The United Arab Emirates is hosting 16 of the world's second-tier cricket sides as the team attempts to qualify for the Twenty20 World Cup. 

Most teams are made up of semi-professional cricketers, but six lesser-established countries have a chance to join the likes of India and Australia in Bangladesh next year. 

The contest is also a chance for the US and Canada to revive cricket's oldest rivalry.

Al Jazeera's Richard Parr reports from Abu Dhabi.

Source: Al Jazeera