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Fixtures announced for Scotland’s tour of UAE in December

Scotland will play UAE and USA at Sharjah Cricket Stadium and ICC Academy Oval 1 between 8th and 15th December.

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November 7, 2019 2 weeks
Fixtures announced for Scotland’s tour of UAE in December

Scotland will travel to United Arab Emirates in December 2019 for the third round of Cricket World Cup League Two, to be played alongside UAE and USA.

Played between Sharjah Cricket Stadium and ICC Academy Oval 1, Scotland will play four One Day Internationals between 9th December and 15th December against USA and UAE in Scotland’s second appearance in the competition.

High Performance Manager, Simon Smith said: “We responded well after an early setback in round one and will be looking to build on the three wins [in round one of Cricket World Cup League Two, played in Aberdeen earlier this summer], when we travel to UAE in December. 

“We have played a variety of opposition across all formats at Sharjah Stadium, and it holds some good memories for us – Scotland won the first ICC Intercontinental Cup there, and three of our current squad have made international centuries at the historic venue. 

“This round promises to be a fascinating series, and it will be exciting to renew rivalries with USA, whom we haven’t met for a number of years, and UAE, with whom our matches are always competitive.”

Scotland and USA have won three of their first four Cricket World Cup League Two matches leaving them both on six points in the standings, with the UAE set to make their debut in the event.

Using a tri-series format across the competition, once 21 series have been completed in Cricket World Cup League Two the top three teams will confirm their place in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2022.

The bottom four teams will drop into the Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-Off 2022 which is a repechage event to the Global Qualifier and will be joined by the winner of Challenge League A and B. 

The top two teams from the Play-Off will keep their hopes alive of participating in India 2023, by qualifying for the Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2022. Click here for the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 qualification pathway. 

Fixtures (All matches start at 10:00 local time)

8 December: UAE v USA (Sharjah Cricket Stadium)

9 December: USA v Scotland (Sharjah Cricket Stadium)

11 December: UAE v Scotland (Sharjah Cricket Stadium)

12 December: UAE v USA (ICC Academy Oval 1)

14 December: USA v Scotland (ICC Academy Oval 1)

15 December: UAE v Scotland (ICC Academy Oval 1)

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