Featured News | 28th April 2009
Irish Look To Nottingham For World Twenty20 Support
Ireland face Notts Outlaws at Trent Bridge on Sunday in a precursor to their ICC World Twenty20 fixtures against Bangladesh and title holders India in June.
Having made it through a keenly contested qualifying tournament, the Irish team are hopeful of garnering adopted support during the tournament.
“We’re looking forward to the chance to playing on a world stage and testing ourselves against the world’s best cricketers,” said Ireland’s Twenty20 captain William Porterfield.
“India are the World Twenty20 title holders and, for me, they’re the best team in the world so it will be a great occasion when we face them in our group.
“I know Nottingham has a big Asian community and I’m sure there will be a lot of support for India support but hopefully we’ll have a fair bit of support travelling from Ireland too so it should make for a great atmosphere at Trent Bridge.
“Bangladesh is most definitely a side we can beat and we have to target that game. We’ve got to go into it with a positive attitude because we’ve beaten them before and could make the Super Eights stage.”
Tickets are available for both of Ireland’s ICC World Twenty20 fixtures at Trent Bridge which form one part of double-header bills on Monday 8th June and Wednesday 10th June.
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