The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019:
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Third Place Play-off: Ireland v Nambia (14h10) report;
FINAL: Netherlands v Papua New Guinea (19h30)
Both matches broadcast live from at Dubai International Stadium.
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Ireland and PNG, the first-placed teas in each pool of seven go straight through to the semi-finals, and will also book an automatic ticket to the T20 World Cup.
October 29 will see the finals series get underway with the crossover playoffs between the 2nd & 3rd placed teams across either group. The winners of these matches will book their spots at the T20 World Cup, as well as semi-final places at the global qualifier.
The losers of the crossover playoffs will have another bite at the cherry when they take on the 4th placed group teams for the last two berths in Australia in 2020 a day later on Wednesday, October 30.
Groups and team previews
Group A (Dubai International Stadium & ICC Academy 1 & 2)
|Scotland (Ranked 12) Preview: “Ready to Emerge”|
|Netherlands (16) Preview: “Men in orange have plenty to prove”|
|Papua New Guinea (17) Preview: “Change of format, change of fortunes?”|
|Namibia (20) Preview: “A perfect 2019?“|
|Singapore (21) Preview: “A golden era? Of course it is, ditch the question mark”|
|Kenya (29) Preview: “Desperate for success for more reason than just a World Cup berth”|
|Bermuda (30) Preview: “In the Pink: a return to the top table and looking to continue the surprises”|
Group A squads and fixtures here.
Group B (Sheikh Zayed Stadium Abu Dhabi 1 & 2)
|United Arab Emirates (Ranked 13) Preview: “Unexplained withdrawals, Raza left holding the chalice” | UAE fixing scandal|
|Ireland (15) Preview: “Not resting on either laurels or clovers”|
|Oman (18) Preview: “Tournament favourites or mere pretenders?”|
|Hong Kong (19) Preview: “Fight or flight”|
|Canada (24) Preview: “Out of the wilderness?”|
|Jersey (25) Preview: “Dare to dream”|
|Nigeria (39) Preview: “When opportunity meets the prepared”|
Group B squads and fixtures here.
The semi-finals and finals will be played over consecutive days with the decider on Saturday, November 2.
All matches played in the main stadiums of Dubai and Abu Dhabi will be subject to a full broadcast, as they were across the Grange and Malahide Cricket Club in 2015.
18 October: Scotland v Singapore (10h00) report, Netherlands v Kenya (14h10) at ICC Academy 1 report;
Broadcast matches: Hong Kong v Ireland (14h10) report, Oman v UAE (19h30) at Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi report.
Day 1 wrap here.
19 October: PNG v Bermuda (10h00) report, Netherlands v Namibia (14h10) at ICC Academy 1 report; Scotland v Kenya (14h10) at ICC Academy 2 report;
Broadcast: Jersey v Nigeria (14h10) report, Ireland v UAE (19h30) at Zayed Cricket Stadium report.
Day 2 wrap here.
21 October: Scotland v PNG (10h00) report, Kenya v Bermuda (14h10) at ICC Academy 1; Hong Kong v UAE (14h10) report, Canada v Nigeria (19h30) at Zayed Cricket Stadium report; Ireland v Oman (14h10) at ADC 1 report.
23 October: Namibia v Bermuda (10h00) report, Singapore v Kenya (14h10) at ICC Academy 2 report; Oman v Nigeria (10h00) at ADC1 report. Ireland v Canada (14h10) report, Hong Kong v Jersey (19h30) at Zayed Cricket Stadium report;
24 October: Scotland v Bermuda (19h30) at Dubai International Stadium report; Netherlands v PNG (10h00) at ICC Academy1 report; UAE v Nigeria (10h00) report, Hong Kong v Canada (14h10) at ADC 1 report.
27 October: PNG v Kenya (10h00) report, Scotland v Netherlands (14h10) at Dubai International Stadium report; Oman v Jersey (14h10) report, UAE v Canada (19h30) at Zayed Cricket Stadium report, Hong Kong v Nigeria (10h00) at ADC 1 report.
30 October: Play-off 3 – A4 (Scotland) v Loser of Play-off 1 (UAE) (14h10) report; Play-off 4 – B4 (Hong Kong) v Loser of Play-off 2 (Oman) (19h30) at Dubai International Stadium.
31 October: Play-off for fifth and sixth places – Winner of Play-off 3 (Scotland) v Winner of Play-off 4 (Oman), ICC Academy 1
2 November: Third place Play-off – Loser of Semifinal 1 (Ireland) v Loser of Semifinal 2 (Nambia) (14h10) report; Winner of Semifinal 1 v Winner of Semifinal 2 (19h30) at Dubai International Stadium.