Tuesday 12 October 2010 

Dates And Venues For Cup And Shield Finals Confirmed

International Cricket CouncilThe International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed the dates and venues for the finals of the Intercontinental Cup and Intercontinental Shield, now to be held in December in Dubai.

The Cup final, to be contested by Afghanistan and Scotland, will take place between 2nd and 6th December at the Dubai International Stadium as both teams get a taste of playing five-day cricket.

The Shield final, which will see UAE host Namibia at the ICC Global Cricket Academy, runs from 2nd to 5th December.

The two tournaments offer ten teams ranked immediately below the ten Test-playing nations, as well as a team representing Zimbabwe, to play representative first-class cricket.

The Shield competition, which also included Bermuda and Uganda, is in its first season of competition.

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