ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2012 Schedule

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the schedule for the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2012 which will take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 13 to 24 March, 2012.

Tournament will be played at five venues – Dubai International Cricket Stadium and ICC Global Cricket Academy grounds No.1 and No.2 in Dubai, Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium and the historic Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

The 16 teams have been divided into two groups with Afghanistan, Netherlands, Canada, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Hong Kong, Bermuda, Denmark and Nepal forming Group A and Ireland, Kenya, Scotland, Namibia, Uganda, Oman, Italy and the USA comprising Group B.

The tournament winner will join Australia and the West Indies in group B of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 in September 2012 while the losing finalist will complete Group A which also includes defending champion England and 2007 winner India.

ICC’s Global Development Manager, Tim Anderson, said: “This is one of the most important and prestigious events on the Pepsi ICC Development Programme’s calendar in which 16 leading Associate and Affiliate Members will vie for the two available places in the ICC World Twenty20 2012 Sri Lanka.

“This final qualifier is the last step of a pathway that comprised 13 ICC regional tournaments during 2010 and 2011 and saw the involvement of over 90 ICC Associate and Affiliate members. The 72-match format has been designed to give the best sides every chance of making the final.”

This will be the third ICC World Twenty20 qualifier. When it was last staged, also in the UAE in 2010, Afghanistan and Ireland claimed the qualifying spots.

The sides that top the two groups will feature in the 1st Qualifying Final at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday 22 March at 1400 (local time) with the winner sealing a place in the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 to be staged from 18 September to 7 October.

Meanwhile, the sides that finish second and third in the two groups will play cross-over matches. The two winners of those matches will progress to the Preliminary Final to be played on 23 March at 1000 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

The 2nd Qualifying Final – for the second spot in the ICC World Twenty20 2012 – will take place on the morning of 24 March at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium between the loser of the 1st Qualifying Final and the winner of the Preliminary Final.

The winners of the two Qualifying Finals will play in the tournament final on the evening of 24 March at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2012 Schedule

DATE & TIME (UAE TIME)
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 10:00 Afghanistan   vs PNG
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 10:00 Oman   vs Italy
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 10:00 Ireland   vs Namibia
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 10:00 Uganda   vs USA
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 14:00 Netherlands   vs Canada
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 14:00 Kenya   vs Scotland
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 14:00 Hong Kong   vs Nepal
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 14:00 Bermuda   vs Denmark
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 10:00 Ireland   vs Kenya
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 10:00 Hong Kong   vs Bermuda
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 10:00 Italy   vs USA
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 14:00 Denmark   vs Nepal
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 14:00 Afghanistan   vs Netherlands
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 14:00 Uganda   vs Oman
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 14:00 Scotland   vs Namibia
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 10:00 Canada   vs Hong Kong
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 10:00 Namibia   vs USA
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 10:00 Ireland   vs Italy
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 10:00 Afghanistan   vs Denmark
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 14:00 Scotland   vs Uganda
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 14:00 Kenya   vs Oman
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 14:00 Netherlands   vs Bermuda
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 14:00 PNG   vs Nepal
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 10:00 Canada   vs Bermuda
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 10:00 Netherlands   vs Denmark
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 10:00 Namibia   vs Uganda
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 10:00 Scotland   vs Oman
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 14:00 PNG   vs Hong Kong
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 14:00 Ireland   vs USA
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 14:00 Kenya   vs Italy
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 14:00 Afghanistan   vs Nepal
Sun, Mar 18, 2012 10:00 Oman   vs USA
Sun, Mar 18, 2012 10:00 Hong Kong   vs Denmark
Sun, Mar 18, 2012 10:00 Netherlands   vs PNG
Sun, Mar 18, 2012 10:00 Uganda   vs Italy
Sun, Mar 18, 2012 14:00 Ireland   vs Scotland
Sun, Mar 18, 2012 14:00 Afghanistan   vs Canada
Sun, Mar 18, 2012 14:00 Bermuda   vs Nepal
Sun, Mar 18, 2012 14:00 Kenya   vs Namibia
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 10:00 Netherlands   vs Nepal
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 10:00 Scotland   vs Italy
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 10:00 Kenya   vs USA
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 10:00 Afghanistan   vs Hong Kong
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 14:00 PNG   vs Bermuda
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 14:00 Ireland   vs Uganda
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 14:00 Canada   vs Denmark
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 14:00 Namibia   vs Oman
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 10:00 Afghanistan   vs Bermuda
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 10:00 Kenya   vs Uganda
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 10:00 Ireland   vs Oman
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 10:00 Netherlands   vs Hong Kong
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 14:00 Namibia   vs Italy
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 14:00 Scotland   vs USA
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 14:00 PNG   vs Denmark
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 14:00 Canada   vs Nepal


DATE & TIME (UAE TIME) FIXTURE
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 10:00 Match No. 57 Group A 2nd   vs Group B 3rd
Venue:DSC Stadium
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 10:00 Match No. 58 Group A 3rd   vs Group B 2nd
Venue:GCA No. 1
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 10:00 Match No. 59 Group A 8th   vs Group B 8th
Venue:GCA No. 2
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 10:00 Match No. 60 Group A 6th   vs Group B 7th
Venue:GCA No. 2
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 14:00 Match No. 61 Group A 1st   vs Group B 1st
Venue:DSC Stadium
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 14:00 Match No. 62 Group A 5th   vs Group B 4th
Venue:GCA No. 1
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 14:00 Match No. 63 Group A 4th   vs Group B 5th
Venue:GCA No. 2
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 14:00 Match No. 64 Group A 7th   vs Group B 6th
Venue:GCA No. 2
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 14:00 Match No. 65 Loser M57   vs Loser M58
Venue:DSC Stadium
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 10:00 Match No. 66 Loser M62   vs Loser M63
Venue:GCA No. 1
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 10:00 Match No. 67 Loser M60   vs Loser M60
Venue:GCA No. 2
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 10:00 Match No. 68 Winner M57   vs Winner M58
Venue:DSC Stadium
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 14:00 Match No. 69 Winner M62   vs Winner M63
Venue:GCA No. 1
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 14:00 Match No. 70 Winner M60   vs Winner M64
Venue:GCA No. 2
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 10:00 Match No. 71 Winner M65   vs Loser M61
Venue:DSC Stadium
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 14:00 Match No. 72 Winner M61   vs Winner M71
Venue:DSC Stadium


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