April 21 (CRICKETNMORE) - The six-team tournament will begin with the hosts taking on the Maldives on Friday, 20 April.
Whilst this is not the first international tournament to be hosted in Kuwait, this particular edition promises a greater edge given several factors, including an experienced UAE and Qatar team in the recent CWC Qualifiers and WCL Division 5 respectively, as well as presence of former international cricketers as coaches for Kuwait and UAE.
The Kuwait Cricket Board, led by the President Haider Farman, welcomed the arriving teams and ICC officials to the state of Kuwait. “We are delighted to be hosting the first qualifying group in Asia for the ICC World T20 2020," he said. "Whist providing a platform for the development of Cricket and a tremendous opportunity for Associate Nations to reach the main event and put themselves on the cricketing map, it also allows us a unique opportunity to continue building relationships, developing role models and generating social partnerships within the cricketing fraternity.”
ICC Media Release