Scotland open the inaugural Desert T20 Challenge with a 24-run victory over Hong Kong in Abu Dhabi.
Ireland and Scotland must secure a top-four place in the 10-team Women's World Cup Qualifier to make the 2017 tournament.
Kyle Coetzer is promoted from vice-captain to succeed the retired Preston Mommsen as Scotland captain for the Desert T20.
Jersey will host Scotland, Ireland and Denmark next summer in the European qualifier for the 2018 Under-19 World Cup.
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