Cricket: Danes join NatWest party in 1999

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Denmark will take their place in the NatWest Trophy in 1999, adding to the international flavour of English cricket's enlarged 60-over tournament.

The England and Wales Cricket Board yesterday confirmed the Danes' inclusion in the one-day competition, which will be contested by 60 teams in two years' time. When Denmark enter the NatWest, they will have to play away from home during their first campaign, but the situation will be reviewed for 2000 depending on the quality of a new grass square being laid at Brondby, near Copenhagen.

The opposition will comprise the existing participants Scotland, Ireland and the Netherlands, along with the 18 English first-class counties and 38 amateur teams representing the new County Boards in England.