Scotland’s cricketers will tackle New Zealand in a one-day international match at home next summer.
The Scots will meet the Black Caps, who have reached the last two World Cup finals and were involved in the thrilling contest with eventual winners England in July, on Friday, June 26, with the venue still to be confirmed.
The fixture is the first addition to Scotland’s home internationals next year and is likely to see Kyle Coetzer and his colleagues lock horns with such quality performers as Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Ross Taylor.
Simon Smith, Cricket Scotland’s high performance manager, said: “We look forward to welcoming New Zealand’s men to Scotland for the first time since 2008 [when the visitors won by eight wickets at Mannofield in Aberdeen].
“There is a close bond between our nations, and the clash in Dunedin during the 2015 Cricket World Cup was a special occasion, which was marked fittingly by a closely-fought contest played in typically good spirit.
“Having conquered the world number one team [England] in 2018, this will be an excellent opportunity for our men to knock over the finalist from the last two Cricket World Cups and earn yet another win over an ICC Full Member.”
The governing body announced that further details about tickets and a venue will be announced in due course.