Five teams compete in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Asia Final. They know they’re one step closer to a place at the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia.
Singapore, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal and Qatar will be holding the Asian finals of the ICC T20 World Championship from July 22-28 in Singapore
A qualifying place for the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 is open to the team, who will take over the championship after the round robin competition
The winning nation will be one of 14 teams participating in the ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers in the United Arab Emirates in October and November 2019, qualifying for the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup in Australia
A qualifier for the ICC T20 World Cup 2019 qualifier will be available in Singapore from 22 to 28 July as Singapore, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal and Qatar compete against each other.
In round-robin format, all five teams will compete against each other once. The team that finishes at the summit will be one of the 14 teams that will compete in the United Arab Emirates in October and November to win the ICC T20 for Men’s World Championship next year.
Singaporean captain Amjad Mahboob looks forward to his qualifying country and hopes his team can take a lot of it both on and off the pitch.
He said, “Cricket is an amazing game that teaches values never to give up and endure to the end.
“It’s a great opportunity to learn, play and befriend people of different nationalities who play their own unique cricket brand.”
And in the prospect of making it to the next stage, he said, “It would be a dream that would come true and be just a reward for all the hard work that everyone has invested in bringing Singapore’s cricket ecosystem to the next Level up. “
The captain of Nepal, Paras Khadka, who played for the MCC in 2015, likes to play cricket to improve his life skills. The ups and downs of life are similar to the ups and downs of a cricket game.
“The best thing about cricket in Nepal is the love and passion for the game among those who play and pursue cricket.
We have the most hard-working, determined players and the most passionate fans supporting the game, and it would mean anything to us if we could make it to the next stage. “
For the captain of Malaysia, Ahmad Faiz Mohammad Noor, his favorite feeling in cricket is the feeling he gets from beating.
He said: “Crossing borders makes me happy, gives me more confidence and develops my optimistic character.
“Cricket is getting bigger day by day in Malaysia. Every cricketer in Malaysia says that he not only likes cricket but simply loves it.
“That’s why it would be great for the Malaysian Cricket Brotherhood to do the next stage. More Malaysians will do sports and cricket in Malaysia will be more competitive. “
Kuwait captain Muhammad Kashif Shareef’s love of cricket was born during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 1992, when Imran Khan defeated Pakistan in the final and has been playing since then.
He said, “Cricket has always been the ultimate passion for me and my family, especially after the 1992 World Cup.
“I joined the local club in Lahore to play cricket properly and managed to reach Level 2 in Lahore – Pakistan before I came to Kuwait as a full time professional.
“Domestic cricket in Kuwait thrives and is available year round.
“Top class cricketers enjoy the competition and there is a lot of rivalry among the top teams, which forces everyone to produce their A-game.
“We made a great effort to get here, and our board and team management and the coaching team were very supportive. To reach the next stage would be a dream come true. “
For the captain of Qatar, Tamoor Sajjad Zafar, he was inspired by his father, who played on the weekends. And he believes that the sport has really brought people together in Qatar.
He said, “Cricket has introduced us to so many different people who belong to different cultures and traditions. Nevertheless, this game has united each one of us.
“For any cricketer, it would be a dream to be part of the World Cup, qualifying for the qualification would be another step towards the final goal.”
ICC T20 World Cup Asia Finals
22 July: Singapore vs Qatar (10h00 Indian Association Ground, Singapore)
22 July: Kuwait vs Malaysia (14h30 Indian Association Ground, Singapore)
23 July: Qatar vs Nepal (10h00 Indian Association Ground, Singapore)
23 July: Singapore vs Kuwait (14h30 Indian Association Ground, Singapore)
24 July: Nepal vs Malaysia (10h00 Indian Association Ground, Singapore)
26 July: Qatar vs Kuwait (10h00 Indian Association Ground, Singapore)
26 July: Singapore vs Malaysia (14h00 Indian Association Ground, Singapore)
27 July: Kuwait vs Nepal (10h00 Indian Association Ground, Singapore)
27 July: Malaysia vs Qatar (14h30 Indian Association Ground, Singapore)
28 July: Singapore vs Nepal (10h00 Indian Association Ground, Singapore)