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ICC Intercontinental Cup 2011-13 fixtures and participating teams announced

The International Cricket Council's first-class tournament will feature eight teams

ICC Intercontinental Cup 2011-13 fixtures and participating teams announced - Cricket News
Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad celebrates winning the I Cup in 2010.
The International Cricket Council's first-class tournament, the ICC Intercontinental Cup 2011-13 will feature eight teams this edition - Afghanistan, Canada, Ireland, Kenya, Netherlands, Namibia, Scotland and United Arab Emirates (UAE) when the tournament begins next month.

Namibia and UAE were selected by the ICC Development Committee to participate in the event having finished in the top four of the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 2 tournament in April 2011.

The first round of fixtures begins in June with venues and exact dates for all the games to be finalised. The venues and dates of matches will be decided upon by the two participating nations within the window provided by the ICC (as marked in the below table), with all the information to be released in advance of each window.

The tournament is a longer competition than previous editions of the ICC Intercontinental Cup running over a period of 28 months.

The ICC Intercontinental Shield competition that ran alongside the ICC Intercontinental Cup last season, featuring sides from Namibia, UAE, Bermuda and Uganda, has been discontinued after an ICC Development Committee meeting in November 2010 elected to return the ICC Intercontinental Cup back to its 2007-2008 eight-team format.

The ICC Development Committee also resolved, after its recent meeting in Gaborone, Botswana, to commence a 50-over competition between the eight participating countries with two matches to be played alongside the ICC Intercontinental Cup tournament schedule. More information on this will be released in due course

The breakdown of fixtures for the ICC Intercontinental Cup 2011-13 is as follows:
 
Round/Window Home Away
Round 1 (Jun/Jul 2011) Ireland Namibia
  Scotland Netherlands
  Kenya UAE
  Canada Afghanistan
Round 2 (Sep/Oct 2011) Ireland Canada
  Namibia Scotland
  Netherlands Kenya
  Afghanistan UAE
Round 3 (Mar/Apr 2012) Afghanistan Netherlands
  UAE Scotland
  Kenya Ireland
  Namibia Canada
Round 4 (Jun/Jul 2012) Ireland Afghanistan
  Kenya Namibia
  Scotland Canada
  Netherlands UAE
Round 5 (Mar/Apr 2013) Kenya Canada
  Namibia Netherlands
  UAE Ireland
  Afghanistan Scotland
Round 6 (Jul/Aug 2013) Canada UAE
  Scotland Kenya
  Netherlands Ireland
  Namibia Afghanistan
Round 7 (Sep/Oct 2013) Ireland Scotland
  Afghanistan Kenya
  Canada Netherlands
  UAE  

 

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