USA Cricket is delighted to announce the return of ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 to the United States for the first time since 2019, with back-to-back home tri-series starting next month scheduled for Texas from May 28th – June 15th, 2022.
The Moosa Stadium in Houston will officially become the second ODI venue in the United States, pending final ICC accreditation, with the venue providing great quality grass wickets and infrastructure for both series.
The full schedules for both series are now confirmed with the first tri-series featuring USA vs Scotland and the UAE being played from May 28th – June 4th, with all sides playing each other twice. Then, just a few days later, Team USA will be taking on top of the table Oman, and Nepal from June 8th – June 15th with the same format and number of matches.
The MLC National Cricket Center at the Prairie View Cricket Complex will also play a crucial role in the two series, with the facility being used for several warm-up matches and training sessions by all five international sides involved in Texas.
Chair of the USA Cricket Committee, Sushil Nadkarni, said, “Our Men’s team will play a record number of 20 One Day Internationals in 2022 as our journey in Cricket World Cup League 2 restarts on home soil with everything to play for and the target being a top 3 finishing spot to advance to the Cricket World Cup Qualifier in 2023. USA Cricket would like to thank everyone involved at both Moosa Stadium and the Prairie View Cricket Complex for their hard work and support as we bring One Day International Cricket to Texas for the very first time. We are confident we will be in for two excellent ODI series in these historic first Texas hosted ODIs in May and June and hope to see USA cricket fans show up in large numbers to enjoy the games.”
USA Cricket Operations Director, Richard Done said, “It is fantastic to see the ODI format return for the USA Men’s National Team on home soil, with these two series being hugely significant for our continued aim of taking a top 3 place in ICC Cricket World Cup League 2. Logistically, the greater Houston area in Texas made the most sense for a number of reasons for these matches and we are strongly looking forward to hosting 4 very fine international sides here in the Lone Star State. Our sincere thanks must go to Sakhi Mohammad, Tanweer Ahmed and their teams for the immense support to USA Cricket to organize these ODIs. After what has been such a difficult two years or so for Associate cricket due to the pandemic, we are hugely looking forward to hosting Nepal, Oman, Scotland, and the UAE for two brilliant series of cricket on American soil.”
There are now three ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 tri-series for Team USA, which have had their dates confirmed by the ICC, with the two home series being complemented by a first tour of Scotland for the USA Men’s Team in August. Team USA Men will then play two further away CWCL2 series later in the year to be hosted by Namibia and Papua New Guinea, respectively.
A full announcement on how to come and enjoy the action at the One Day International Series in person at the Moosa Stadium will be made next week.
CWC League 2 Home Series
|28 May – 4 June||ICC Men’s CWC League 2 Tri-Series||USA / Scotland / UAE||Houston, Texas|
|8 June – 15 June||ICC Men’s CWC League 2 Tri-Series||USA / Nepal / Oman||Houston, Texas|
All Games at Moosa Stadium in Houston, Texas, with 10.30am CST starts, tosses at 9.30am CST every day.
Saturday 28th May USA vs Scotland
Sunday 29th May USA vs Scotland
Tuesday 31st May Scotland vs UAE
Wednesday 1st June USA vs UAE
Friday 3rd June UAE vs Scotland
Saturday 4th June USA vs UAE
Wednesday 8th June USA vs Oman
Thursday 9th June Oman vs Nepal
Saturday 11th June Nepal vs USA
Sunday 12th June Oman vs USA
Tuesday 14th June Nepal vs Oman
Wednesday 15th June USA vs Nepal