Scotland and Canada hope for better luck
Sun, Jul 8, 2012 10:36 AM
Gordon Drummond and Preston Mommsen
Following a complete wash-out in their ICC Intercontinental Cup four-day match, Scotland and Canada are eager to get onto the field for their Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship double-header.
A decision was taken over the weekend to switch the games from the Grange with the Edinburgh venue flooded.
Cricket Scotland are in discussions with the ICC about re-arranging the games to an alternative ground.
Victories for Scotland in the games planned for Monday July 9 and Wednesday July 11 would see them leapfrog UAE into second place in the table - just one point behind leaders Ireland.
Scotland captain Gordon Drummond will be hoping their regular competitive action against English county opposition in the CB40 in May and June will stand them in good stead this week.
Meanwhile Canada have only won one of their first six matches so their main focus will be to lift themselves off the bottom of the table.
The top two teams will automatically qualify for the Cricket World Cup 2015 while the remaining sides will have to battle it out again in a CWC Qualifier with two more nations progressing via that route.