associate Members. As such, The Iberian Cup will have T20I Status. 

The National Selection Committee has carefully chosen a squad which comprises of four newcomers to the Gibraltar National Team and ten players who represented Gibraltar at the ICC 2020 T20 World Cup Qualifier last year in the Netherlands. 

The Squad in full is as follows: 

  1. Matthew Hunter (captain)
  2. Balaji Avinash Pai (Vice- Captain)
  3. Nikhil Advani
  4. Mark Bacarese
  5. Timothy Caruana
  6. Luke Collado (Wicketkeeper)
  7. Christopher Delaney 
  1. James Fitzgerald
  2. Julian Freyone
  3. Mark Garratt
  4. Richard Hatchman
  5. Kenroy Nestor
  6. Adam Orfila
  7. Edmund Packard 

Directors: Sunil Chandiramani (President) Timothy Azopardi (Vice President) 

The National Team support staff includes: former Yorkshire Wicket-Keeper Simon Guy as Head Coach; Josh Varley as Assistant Coach, Stuart Guy as Team Manager, Keith Ramirez as Physiotherapist and Sunil Chandiramani as Umpire. 

President of the Gibraltar Cricket Board, Sunil Chandiramani, stated “all members of the squad have put in hours of hard work, effort and discipline in the lead up to the Tournament. On behalf of the Gibraltar Cricket Board, I would like to congratulate them all on their selection and wish them all the best of luck in Spain, especially in the knowledge that these fixtures will have full ICC T20I Status and will kick-start our rise through the global rankings.” 

It is now time for Gibraltar to get behind the team and give them your full support and wishes in what will be a challenge next week. 

All the matches will be played on grass and live streaming will take place, provided by the European Cricket Network. The links are as follows: 

Date Time Fixture Link for Match 26 October 2019 

Directors: Sunil Chandiramani (President) Timothy Azopardi (Vice President) 

 

8.45am - Portugal v Gibraltar 

https://youtu.be/x9_tlacFVJc 

 

26 October 2019 

12.15pm - Spain v Gibraltar 

https://youtu.be/gJ91tp_4zRg 

 

27 October 2019 

10.00am - Gibraltar v Portugal 

https://youtu.be/hNNKOh-RXi0 

 

27 October 2019 

02.00pm - Gibraltar v Spain 

https://youtu.be/HwAZbPBc64M 

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