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Schedule of ICC T20 Qualifer Revised: Final Stages to be held in Abu Dhabi

ICC Press Release

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that the final stages of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2013 will be held at Zayed Cricket Stadium and Abu Dhabi Oval 1 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Zayed Cricket Stadium shall host both final and 3/4th place play off.

The revised schedule now sees the final four days of the tournament move to the capital city.

The double-header matches at Zayed Cricket Stadium, on the last two days of the tournament (29 and 30 November), will now have start times of 1400 and 1800.

A revised schedule of matches is attached and can also be viewed on the ICC website here.

The schedule for the cross-over matches is as follows:

Wednesday 27 November

Match 60 (Play Off) – 2nd Group A v 3rd Group B, (1000-1300), Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 61 (Play Off) – 4th Group A v 5th Group B, (1000-1300), Abu Dhabi Oval 1, Abu Dhabi

Match 62(Play Off) – 5th Group A v 4th Group B, (1000-1300), Abu Dhabi Oval 2, Abu Dhabi

Match 63 (Play Off) – 3rd Group A v 2nd Group B, (1400-1700), Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Thursday 28 November

Match 64 (Play Off) – Winner Match 61 v Loser Match 60, (1000-1300), Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 65 (9/10 Ranking) – Loser Match 61 v Loser Match 62, (1000-1300), Abu Dhabi Oval 2, Abu Dhabi

Match 66 (Play Off) – Winner Match 62 v Loser of Match 63, (1400-1700), Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Once the six qualifying teams have been identified, the event will see a semi-finals double-header taking place at Zayed Cricket Stadium where the winner of Group A will play the winner of Match 63 and the winner of Group B will play the winner of Match 60. The victors of these two games will then progress to the final of the tournament.

The losers of the semi-finals will then play each other in the third/fourth play-off while the final two qualifying sides will play a fifth/sixth play-off.

The final finishing positions of the teams in this event will determine to which group they will go into for the first round of the ICC World Twenty20 2014 tournament, alongside Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

The schedule for the play-off matches are as follows:

Friday 29 November

Match 67 (7/8 Ranking) – Loser Match 64 v Loser Match 66, (1000-1300), Abu Dhabi Oval 1, Abu Dhabi

Match 68 (Semi-Final 1) – Winner Group B v Winner Match 60, (1400-1700), Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 69 (5/6 Rankings) – Winner Match 64 v Winner Match 66, (1400-1700), Abu Dhabi Oval 1, Abu Dhabi

Match 70 (Semi-Final 2) – Winner Group A v Winner Match 63, (1800-2100), Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Saturday 30 November

Match 71 (3/4 Ranking) – Loser Semi-Final 1 v Loser of Semi-Final 2, (1400-1700), Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Match 72 (Final) – Winner Semi-Final 1 v Winner Semi-Final 2, (1800-2100), Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi

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