Scotland’s cricketers will travel to the United Arab Emirates next month to tackle the UAE and USA in the third round of the World Cup League Two competition.
Kyle Coetzer’s team will play four ODIs between December 9 and 15 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium and ICC Academy Oval 1.
The Scots and the Americans have both triumphed in three of their first four matches in the tournament, leaving them on six points in the standings, with the UAE poised to make their debut in the event, which paves the way to the next World Cup in 2023.
Cricket Scotland’s high performance manager, Simon Smith said: “We responded well after an early setback in round one [at Mannofield in Aberdeen in August].
“And we will be looking to build on the three wins when we travel to UAE in December.
“We have played a variety of opposition across all formats at Sharjah Stadium, and it holds some good memories for us.
“Scotland won the first ICC Intercontinental Cup there in 2004, and three of our current squad have made international centuries at the historic venue.
“This round promises to be a fascinating series, and it will be exciting to renew rivalries with USA, whom we haven’t met for a number of years, and UAE, with whom our matches are always competitive.”
December 8: UAE v USA (Sharjah Cricket Stadium)
December 9: USA v Scotland (Sharjah Cricket Stadium)
December 11: UAE v Scotland (Sharjah Cricket Stadium)
December 12: UAE v USA (ICC Academy Oval 1)
December 14: USA v Scotland (ICC Academy Oval 1)
December 15: UAE v Scotland (ICC Academy Oval 1)