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Cricket: IoM squad to begin ICC T20 World Cup qualifying campaign

Manx side to face Cyprus in first game today (12 July)

The Isle of Man's national men's cricket team get their ICC Men's T20 World Cup qualifying campaign underway today (12 July).

The Manx side are in Finland competing in Group 2 of the Sub Regional Europe A Qualifiers over the next seven days until 19 July.

The 14-strong squad - captained by Matt Ansell - was confirmed last month.

Their fellow competitors in their group will be Cyprus, Romania, Turkey and Serbia.

The Isle of Man face Cyprus first today from 11am Eastern European Time (10am UK time) at the Kerava National Cricket Ground.

All the teams involved are competing for a place at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup taking place in 2024.

The event is due to be held across the USA and West Indies.

Twenty teams will take part in the event - twelve will automatically qualify based on rankings whilst the other eight places will be decided through the qualifying pathways.

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