The International Cricket Council today announced the schedule for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier, taking place in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in October and November this year.
Scotland have been placed into Group A alongside Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Namibia, Singapore, Kenya and Bermuda and will play their group games in Dubai.
UAE, Ireland, Oman, Hong Kong, Canada, Jersey and Nigeria will form Group B and play their group fixtures in Abu Dhabi.
The top team from each group will advance to the semi-final of the tournament whilst securing direct qualification to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020, with three more teams from each group featuring in qualification play-offs to determine the other four qualifiers.
The knockout stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier will be played primarily at the Dubai International Stadium with the play-offs scheduled for 29 and 30 October. The semi-finals will be held on 1 November while the third-place match and the final are scheduled for Saturday, 2 November.
Those six qualifying teams will join the top 10 teams in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Rankings as on 31 December 2018, in Australia in 2020 – Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies.
18 October: Scotland v Singapore, 10:00, ICC Academy 1
19 October: Scotland v Kenya, 14:10, ICC Academy 2
21 October: Scotland v PNG, 10:00, ICC Academy 1
22 October: Scotland v Namibia, 10:00, ICC Academy 1
24 October: Scotland v Bermuda, 19:30, Dubai International Stadium, to be broadcast
27 October: Scotland v Netherlands, 14:10, Dubai International Stadium, to be broadcast
29 October: Play-off 1 – A2 v B3 (14h10); Play-off 2 – A3 v B2 (19h30) at Dubai International Stadium.
30 October: Play-off 3 – A4 v Loser of Play-off 1 (14h10); Play-off 4 – B4 v Loser of Play-off 2 (19h30) at Dubai International Stadium.
31 October: Play-off for fifth and sixth places – Winner of Play-off 3 v Winner of Play-off 4, ICC Academy 1
1 November: Semifinal 1 – B1 v Winner of Play-off 1 (14h10), Semifinal 2 – A1 v Winner of Play-off 2 (19h30) at Dubai International Stadium.
2 November: Third place Play-off – B1 v Winner of Play-off 1 (14h10); Final (19h30) at Dubai International Stadium.