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ICC announced Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 schedule

ICC announced Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 schedule

Dubai, Aug 8 (UNI) Defending champions Bangladesh will play Papua New Guinea

while last time’s runners-up Ireland will take on Namibia on the opening day of the

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 in Scotland from August 31 to

September 7.

The league-cum-knockout tournament, which decides the two qualifiers for the

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia, will also see Scotland take on the

USA and Thailand fight it out with the Netherlands, as all eight teams play on the

opening day at the two venues – the Forfarshire Cricket Club in Dundee and the

Arbroath Cricket Club.

Namibia were named a replacement for Zimbabwe, having finished second in the

Africa regional qualifiers earlier this year, while the Netherlands (Europe), Papua

New Guinea (East Asia-Pacific), Thailand (Asia) and the USA (Americas) made it

after winning their respective qualifying events. Scotland qualified as hosts.

The eight teams are divided into two groups to decide the semifinalists, with the

winners of the two semifinals ensuring a place at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup

2020 to be held in the Australian cities of Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney

from February 21 to March 8 next year.

Bangladesh, Thailand, Scotland and the USA form Group A, while Group B

consists of Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Namibia, and the Netherlands. Matches

will be played at 10h00 and 14h00 with all teams getting to play at both venues.

Both semifinals on September 5 and the final will be played at the Forfarshire

Cricket Club.

The teams also get to play a warm-up match each ahead of the tournament, on

August 29

Warm-up Matches:

August 29: Ireland v PNG (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 10h00) Bangladesh v Netherlands

(Arbroath Sports Club, 10h00) Scotland v Namibia (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 14h00)

Thailand v USA (Arbroath Sports Club 14h00)

Tournament Matches:

August 31: Bangladesh v PNG (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 10h00) Thailand v Netherlands

(Arbroath Sports Club, 10h00) Scotland v USA (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 14h00)

Namibia v Ireland (Arbroath Sports Club 14h00)

September 1: Thailand v Namibia (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 10h00) Scotland v PNG

(Arbroath Sports Club, 10h00) Ireland v Netherlands (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 14h00)

USA v Bangladesh (Arbroath Sports Club 14h00)

September 3: Ireland v Thailand (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 10h00) Netherlands v Namibia

(Arbroath Sports Club, 10h00) Scotland v Bangladesh (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 14h00)

PNG v USA (Arbroath Sports Club 14h00)

September 5: A1 v B2 (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 10h00) B3 v A4 (Arbroath Sports Club,

10h00) B1 v A2 (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 14h00) A3 v B4 (Arbroath Sports Club 14h00)

September 7: 3rd v 4th Place Play-Off (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 10h00) 7th v 8th Place

Play-Off (Arbroath Sports Club, 10h00) Final (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 14h00) 5th v 6th

Place Play-Off (Arbroath Sports Club 14h00).

UNI XC-BM

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