The ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier UAE 2012 will this week become the first ICC Development event, featuring only Associate and Affiliate Members, to be shown on a live global television broadcast. Six matches* from 22-24 March will be shown live from the Dubai International Cricket Stadium online at www.espnstar.com/live(ESPN Star Sports). The ICC has also secured live television coverage of these games into key territories via ESPN STAR Sports and its licensees around the globe, ensuring prominent exposure for the event across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and North America and beyond. 22 Mar – Ireland v Canada (1000-1300), Dubai International Cricket Stadium (1st semi-final) 22 Mar – Afghanistan v Namibia (1400-1700), Dubai International Cricket Stadium (1st Qualifying final, Match 61) 23 Mar – Winner (Ireland v Canada) v Winner (Netherlands v Scotland) (1000-1300), Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Preliminary final, Match 65) 23 Mar – Loser (Ireland v Canada) v Loser (Netherlands v Scotland) (1400-1700), Dubai International Cricket Stadium 24 Mar – Winner Match 65 v Loser Match 61 (1000-1300), Dubai International Cricket Stadium (2nd Qualifying final, Match 71) 24 Mar – FINAL (winner Match 61 v winner Match 71) (1800), Dubai International Cricket Stadium
11 March 2012... "Crack of dawn". Helsinki Western Port. This is a historic moment. The first-ever international cricket trip for Finnish Girls and Women as a team is about to start. The destination is Tallinn, Estonia - across the Gulf of Finland in Northern Europe. The team comprised of four 15yo girls (Katariina, Amanda, Marika and Manna), who had a few years of cricket behind them - and four more mature female cricketers (Johanna, Ronja, Tarja and Anna), also mostly very new to the game, having been involved for a year or so. Travelling with us was our coach and manager, the ‘tigermama’ Maija, the umpire of the tour Jari, who had travelled overnight from Tampere to be there, and the support team: Ted, Jaana, Curt, and Anu. With this fabulous group of unshakable pioneers of female cricket in Finland, we set sail, feeling excited and a little nervous about the Finnish Ladies’ and Girls’ inaugural “cricket tour”... ... more soon !
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