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December 21, 2008
Despite his side's poor year, on and off the field, Bermuda's coach Gus Logie is nevertheless encouraged by the proposed groupings for next year's World Cup qualifiers and remains optimistic that Bermuda can qualify for the 2011 tournament.
Bermuda made their debut in the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean and are alongside top Kenya, Netherlands, Denmark, and the UAE for next April's qualifiers.
"We feel comfortable being in the group that we are in," Logie told the Royal Gazette
The top four countries advance to the 2011 World Cup while the top six are each awarded full ODI status.
"We haven't discussed the World Cup qualifying groupings as a team. But I am certain that our players will feel comfortable as well in the knowledge that we have already beaten some of those teams in our group.
"And I think that if we can play to our full potential we can beat them again."
Bermuda were roundly thrashed in last year's World Cup, beaten comprehensively by Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka. 2008 has been a difficult year, too, with allegations of drug misuse and they finished bottom of the ICC Intercontinental Cup which was won by Ireland.
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