Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Monday congratulated Scotland and the Netherlands for winning the ICC World Twenty20 2015 Qualifier after the final was rained off.
Under the regulations of the tournament, in the event of a no-result in the final, the title is shared.
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson, who attended the event, said: "I would like to congratulate both teams on winning the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier. It was a shame that the weather prevented us from completing the tournament as planned but it's fair to say that they were the two form teams and both deserved to win."
In addition to those two sides, Ireland, Hong Kong, Afghanistan and Oman have qualified to take part in next year's ICC World Twenty20 in India.
"First and foremost this was a qualification tournament so I would also like to congratulate all the teams that will be travelling to India. It was a tremendously competitive tournament with very little separating the teams. In the group stage, no one side dominated and none was unbeaten. In the end, Ireland and Scotland topped the two groups but, in fact, it could have been any one of three or four teams," said Richardson.