Scotland were no closer last night to learning whether a bid to host the Twenty20 World Championships in 2013 has been successful.
However, the national team were given a huge incentive to qualify for the pilot version of the event next year.
The ICC announced that 12 teams would feature in its nine-day experiment in South Africa in September 2007. Scotland, currently ranked 12th, should be in pole position to qualify along with the ten Test nations and Kenya. "We will find out more details tomorrow, but if there are 12 teams it could be a fantastic opportunity," said Cricket Scotland chief executive Roddy Smith.
The ICC awarded the 2009 Twenty20 showpiece to England and said it would not make any decisions on subsequent events until it could monitor the success of the concept three years down the line.
Smith made a presentation in Dubai in March to lobby for an event that if staged in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen could bring £6million into the economy. He denied England's 2009 coup was likely - due to continental rotation - to scupper the Scots' bid.
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