The Cup competition includes the top six Associate nations as well as a Zimbabwe XI while the Shield is competed for by the four High Performance Programme Members — Bermuda, Namibia, UAE and Uganda.
The next round of Cup matches pit Afghanistan against reigning champions Ireland and Kenya against Scotland in late January.
ICC Intercontinental Cup fixtures 2009-10:
23-26 Jan — Afghanistan v Ireland, Sri Lanka
25-28 Jan — Kenya v Scotland, Kenya
17-20 Feb — Afghanistan v Canada, UAE
10-13 Jun — Netherlands v Scotland, Netherlands
11-14 Aug — Scotland v Afghanistan, Scotland
11-14 Aug — Ireland v Netherlands, Ireland
21-24 Aug — Canada v Zimbabwe XI, Canada
1-4 Sep — Canada v Ireland, Canada
1-4 Sep — Netherlands v Zimbabwe XI, Netherlands
2-5 Oct — Kenya v Afghanistan, Kenya
6-9 Oct — Zimbabwe XI v Ireland, Africa
13-16 Oct — Zimbabwe XI v Scotland, Africa.
25-29 Nov — FINAL (five days), UAE