Eight of the top Associates in Cricket team up to convey the inaugural Desert T20 competition to the United Arab Emirates. To be played in the United Arab Emirates amid January 2017, the 7-day competition will begin play on Saturday January fourteenth at Abu Dhabi Cricket Club’s Zayed Cricket Stadium, and will proceed with every day through to January seventeenth before migrating to Dubai Sports City’s International Cricket Stadium for the last 2-days of match play, coming full circle in the finals on Friday January twentieth.
Relate nations taking an interest incorporate Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Ireland, Namibia, Netherlands, Oman, Scotland, and the UAE. “Emirates Cricket Board are charmed to team up with the partaking Associates to convey this inaugural T20 competition to the UAE. The point of the competition is to give a chance to our groups to play more focused Men’s T20 cricket.” said Zayed Abbas, Emirates Cricket Board Member. “Each of the taking an interest nations are shut in ICC T20I rankings, so we expect the nature of cricket to be exceptionally solid”.
Drawn into Pool An are Afghanistan (9), Ireland (17), Namibia (NR), and the UAE (14). While in Pool B contains The Netherlands (11), Scotland (13), Oman (16) and Hong Kong (15).
“With the world class hone offices and playing surfaces accessible to us in the UAE, we are sure every Associate will profit significantly from this competition. We extend our true on account of the taking an interest Unions, the ICC and the ICC Academy for their support and responsibility to this competition.” included Abbas.
Saturday’s opening matches, in Abu Dhabi, will be Scotland v Hong Kong at 2pm took after by Afghanistan v Ireland at 7pm. All resulting day’s will begin at 2pm, for match 1, trailed by match 2 at 7pm.
Desert T20 2017 Full match schedule:
14th Jan – Abu Dhabi Cricket Club’s Zayed Cricket Stadium
2pm Scotland (13) v Hong Kong (17) B2 V B4
7pm Afghanistan (9) v Ireland (15) A1 V A3
15th Jan – Abu Dhabi Cricket Club’s Zayed Cricket Stadium
2pm Netherlands (11) v Oman (16) B1 V B3
7pm UAE (14) v Namibia (NR) A2 V A4
16th Jan – Abu Dhabi Cricket Club’s Zayed Cricket Stadium
2pm Oman (16) v Hong Kong (17) B3 V B4
7pm Afghanistan (9) v UAE (14) A1 V A2
17th Jan – Abu Dhabi Cricket Club’s Zayed Cricket Stadium
2pm Ireland (15) v Namibia (NR) A3 V A4
7pm Netherlands (11) v Scotland (13) B1 V B2
18th Jan – Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City
2pm UAE (14) v Ireland (15) A2 V A3
7pm Netherlands (11) v Hong Kong (17) B1 V B4
19th Jan – Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City
2pm Afghanistan (9) v Namibia (NR) A1 V A4
7pm Scotland (13) v Oman (16) B2 V B3
20th Jan – Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City
10am 1st A v 2nd B
2:30pm 2nd A v 1st B
7:30pm Winner SF1 v Winner SF2