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Desert T20 Challenge 2017, Mini World Cup for Associates

Desert T20 Challenge 2017, Mini World Cup for Associates

The 2017 Desert T20 is an international Twenty20 cricket tournament that is scheduled to be held at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai from 8th to 21st January. The eight Associate Members that have T20I status were scheduled to take part. Papua New Guinea declined to participate and were replaced by Namibia.

Desert T20 2017 involve seven T20 Associate & Affiliate nations (UAE, Ireland, Scotland, Afghanistan, Netherlands, Oman & HKG) and Namibia.

The Emirates Cricket Board have to host it and With the World T20 every four years its an opportunity to all the Associates to play each other and climb the global rankings.

Dates: Jan 08-Jan 21, 2017
Administrator: ICC
Host: UAE
Participants Teams: 8

No Telecast
There is no live streaming and TV broadcast of Desert T20 but in future may be matches will be livestreamed.

Teams Participate in Desert T20 2017

Pool A Team Pool B Team
 A1  Afghanistan (9)  B1  Netherlands (11)
 A2  Ireland (17)  B2  Scotland (13)
 A3  Namibia (NR)  B3  Oman (16) 
 A4  UAE (14)  B4  Hong Kong (15)

Desert T20 2017 Tournament Overview
Twenty20 is such a format that no teams are favourites and we all start with equal chance to win the tournament, but not Afghanistan is favorite to win Desert T20 Cup, highest ranked at 9th position among Twenty20 international teams.

United Arab Emirates played against Afghanistan last month, they lose both played T20 game but UAE captain Amjad Javed said “The UAE as hosts of the eight nation Desert T20 tournament march into the event with an edge over all their rivals”.

Javed also thank ICC and ECB for organizing such event. Amjad feels that event like Desert T20 TV telecast or live streamed through internet. Live scores of Desert T20 available on cricketzine, espncricinfo & cricbuzz.

UAE is ranked 15th among Twenty20 international teams
United Arab Emirates (UAE) Team Squad: Amjad Javed (c), Mohammed Shahzad, Shaiman Anwar, Rohan Mustafa, Mohammed Usman, Rameez Shahzad, Ghulam Shabbir, Mohammed Qasim, Adnan Mufti, Mohammed Naveed, Ahmed Raza, Imran Haider, Mohammed Shanil, Zahoor Ahmed

Ireland is ranked 17th among Twenty20 international teams
Ireland (IRE) Team Squad: William Porterfield (c), Andrew Balbirnie, Joshua Little, George Dockrell, Jacob Mulder, Andrew McBrine, Kevin O’Brien, Barry McCarthy, Boyd Rankin, Greg Thompson, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson, Craig Young

Scotland is ranked 13th among Twenty20 international teams
Scotland (SCO) Team Squad: Kyle Coetzer (c), Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross, Josh Davey, Calum MacLeod, Con de Lange, Michael Leask, Craig Wallace, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Chris Sole, Brad Wheal

AFG is ranked 9th among Twenty20 international teams
Afghanistan (AFG) Team Squad: Asghar Stanikzai(c), Mohammad Shahzad, Amir Hamza, Dawlat Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Fareed Ahmad, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi, Najeeb Tarakai, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq,  Samiullah Shenwari

Hong Kong is ranked 14th among Twenty20 international teams
Hong Kong (HK) Team Squad: Babar Hayat(c), Kyle Christie, Christopher Carter, Anshuman Rath, Ehsan Khan, Cameron McAulsan, Ehsan Nawaz, Mohammad Khan, Nizakat Khan, Nadeem Ahmed, Shahid Wasif, Waqas Barkat, Tanveer Ahmed, Waqas Khan

Netherlands is ranked 11th among Twenty20 international teams
Netherlands Team Squad: Peter Borren (c), Wesley Barresi, Ahsan Malik, Vivian Kingma, Michael Rippon, Stephan Myburgh, Pieter Seelaar, Max O’Dowd, Roelof van der Merwe, Timm van der Gugten, Tobias Visee, Paul van Meekeren, Sikander Zulfiqar

