Kent County Cricket Club alter T20 schedule to avoid football clash: Essex and Hampshire matches affected

Tuesday 6th December 2011

Kent County Cricket Club confirmed today that the dates of two of Kent Spitfires’ Friends Life T20 fixtures have been revised following the announcement of the match schedule for next summer’s European Championships. The Spitfires’ home match against Hampshire Royals on Friday 15th June, and away fixture against Essex Eagles on Tuesday 19th June have been altered to avoid a clash with England football matches against Sweden and Ukraine in the group stages of the competition. The T20 schedule has revised in consultation with ECB and the Clubs involved.

The two affected matches are; Kent v Hampshire on Friday 15th June and Essex v Kent on Tuesday 19th June.

The two matches are now scheduled to take place on:

Kent v Hampshire (Canterbury) – Sunday 24th June – 3pm start

Essex v Kent (Chelmsford) – Wednesday 20th June – 7pm start under floodlights

Kent Cricket CEO, Jamie Clifford commented on the announcement; “This seems a very sensible way to approach these fixtures. We have in previous years seen the impact of hosting games at the same time as England football. This gives us the best possible chance to maximise the crowd for the Hampshire fixture, and I am grateful to ECB and Hampshire for approaching the change of date with such an open mind.”

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