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PNG ODIs added to Scotland’s winter schedule

Cricket Scotland Media @CricketScotland
October 20, 2017 1 month
PNG ODIs added to Scotland’s winter schedule
(Cricket PNG)

Scotland will face Papua New Guinea in two One Day Internationals in Dubai ahead of the climax of the Intercontinental Cup and World Cricket League Championship being held in the UAE.

With the seventh and final round of the both the I-Cup and WCLC being played in the neutral venues simultaneously across the UAE in late November and early December. Scotland will travel to Dubai early in order to prepare for their two final matches in the World Cricket League Championship.

The two ODIs against PNG take place on the 24th and 25th November at the Dubai International Stadium prior to Scotland taking on Ireland in the 4 Day I-Cup event (starting on the 29th November) and the final two WCLC matches against Kenya on the 6th and 8th of December.

Scotland require one win from the two games against Kenya to ensure qualification to the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe in March 2018.

With round 6 of both competitions now complete Scotland sit third (15 pts) in the WCLC table trailing PNG (16 pts) and leaders The Netherlands (18 pts), with a total of 4 points for two wins against Kenya still up for grabs.

These extra ODIs against PNG provide an opportunity for Scotland to prepare for two vital round 7 matches against a Kenyan side still looking for a top 4 finish and automatic qualification in to the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe in March 2018.

Whilst Scotland take on Kenya in the final round of the WCLC, The Netherlands play Namibia and PNG take on fourth placed Hong Kong (14 pts).

24th Nov 2017Scotland v PNG, ODI Series – Dubai International Stadium
25th Nov 2017Scotland v PNG, ODI Series – Dubai International Stadium
29th Nov-2nd Dec 2017Scotland v Ireland, Intercontinental Cup – Dubai International Stadium
6th Dec 2017Scotland v Kenya, World Cricket League Championship – Dubai International Stadium
8th Dec 2017Scotland v Kenya, World Cricket League Championship – Dubai International Stadium

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