Namibia Team Squad: Sarel Burger(c), Christopher Coombe, Gerhard Erasmus, Stephan Baard, Jan Frylinck, JP Kotze, Zane Green, Mika Mutumbe, Bernard Scholtz, Colin Peake, JJ Smit, Craig George Williams, Gerrie Snyman, Louis van der Westhuizen

Oman is ranked 16th among Twenty20 international teams
Oman Team Squad: Sultan Ahmed(c), Bilal Khan, Aqib Ilyas, Khawar Ali, Mehran Khan, Ajay Lalcheta, Mohammad Nadeem, Arun Poulose, Sufyan Mehmood, Rajeshkumar Ranpura, Zeeshan Maqsood

Desert T20 2017 Schedule,Venue, Time, Matches
Date: Jan 14, 2017
Match: Scotland v Hong Kong, Pool B
Venue: Abu Dhabi Cricket Club’s Zayed Cricket Stadium
Time: 10:00 AM GMT, 2:00 PM
Result:

Date: Jan 14, 2017
Match: Afghanistan v Ireland, Pool A
Venue: Abu Dhabi Cricket Club’s Zayed Cricket Stadium
Time: 03:00 AM GMT, 7:00 PM
Result:

Date: Jan 15, 2017
Match: Netherlands v Oman, Pool B
Venue: Abu Dhabi Cricket Club’s Zayed Cricket Stadium
Time: 10:00 AM GMT, 2:00 PM
Result:

Date: Jan 15, 2017
Match: UAE v Namibia, Pool A
Venue: Abu Dhabi Cricket Club’s Zayed Cricket Stadium
Time: 03:00 AM GMT, 7:00 PM
Result:

Date: Jan 16, 2017
Match: Oman v Hong Kong, Pool B
Venue: Abu Dhabi Cricket Club’s Zayed Cricket Stadium
Time: 10:00 AM GMT, 2:00 PM
Result:

Date: Jan 16, 2017
Match: Afghanistan v UAE, Pool A
Venue: Abu Dhabi Cricket Club’s Zayed Cricket Stadium
Time: 03:00 AM GMT, 7:00 PM
Result:

Date: Jan 17, 2017
Match: Ireland v Namibia, Pool A
Venue: Abu Dhabi Cricket Club’s Zayed Cricket Stadium
Time: 10:00 AM GMT, 2:00 PM
Result:

Date: Jan 17, 2017
Match: Netherlands v Scotland, Pool B
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City
Time: 03:00 AM GMT, 7:00 PM
Result:

Date: Jan 18, 2017
Match: UAE v Ireland, Pool A
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City
Time: 10:00 AM GMT, 2:00 PM
Result:

Date: Jan 18, 2017
Match: Netherlands v Hong Kong, Pool B
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City
Time: 03:00 AM GMT, 7:00 PM
Result:

Date: Jan 19, 2017
Match: Afghanistan v Namibia, Pool A
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City
Time: 10:00 AM GMT, 2:00 PM
Result:

Date: Jan 19, 2017
Match: Scotland v Oman, Pool B
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City
Time: 03:00 AM GMT, 7:00 PM
Result:

Date: Jan 20, 2017
Match: 1st A v 2nd B, 1s Semi Final
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City
Time: 06:00 AM GMT,
Result:

Date: Jan 20, 2017
Match: 2nd A v 1st B, 2nd Semi Final
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City
Time: 10:30 AM GMT, 2:30 PM
Result:

Date: Jan 20, 2017
Match: Winner Semi Final v Winner Semi Final
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City
Time: 03:00 AM GMT, 7:00 PM
Result:

Desert T20 Cup 2017 Tickets
UAE Cricket board allow free entry to watch cricket matches.

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