The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019:

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2 November:

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.

Final Tables

GROUP A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
Papua New Guinea Q651102.086
Netherlands Q651101.776
Namibia Q64281.08
Scotland Q63360.258
Kenya6244-1.156
Singapore6244-1.375
Bermuda6060-2.839
GROUP B
TEAMMWLTPNRR
Ireland Q642081.591
Oman Q642080.997
UAE642080.682
Hong Kong632060.48
Canada633060.24
Jersey633060.089
Nigeria60600-4.673

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 last men’s qualifier event was held across Scotland and Ireland in 2015. Netherlands and Scotland were joint winners after the finals day was a completed wash out.

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.

Warm-up matches. 15 & 16 October: Day 1 Wrap. Day 2 Wrap.

Tournament Matches

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.

20 October: PNG v Namibia (10h00) report, Bermuda v Singapore (14h10) at ICC Academy 2 report; Hong Kong v Oman (14h10) at Zayed Cricket Stadium report, Canada v Jersey (10h00) at ADC 1 report.

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.

22 October: Scotland v Namibia (10h00) report, Singapore v Netherlands (14h10) at ICC Academy 1 report; UAE v Jersey (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.

25 October: PNG v Singapore (10h00) report, Namibia v Kenya (14h10) at Dubai International Stadium report; Oman v Canada (19h30) at Zayed Cricket Stadium; Ireland v Jersey (10h00) at ADC1 report.

26 October: Netherlands v Bermuda (14h10) report, Namibia v Singapore (19h30) at Dubai International Stadium report; Ireland v Nigeria (10h00) at Zayed Cricket Stadium 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.

29 October: Play-off 1 – A2 (Netherlands) v B3 (UAE) (14h10) report; Play-off 2 – A3 (Namibia) v B2 (Oman) (19h30) at Dubai International Stadium 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

1 November: Semifinal 1 – B1 (Ireland) v Winner of Play-off 1 (Netherlands) (14h10) report, Semifinal 2 – A1 (PNG) v Winner of Play-off 2 (Namibia) (19h30) at Dubai International Stadium report.

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.

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