|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Shop||Mobile|
November 21, 2012
The latest round of Intercontinental Cup and WCL Championship fixtures has been announced by the ICC, with matches between UAE and Ireland, Afghanistan and Scotland, Kenya and Canada, and Namibia and Netherlands scheduled for March and April 2013.
Ireland are top of both tables and will take on UAE in Sharjah in the four-day Intercontinental Cup, followed by two 50-over WCL matches. A proposed Twenty20 match is also under consideration. Scotland and Afghanistan, second and third respectively in the Intercontinental Cup standings, will also play in Sharjah at the start of March, with two T20 internationals set to precede the four-day and 50-over fixtures.
Scotland are also second in the WCL Championship, two points behind Ireland. The top two teams at the end of the competition will qualify automatically for the 2015 World Cup in Australia.
Netherlands, just a point behind Scotland in third, will travel to Windhoek in April for their round of matches against Namibia. Canada, who prop up the table in both competitions, are due to play Kenya at the ICC's Global Cricket Academy in Dubai.
Afghanistan v Scotland
March 3 - T20I, Sharjah
March 4 - T20I, Sharjah
March 6 - WCL Championship, ODI, Sharjah
March 8 - WCL Championship, ODI, Sharjah
March 12-15 - ICC Intercontinental Cup, Abu Dhabi
UAE v Ireland
March 12-15 - ICC Intercontinental Cup, Sharjah
March 18 - WCL Championship, 50-over, Sharjah
March 20 - WCL Championship, 50-over, Sharjah
March 21 - T20, Sharjah (TBC)
Kenya v Canada
March 14-17 - ICC Intercontinental Cup, ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai
March 19 - WCL Championship, ODI, ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai
March 21 - WCL Championship, ODI, ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai
March 23 - T20I, ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai
March 24 - T20I, ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai
Namibia v Netherlands
April 11-14 - ICC Intercontinental Cup, Wanderers, Windhoek
April 16 - WCL Championship, 50-over, Wanderers, Windhoek
April 18 - WCL Championship, 50-over, Wanderers, Windhoek
April 20 - T20, Wanderers, Windhoek
April 21 - T20, Wanderers, Windhoek
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
|Comments have now been closed for this article
After the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death, this match showed that cricket and life will continue to go on. This time Test cricket dug in and got through to tea.
Virat Kohli's innings on the final day transcended the conditions, the bowlers and his batting partners, and when it was all in vain, he displayed remarkable grace in defeat
The new stand-in captain has the makings of a long-term leader, given his ability to stay ahead of the game
Both batsmen seemingly have buckets of talent at their disposal and the backing of their captains, but soft dismissals relentlessly follow both around the Test arena
The failed gamble of handing Karn Sharma a Test debut despite him having a moderate first-class record means India have to rethink who their spinner will be
Turning your back on a system that the whole cricketing world wants a discussion on, refusing to discuss it because it is not 100%, is not good enough
After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test