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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 June 2018

Watch: UAE cricket team given 'amazing welcome' to Zimbabwe for 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier

National team greeted by traditional dancers at the airport as they touch down in African nation aiming to reach the 2019 Cricket World Cup. 

The UAE booked their place in the 2018 Cricket World Cup qualifier thanks to success in the World Cricket League Division 2 in Namibia. Courtesy ICC World Cricket League
The UAE booked their place in the 2018 Cricket World Cup qualifier thanks to success in the World Cricket League Division 2 in Namibia. Courtesy ICC World Cricket League

The UAE national cricket team were treated to an "amazing" welcome upon touching down in Zimbabwe ahead of the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier tournament.

The UAE are in the African nation aiming to secure a place at 2019 Cricket World Cup. Beginning their campaign on March 4 against Papua New Guinea, the UAE will also take on the West Indies, Ireland, and the Netherlands in Group A with the top three sides advancing to the Super Sixes. The top two teams from the Super Six are then guaranteed entry into next summer's tournament.

Arriving in Zimbabwe on Sunday, the Emirates Cricket Twitter account posted a video of traditional dancers awaiting the squad's arrival outside airport arrivals.

The UAE booked their place at the Cricket World Cup Qualifier after success in the World Cricket League Division 2 in Namibia earlier this month.

After opening their Cricket World Cup Qualifier campaign against PNG, the UAE will face the West Indies on March 6 and the Netherlands on March 8 before concluding the group phase against Ireland on March 12.