Cricket Scotland today announced that Scotland will host Hong Kong on Thursday 8th and Saturday 10th September 2016 at The Grange in Edinburgh.

It will be the first time the sides will have met since the 2016 ICC World T20 in India, where Scotland secured their first win on the global stage over their counterparts from Hong Kong.

The fixtures will be official One Day Internationals with the series continuing to be referred to as ‘The Braidwood Cup’.

William Drew Braidwood, the Scot headmaster of the Victoria English School who arrived in Hong Kong in the early 1890s.

In 1894, after initially having to make do with a turfed piece of ground bordering an old cemetery, he selected an area in the northeast corner of Happy Valley for his new cricket club to encourage his students to play the game.

These two fixtures will be One Day Internationals, with important rankings points at stake.

Cricket Scotland CEO Malcolm Cannon said, “It gives me great pleasure to announce our series with Hong Kong. After the first edition of the Braidwood Cup in Hong Kong, we’re delighted to be able to host the next edition of games between our Associate compatriots.

Our games against Hong Kong have always been well contested and we will be looking to put on a good show on and off the field.”

Tickets will be available on the gate on both match days. No advance purchase of tickets will be available. There will be no reserve days for these fixtures.

· 8 September – Scotland v Hong Kong – Grange, Edinburgh (10:45am)

· 10 September – Scotland v Hong Kong – Grange, Edinburgh (10:45am)