The Emirates Cricket Board will host 7 other nations in February for a chance to qualify for the 2010 Twenty/20 World Cup to be staged in the West Indies. The tournament will run from February 9-13. The matches will be held at the Dubai Sports City and Abu Dhabi stadiums.
The ICC has announced the fixtures for the 2009-2010 Intercontinental Cup. Canada will play three 4-day matches (2 at home, 1 in UAE).
They will travel to the UAE in February to take on Afghanistan, before playing host to Zimbabwe and Ireland in the late summer.
Canada has never won the cup, but have made it to the finals twice. First in 2004 when they lost to Scotland and again in 2007 – losing out to Ireland.
ICC INTERCONTINENTAL CUP
23-26 Jan – Afghanistan v Ireland, Sri Lanka
25-28 Jan – Kenya v Scotland, Kenya 17-20 Feb – Afghanistan v Canada, UAE
10-13 Jun – Netherlands v Scotland, Netherlands
11-14 Aug – Scotland v Afghanistan, Scotland
11-14 Aug – Ireland v Netherlands, Ireland 21-24 Aug – Canada v Zimbabwe XI, Canada 1-4 Sep – Canada v Ireland, Canada
1-4 Sep – Netherlands v Zimbabwe XI, Netherlands
2-5 Oct – Kenya v Afghanistan, Kenya
6-9 Oct – Zimbabwe XI v Ireland, Africa
13-16 Oct – Zimbabwe XI v Scotland, Africa
25-29 Nov – FINAL (five days), UAE
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