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Bermuda to kick-off qualifiers against Denmark

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the schedule for next month’s World Twenty20 global qualifiers involving Bermuda to be held in Dubai March 13-24.

Bermuda’s senior national squad have been pitted in Group A along with Afghanistan, Denmark, Canada, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Nepal and Papua New Guinea.

Group B consists of Ireland, Kenya, Scotland, Namibia, Uganda, Oman, Italy and USA.

Bermuda will kick off their World Twenty20 qualifying bid against Denmark on March 13 at the Academy Oval before taking on Hong Kong on March 14 at the same venue.

March 15 will see David Moore’s men face the Netherlands at Sheikh Zayed Stadium and Canada on March 16 at Dubai Sports City Stadium.

Following a two-day rest, Bermuda will face Nepal at Sheikh Zayed Stadium and Papua New Guinea on March 19 at the Academy Oval before completing the group phase of the tournament against Afghanistan at the same venue March 20.

Only two of the 16 participating ICC Associate/Affiliate countries will advance to September’s World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.

Bermuda Cricket Board (BCB) president Lloyd Fray said the Island’s touring squad for Dubai “should be released within the next few weeks”.

National squad cricketers, who depart for Dubai March 9, are currently training as many as three times weekly under Moore’s direction.

Bermuda booked their ticket to Dubai after securing one of two World Twenty20 global qualifying spots up for grabs at last July’s Americas Division One Twenty20 Championship in Florida.

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Published February 02, 2012 at 1:00 am (Updated February 02, 2012 at 6:53 am)

Bermuda to kick-off qualifiers against Denmark

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