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Sports News : Michael Rippon of Netherlands will play against his own team

Auckland | Former Netherlands leg-spin bowler Michael Rippon has been included within the 15-man squad for the white-ball tour of New Zealand. New Zealand Cricket gave this info on Tuesday. The New Zealand cricket crew will play towards Eire, Scotland and the Netherlands on this tour. The 30-year-old Ripon got here to New Zealand from South Africa in 2013. He has performed 31 matches for Netherlands. Earlier this yr, he additionally represented the Netherlands within the match towards New Zealand. In keeping with ICC guidelines, a participant can nonetheless play for an affiliated or affiliate nation whereas being obtainable for a full member nation.

In a press launch issued right here, New Zealand Cricket stated, “The ICC eligibility rules allow a player to represent an affiliated or associate nation while being available to a full member nation, however if they are included in the full member nation’s team sheet.” If taken, he can’t play for the ally nation for the subsequent three years. Aside from Ripon, uncapped wicketkeeper Dane Cleaver has additionally been included within the crew for the primary time. New Zealand will play three ODIs and three T20Is towards Eire on this tour. The Kiwis will then face Scotland in two T20Is and one ODI in Edinburgh, and can finally face the Dutch crew in two matches.

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