The competition is getting tough for securing positions for the final six spots in the ICC T20 World Cup due to commence next year in Australia from October 18 to November 15. The two joint-winners of the previous edition of the tournament, Scotland and The Netherlands, will be facing each other on the opening day of the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier.
The Qualifiers will last from October 18 to November 2 with 14 sides battling it out in the middle to get the chance to play with the top teams in the world. The tournament will be held in the United Arab Emirates.
Scotland will take on Singapore in the opener at the ICC Academy 1 ground in Dubai while the Netherlands will take on Kenya later in the day at the same venue. Additionally, Test nation Ireland will clash against Hong Kong and Oman will play hosts UAE at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Bermuda, Canada, Jersey, Namibia, Nigeria and Papua New Guinea are the other teams.