ICC World Cup Qualifiers August 7, 2009

Important dates for Associate cricket

A number of important Associate and Affiliate dates have been confirmed by the ICC this past week.

A number of important Associate and Affiliate dates have been confirmed by the ICC this past week.

The ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier will take place in the United Arab Emirates from February 9-13, 2010. This eight-team event featuring Associate and Affiliate sides vying for the two places on offer at the ICC World Twenty20 2010 in the West Indies will be played entirely at Dubai Sports City.

September sees the ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifiers take place in Canada. The event runs from September 1 to 13 in Toronto with 10 teams competing for the six remaining places for the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand from January 16-30, 2010.

The ICC World Cricket League Division 6 (WCL Div.6) will be held in Singapore from August 29 to September 5 with teams from Singapore, Guernsey, Malaysia, Bahrain, Botswana and Norway battling it out in one group across three venues: Kalang, Singapore CC and Indian Association. The top two teams from WCL Div. 6 will win promotion to Division 5.

WCL Div. 5 has been confirmed to be hosted by Nepal from February 20-27, 2010. The teams include host Nepal, Fiji, Jersey, USA and the two qualifiers from WCL Div. 6.

Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo

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  • testli5504537 on August 11, 2009, 5:29 GMT

    Re Vikram Maingi's comment: That, by my estimate, brings to six the recent aberrations in ICC planning and decision-making. 1. Zimbabwe 'A' brought into Intercontinental Cup, first game starting on Saturday (August 16) v Afghanistan at Mutare. 2. USA shoehorned into Under-19 Twenty20 qualifiers - is this the reason for the move from October 2009 to 2010? 3. Canada the venue for U-19 world cup qualifying stage, Sept 1-13, replacing Singapore. 4. One week's notice of change from Clontarf, Ireland, to Eglinton, Northern Ireland, for July's Intercontinental Cup match between Ireland and Kenya. 5. Transfer of 2010 U-19 world cup finals from Kenya to New Zealand. 6. Change of date for Twenty20 world cup qualifiers in UAE. It makes one wonder!

  • testli5504537 on August 10, 2009, 11:28 GMT

    ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier was to be played in UAE in October, 2009. When was the decision taken for staging it in 2010?

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