Thailand's women cricketers will participate in a qualifying competition in Dublin from July 23-31 when a top-three finish will seal a place at next year's Women's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
Captained by Sornnarin Tippoch, Thailand are placed alongside Pakistan, the Netherlands and Zimbabwe in Group A while Group B comprises Sri Lanka, Ireland, Canada and Japan.
The Pakistani women, who recently beat England, are among the pre-tournament favourites but Thailand, playing on their biggest international stage far away from home, will fancy their chances after having snared the ACC Women's Twenty20 Championship held in Chiang Mai in January when they trumped China in the final.
Hosts Ireland take on Japan in the opening qualifier on July 23, followed by the Netherlands against Zimbabwe, and Sri Lanka against Canada. The Thais open their campaign on the same day against Pakistan, after which they play the Dutch on July 25, and Zimbabwe two days later.
The top two teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals on July 29 when the top team in one group plays the side finishing second in the other group with the winners going to the final and the losing semi-finalists playing for third place.
The final and the match for third place is on July 31, with the top three teams going on to the 10-nation Women's World Twenty20 next year in Bangladesh.
Sornnarin Tippoch (captain), Nattaya Boochatham (vice-captain), Nanthanit Khoncan, Pundarika Prathanmitr (wicket-keeper), Ratanaporn Padunglerd, Nattakan Chantham, Chanida Sutthiruang, Sainnamin Saenya, Phira-On Khamla, Naruemol Chaiwai, Rattana Sangsoma, Premwadee Doungsin, Sirintra Saengsakaorat