Dates set for ICC Intercontinental Cup and Shield final

ICC has finalized the dates of the Intercontinental Cup (I Cup) and ICC Intercontinental Shield (I Shield) 2009-10.

The I Cup final will take place from 2 to 6 December at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai Sports City, United Arab Emirates, while the I Shield decider will run from 2 to 5 December at the ICC Global Cricket Academy, also in Dubai Sports City.

Afghanistan, which topped the table in the group stage of the I Cup, will take on 2004 winner Scotland while Namibia and local favourite UAE will battle it out for supremacy in the I Shield.

The ICC Intercontinental Cup has quickly grown in stature and profile since its inception five years ago and now the ICC’s premier first-class tournament is an integral part of the Associate Members’ cricket schedule.

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