World Cricket League January 31, 2009

Afghanistan and Uganda through to World Cup Qualifiers

Afghanistan booked their place in April's qualifying tournament for the 2011 World Cup on Saturday when they defeated the Cayman Islands by 82 runs to finish top of the World Cricket League Division 3

Afghanistan booked their place in April's qualifying tournament for the 2011 World Cup on Saturday when they defeated the Cayman Islands by 82 runs to finish top of the World Cricket League Division 3. Uganda beat Argentina by 99 runs to secure the second place in the qualifying round to take place in South Africa. Papua New Guinea, who also finished with eight points, missed out on qualifying on Net Run Rate.

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Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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  • Nail on February 1, 2009, 18:15 GMT

    Congratulations to the Afghan Team and watch out everybody, with proper structure and financial support Afghanistan will be a team to reckon with in the future as they have all the talent and desire to win games. Nail,US, www.vikingscricket.org

  • Sohrab on February 1, 2009, 13:58 GMT

    Extremely happy for Afghanistan. Hard work and commitment is making a dream, a reality.

  • Bob Gainford on February 1, 2009, 9:29 GMT

    I love it !!! Afghanistan winning WCL 3 in BA. I hope you get to the World Cup.

  • Noor Ullah on February 1, 2009, 8:17 GMT

    Thanks Allah,for giving us the victory.i cant explain my feelings in words.oh dear what joy,this is unbelieveable,keep it up guys,i want afghan flag in world cup 2011,we belive you can do it.thanks pakistan cricket academy in lahore for arranging a camp for players and for the support that your country is providing us. Afghanistan Zinda Abad Noor Ullah Shaoxing China

  • Ron -- London on February 1, 2009, 0:34 GMT

    Great job Afghanistan and Uganda! Your victories are very important to the sport of cricket, as it looks to spread beyond it's traditional nine-country commonwealth base. Hopefully you guys will make some noise in the April tournament, and hopefully even make it to 2011.

  • Nail on February 1, 2009, 18:15 GMT

    Congratulations to the Afghan Team and watch out everybody, with proper structure and financial support Afghanistan will be a team to reckon with in the future as they have all the talent and desire to win games. Nail,US, www.vikingscricket.org

  • Sohrab on February 1, 2009, 13:58 GMT

    Extremely happy for Afghanistan. Hard work and commitment is making a dream, a reality.

  • Bob Gainford on February 1, 2009, 9:29 GMT

    I love it !!! Afghanistan winning WCL 3 in BA. I hope you get to the World Cup.

  • Noor Ullah on February 1, 2009, 8:17 GMT

    Thanks Allah,for giving us the victory.i cant explain my feelings in words.oh dear what joy,this is unbelieveable,keep it up guys,i want afghan flag in world cup 2011,we belive you can do it.thanks pakistan cricket academy in lahore for arranging a camp for players and for the support that your country is providing us. Afghanistan Zinda Abad Noor Ullah Shaoxing China

  • Ron -- London on February 1, 2009, 0:34 GMT

    Great job Afghanistan and Uganda! Your victories are very important to the sport of cricket, as it looks to spread beyond it's traditional nine-country commonwealth base. Hopefully you guys will make some noise in the April tournament, and hopefully even make it to 2011.

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  • Ron -- London on February 1, 2009, 0:34 GMT

    Great job Afghanistan and Uganda! Your victories are very important to the sport of cricket, as it looks to spread beyond it's traditional nine-country commonwealth base. Hopefully you guys will make some noise in the April tournament, and hopefully even make it to 2011.

  • Noor Ullah on February 1, 2009, 8:17 GMT

    Thanks Allah,for giving us the victory.i cant explain my feelings in words.oh dear what joy,this is unbelieveable,keep it up guys,i want afghan flag in world cup 2011,we belive you can do it.thanks pakistan cricket academy in lahore for arranging a camp for players and for the support that your country is providing us. Afghanistan Zinda Abad Noor Ullah Shaoxing China

  • Bob Gainford on February 1, 2009, 9:29 GMT

    I love it !!! Afghanistan winning WCL 3 in BA. I hope you get to the World Cup.

  • Sohrab on February 1, 2009, 13:58 GMT

    Extremely happy for Afghanistan. Hard work and commitment is making a dream, a reality.

  • Nail on February 1, 2009, 18:15 GMT

    Congratulations to the Afghan Team and watch out everybody, with proper structure and financial support Afghanistan will be a team to reckon with in the future as they have all the talent and desire to win games. Nail,US, www.vikingscricket.org