Hosts Scotland have been placed in Group A with USA, Thailand and Bangladesh for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier.

Group B features Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Namibia and the Netherlands.

The top two sides will progress to the finals in next year, joining the eight teams who qualify automatically.

Forfarshire Club and Arbroath Club will stage all of the games from 31 August to 7 September.

In 2018, Ireland and Bangladesh reached the main tournament – then known as the ICC Women’s World T20 – through the qualifying event in the Netherlands.

The 2020 event takes place in between 21 February and 8 March.

Qualifier schedule (all times BST):

Warm-up matches

29 August

Ireland v PNG @ Forfarshire Club, 10:00

Bangladesh v Netherlands @ Arbroath Club, 10:00

Scotland v Namibia @ Forfarshire Club, 14:00

Thailand v USA @ Arbroath Sports Club, 14:00

Tournament matches

31 August

Bangladesh v PNG @ Forfarshire Club, 10:00

Thailand v Netherlands @ Arbroath Sports Club, 10:00

Scotland v USA @ Forfarshire Club, 14:00

Namibia v Ireland @ Arbroath Sports Club, 14:00

1 September

Thailand v Namibia @ Forfarshire Club, 10:00

Scotland v PNG @ Arbroath Sports Club, 10:00

Ireland v Netherlands @ Forfarshire Club, 14:00

USA v Bangladesh @ Arbroath Sports Club, 14:00

3 September

Ireland v Thailand @ Forfarshire Club, 10:00

Netherlands v Namibia @ Arbroath Sports Club, 10:00

Scotland v Bangladesh @ Forfarshire Club, 14:00

PNG v USA @ Arbroath Sports Club, 14:00

5 September

A1 v B2 @ Forfarshire Club, 10:00

B3 v A4 @ Arbroath Sports Club, 10:00

B1 v A2 @ Forfarshire Club, 14:00

A3 v B4 @ Arbroath Sports Club 14:00

7 September

3rd v 4th place play-off @ Forfarshire Club, 10:00

7th v 8th place play-off @ Arbroath Sports Club, 10:00

Final @ Forfarshire Club, 14:00 – both finalists qualify for T20 World Cup

5th v 6th place play-off @ Arbroath Sports Club, 14:00

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