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Turkish Airlines-Sponsored Cricket Ireland Gets Group Stage Draw

Turkish Airlines-Sponsored Cricket Ireland Gets Group Stage Draw

The Ireland Men’s cricket team learned of its Group Stage opponents when the draw was revealed for next month’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier to be staged in the United Arab Emirates. The team is sponsored by Turkish Airlines.

 The tournament, which will be played between 18 October and 2 November, will see six of 14 teams progress to the 2020 Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia. Two groups of seven teams will compete in a round robin, with the top team in each group automatically qualifying for the World Cup. Teams 2-4 in each group will enter a play-off series to determine the final four qualifying teams.

The groups are:

  • Group A: Scotland, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Namibia, Singapore, Kenya, Bermuda.
  • Group B: UAE, Ireland, Oman, Hong Kong, Canada, Jersey, Nigeria

Ireland’s fixture schedule (all start times quoted are in local UAE time):

  • 18 October: Ireland v Hong Kong (Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 2.10pm)
  • 19 October: Ireland v UAE (Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 7.30pm)
  • 21 October: Ireland v Oman (ADC 1, Abu Dhabi, 2.10pm)
  • 23 October: Ireland v Canada (Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 2.10pm)
  • 25 October: Ireland v Jersey (ADC 1, Abu Dhabi, 10am)
  • 26 October: Ireland v Nigeria (Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 10am

Richard Holdsworth, Performance Director, Cricket Ireland, said: “While it’s a competitive draw, our squad will back itself to progress out of the Group Stage. With so many nations focusing nearly exclusively on T20 cricket, and with the current rankings tightly bunched, it will be a challenging tournament no matter who we come up against, so we will do our utmost to benefit from the upcoming tri-nations competition and give ourselves the best opportunity to qualify for that all-important T20 World Cup spot in Australia next year.”

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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