Bermuda lose ODI status
We now know who will play in the Super Eights after the conclusion of the first round in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers.
Afghanistan, UAE and Namibia are the three sides who join the existing ODI countries in the battle for four World Cup places and six ODI status slots.
Bermuda, who have underperformed consistently over the last four year, are eliminated from the competition and will head back to the relative backwater of being an ordinary Associate.
Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa