Published:  09:08 PM, 08 August 2019

ICC Women’s T20 WC: Bangladesh to play PNG in qualifiers on Aug 31

ICC Women’s T20 WC: Bangladesh to play PNG in qualifiers on Aug 31
Bangladesh will play Papua New Guinea (PNG) in their opening match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup qualifier on August 31 in Scotland.

Ireland, who also start their campaign on the same day (August 31) will play Namibia, which finished runners-up in the African region and entered the meet in the last moment as a replacement for Zimbabwe.   

In the qualifying round, Bangladesh, Scotland, PNG and the USA put in Group A while Group B teams consists of Ireland, Thailand, Namibia, and the Netherlands in the qualifying round from August 31 to September 7 in Scotland.

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.

The Netherlands (Europe), Papua New Guinea (East Asia-Pacific), Thailand (Asia) and the USA (America), Namibia (Africa) made it after winning their respective qualifying events. Scotland qualified as the 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 21 February 21 to March 8 next year.

Both semifinals, billed for September 5 and the final scheduled for September 7 will be played at the Forfarshire Cricket Club.

All the eight teams also get opportunity to play a warm-up match each on August 29 ahead of the tournament.

Warm-up Matches:

29 August: 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)

Qualifying round 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)


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