The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the schedule for the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2012 which will take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Sixteen sides from across the globe will battle it out in the UAE from March 13th to March 24th for the two available slots in the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012, the team feature in the 12-day tournament which will be played at five venues – Dubai International Cricket Stadium and ICC Global Cricket Academy grounds No.1 and No.2 in Dubai, Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium and the historic Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Bermuda have been drawn in Group A alongside Afghanistan, Netherlands, Canada, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong, Denmark and Nepal, while Ireland, Kenya, Scotland, Namibia, Uganda, Oman, Italy and the USA make up Group B.
Tournament winner to join Australia and the West Indies while the losing finalist will be grouped with defending champion England and 2007 champion India.
ICC Global Development Manager Tim Anderson: “This is one of the most important and prestigious events on the Pepsi ICC Development Programme’s calendar”
The winners of the two Qualifying Finals will play in the tournament final on the evening of 24 March at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
13 Mar – Bermuda v Denmark 14 Mar – Hong Kong v Bermuda 15 Mar – Netherlands v Bermuda 16 Mar – Canada v Bermuda 18 Mar – Bermuda v Nepal 19 Mar – PNG v Bermuda 20 Mar – Afghanistan v Bermuda