NAIROBI, Kenya, December 15 – Kenya will face Netherlands and Canada in Group B of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 qualifier in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in February.
Eldine Baptiste’s side who are seeded fourth will also take on the hosts with victory seeing them joining South Africa and India in Group C of the World Twenty20.
The losing finalist will join Group D which has England and hosts West Indies who are stage the tournament from 30th April to 16th May.
Group A of the qualifiers includes Ireland, Scotland, Afghanistan and the United States.
Kenya who were then led by former captain Steve Tikolo failed to win a single match at the last World Twenty20 that was held in South Africa.
The records the team set also make grim reading as they set the lowest run total of 73 against Pool C opponent New Zealand and also handed their other pool adversary Sri Lanka the highest team total of 260-6.
Ireland are the top seeds while the Dutch are ranked second.
A total of 17 matches will be played over five days with Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium hosting six group stage matches and Dubai International Cricket Stadium at Dubai Sports City staging 11 matches, including six group stage matches, four Super Four matches and the final.
Kenya will open their account against the UAE on the 9th of February followed by Canada and the Dutch on the subsequent days respectively.
Group A: Ireland, Scotland, Afghanistan, United States
Group B: Netherlands, Kenya, Canada, UAE