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Qatar to host qualifying event for ICC T20 World Cup 2022


T20 World Cup: Qatar to host qualifying event for ICC T20 World Cup 2022 starting from October 23
T20 World Cup: Qatar to host qualifying event for ICC T20 World Cup 2022 starting from October 23

T20 World Cup: Qatar to host qualifying event for ICC T20 World Cup 2022 starting from October 23 – The qualification for ICC men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia will take place in Qatar’s Doha with five teams clashing against each other in the T20 World Cup Asia A Qualifier. The host Qatar will be up against Bahrain, Kuwait, Maldives and Saudi Arabia for one place in the tournament’s Global Qualifier up for grabs. The matches will be played for the first time at the Asian Town Cricket Stadium. 

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“It’s a great feeling, we are all pumped up and working hard for the event. We know it’s a big tournament and we’ve been through this stage before. The last time we played Asia qualifiers we beat higher-ranked teams but one mishap and we didn’t make it into the Global Qualifiers,” Qatar captain, Iqbal Hussain Chaudhry, said in an ICC release.

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“We are glad that we are hosting a major ICC tournament in Qatar, which is the path to Australia 2022 and we will put up a good show for our nation and cricket lovers over the globe,” he added.

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T20 World Cup: All the teams competing in the competition are fighting to qualify for the T20 WC for the first time. Qatar is ranked 21st in the ICC men’s T20I Team Rankings while Kuwait is ranked 27th, followed by Saudi Arabia 28 and Bahrain at 43rd and Maldives 74th.  

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“The ICC Mens T20 World Cup Asia is a big opportunity for Bahrain and all teams to play at the top level. It will be a dream come true to play in Australia next year. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to earn a place in a historic World Cup qualifying round. We are a team which can bring surprises,” Bahrain captain Anasim Khan said.

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T20 World Cup: The format of the competition will be round-robin with each team playing each other once. Overall, 10 matches will be streamed across the event. The event will also complete the Asia regional finals with Nepal, Singapore, UAE, Hong Kong and The Philippines already through to the Global Qualifier.

FIXTURES

  • 23 October 2021- Qatar vs Bahrain (09h00); Maldives vs Saudi Arabia (13h10)
  • 24 October 2021 – Bahrain vs Kuwait (09h00); Qatar vs Maldives (13h10)
  • 25 October 2021 – Kuwait vs Saudi Arabia (09h00);
  • 27 October 2021 – Bahrain vs Maldives (09h00); Qatar vs Saudi Arabia (13h10)
  • 28 October 2021 – Maldives vs Kuwait (09h00); Saudi Arabia vs Bahrain (13h10)
  • 29 October 2021- Kuwait vs Qatar (13h10) 





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