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Jersey learn opponents for T20 World Cup Qualifier

Jersey reached the global qualifier with victory at the six-team Europe Final held in Guernsey this summer. Credit: Martin Gray

Jersey's cricketers now know who they will face at next month's Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier after the schedule was announced for the tournament in the UAE.

Neil MacRae's side have been placed in group B with the hosts, Ireland, Oman, Hong Kong, Canada and Nigeria.

The top team from the group will advance to the semi-finals and secure direct passage to Australia 2020 while the next three sides will go through to qualification play-offs.

Six World Cup places are up for grabs at the 14-team tournament, with Scotland, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Namibia, Singapore, Kenya and Bermuda the other sides in contention.

Jersey reached this stage of the qualifying pathway with victory at the Europe Final, which was held in Guernsey earlier this summer.

They topped the standings there on net run rate after playing out a thrilling final game with Germany to secure a second appearance at the global qualifier.

In 2015, the Caesareans beat Hong Kong and Nepal to finish sixth in their group, which was topped by hosts Ireland.

This year's tournament runs from 18 October to 2 November with matches taking place in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Jersey's fixtures at the T20 World Cup Qualifier: 19 Oct v Nigeria, 20 October v Canada, 22 October v UAE, 23 October v Hong Kong, 25 October v Ireland, 27 October v Oman.