The new T20 tournament introduced by the Emirates Cricket Board, Desert T20 2017 is all set to kick off from 14 January and will end on 20 January 2017. The tournament will feature eight Associate countries including UAE, Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Ireland, Namibia, Netherlands, Oman and Scotland. The cricket competition is scheduled to be held in Dubai across two venues. You can find complete Desert T20 2017 schedule below.
The seven-day competition named the Desert T20 will be played in a round-robin and knockout format. All the 8 teams are divided into two groups – Group A and B. Afghanistan, Ireland, Namibia and the United Arab Emirates are in A while Netherlands, Scotland, Oman and Hong Kong in Group B. The first match will take place between Scotland and Hong Kong. Let’s take a look at the Desert T20 2017 schedule and full match fixtures.
Desert T20 2017 Schedule
|Jan 14, 2017||Hong Kong vs Scotland, Group B||2:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Jan 14, 2017||Afghanistan vs Ireland, Group A||7:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Jan 15, 2017||Netherlands vs Oman, Group B||2:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Jan 15, 2017||United Arab Emirates vs Namibia, Group A||7:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Jan 16, 2017||Hong Kong vs Oman, Group B||2:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Jan 16, 2017||United Arab Emirates vs Afghanistan, Group A||7:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Jan 17, 2017||Ireland vs Namibia, Group A||2:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Jan 17, 2017||Netherlands vs Scotland, Group B||7:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Jan 18, 2017||United Arab Emirates vs Ireland, Group A||2:00 PM||Dubai|
|Jan 18, 2017||Hong Kong vs Netherlands, Group B||7:00 PM||Dubai|
|Jan 19, 2017||Afghanistan vs Namibia, Group A||2:00 PM||Dubai|
|Jan 19, 2017||Oman vs Scotland, Group B||7:00 PM||Dubai|
|Jan 20, 2017||TBC vs TBC, 1st Semi-final||10:00 AM||Dubai|
|TBC vs TBC, 2nd Semi-final||2:30 PM||Dubai|
|TBC vs TBC, Final||7:00 PM||Dubai|
As per Desert T20 2017 schedule, the league will feature 15 matches including two semi final and final and it will be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi and Dubai Sports City’s International Cricket Stadium.
2017 Desert T20 Teams
- Hong Kong
- United Arab Emirates