No Associate status for Vanuatu
The ICC has confirmed that Vanuatu's application for Associate membership will not be put forward at the annual conference in late June. Although they met almost all the criteria, they had not beaten three other Associate sides, as required. It was expected that they would achieve this during the ICC World Cricket League Division Five competition in Jersey last month, but they failed to win a game.
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