Matt Askin named in England Squad

Fordhouses CC’s very own Matt Askin has been named in the England Physical Disability Squad for the World Series. 

 

Askin will take part in the six-team T20 series in August (5-13 August)

 

The six-team T20 series will feature England, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, with the final held at Blackfinch New Road on 13 August.

 

Ian Martin, ECB’s Head of Disability Cricket, said: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming some of the best disability cricketers in the world to Worcester in August for what promises to be a highly competitive series.

“Our England side have lost to Pakistan in our last two finals but with this squad we’re confident of taking that next step to win another major trophy.

“The standard of disability cricket around the world has increased a great deal in recent years, which is great for the game and a multi-nation series like this and we can expect a high standard of cricket to be played this summer.

“We hope this World Series will inspire more people, both disabled and able-bodied, to pick up a bat and ball and discover that cricket is a game for them.”

 

Peter Jones, FCC Chairman, said: “We are absolutely delighted to hear that Matt has made the squad.  Everyone at the club wishes him and the team all the very best for the series.”

 

England begin their tournament at Kidderminster CC on 5 August against Pakistan. On 15 August, England will play a Rest of the World XI at Blackfinch New Road.

 

England fixtures

5 August: England v Pakistan (Kidderminster CC, 1.30pm)
6 August:
 England v Bangladesh (Bromsgrove CC, 11.00am)
7 August:
 England v Zimbabwe (Old Elizabethans CC, 11.00am)
9 August:
 England v Afghanistan (Bromsgrove CC, 3.00pm)
11 August: 
England v India (Kidderminster CC, 11.00am)
13 August:
 Semi-final (2nd v 3rd ) and Final (Blackfinch New Road, 10.30am & 2.30pm)
15 August:
 England v Rest of the World XI (Blackfinch New Road, 1.00pm)

 

Please click here for Matt’s documentary filmed last year.

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