Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) will be hosting team’s from United States of America (USA Cricket) and Scotland (Cricket Scotland) from Dec 08th – 15th, 2019 in the 3rd round of the ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC) League 2 qualification pathway programme towards 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup.
While Scotland and USA have already played a round each in League 2 tournament, winning 3 out of their 4 completed ODI matches, UAE will be making their debut in the 7-nation tournament. Only Nepal among the 7 countries will be left, who are yet to play any matches in the League 2 tournament programme. Scotland and UAE were involved in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers, while USA will be taking part in Windies Super50 tournament before flying to Sharjah/Dubai for the Tri-series.
All three team’s will play 2 ODI matches each against their opponents in the Tri-series, with the first round of 3 matches to be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium and the second round of 3 matches to be played at ICC Academy Oval 1 ground in Dubai.
After the 21 tri-series have been completed the top three teams will confirm their place in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2022. The bottom four teams will drop into the Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-Off 2022, where they will be joined by the winner of Challenge League A and B. The top two teams from the Play-Off will keep their hopes alive of participating in India 2023, by qualifying for the Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2022.
All matches in the tournament will be Live streamed on Emirates Cricket Board’s YouTube channel, in collaboration with CricClubs, who will provide the production and graphics for the matches.
USA and Scotland played a warm-up match on 06th Dec 2019 to prepare themselves for the tournament.
Warm-up Game: Scotland 308/7 in 50 overs (Matthew Cross 59, Michael Jones 57 retired hurt, Kyle Coetzer 48, Calum MacLeod 40, Richie Berrington 39, Saurabh Netravalkar 3/38, Nosthush Kenjige 1/15, Nisarg Patel 1/26) beat USA 189 all out in 34.2 overs (Monank Patel 44, Aaron Jones 44, Akshay Homraj 27, Alasdair Evans 3/34, Stuart Whittingham 2/28, Hamza Tahir 2/31, Mark Watt 1/16) by 119 runs
ICC CWC League 2 Schedule (Round 3)
08th Dec 2019: UAE v USA (Sharjah Cricket Stadium) @10am
09th Dec 2019: USA v Scotland (Sharjah Cricket Stadium) @10am
11th Dec 2019: UAE v Scotland (Sharjah Cricket Stadium) @10am
12th Dec 2019: UAE v USA (ICC Academy Oval 1) @10am
14th Dec 2019: USA v Scotland (ICC Academy Oval 1) @10am
15th Dec 2019: UAE v Scotland (ICC Academy Oval 1) @10am