Leading up to the ICC T20 World Cup, Ireland, on Thursday confirmed that they would play a warm-up fixture against Scotland before a three-match T20I series against the UAE side. While the series involves five associate nations, the Irish team would only clash against Scotland and the UAE team.
"The fixtures were officially announced by the Emirates Cricket Board this morning as part of the 'DafaNews Summer T20 Blast' - a series of fixtures between 5-10 October involving UAE, Ireland, Scotland, Namibia and Papua New Guinea. Emirates Cricket Board will confirm broadcast details of the series shortly," a media release read.
After the four games, Ireland would take on Papua New Guinea and Bangladesh as part of the warm-up fixtures for the T20 World Cup in the Middle East. The Andy Balbirnie-led side are placed alongside Namibia, Netherlands and 2014 champions Sri Lanka.
October 5, 2021: Ireland v Scotland - warm-up match
October 7, 2021: Ireland v UAE - 1st T20I
October 8, 2021: Ireland v UAE - 2nd T20I
October 10, 2021: Ireland v UAE - 3rd T20I