ICC September 14, 2009

Hong Kong take final U-19 World Cup slot

There were smiles all around the Hong Kong camp at the Maple Leaf North-West Ground despite ending up on the losing side

There were smiles all around the Hong Kong camp at the Maple Leaf North-West Ground despite ending up on the losing side. Hong Kong managed to qualify for the ICC Under-19 World Cup on the basis of a superior net run-rate and in the process managed to edge out Netherlands and Uganda - who were all tied on points before this game - with one qualifying spot at stake. They lost narrowly by one wicket on Friday against USA - a thrilling last-ball finish - but that was enough to see them through to the World Cup finals.

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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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  • Vikram Maingi on September 18, 2009, 6:33 GMT

    Out the six teams that qualified for the U-19 World Cup in NZ, only Ireland and Canada played in 2007 Cricket World Cup. This is a clear indication that the game is gaining popular in different geographical locations.

  • Vikram Maingi on September 18, 2009, 6:33 GMT

    Out the six teams that qualified for the U-19 World Cup in NZ, only Ireland and Canada played in 2007 Cricket World Cup. This is a clear indication that the game is gaining popular in different geographical locations.

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  • Vikram Maingi on September 18, 2009, 6:33 GMT

    Out the six teams that qualified for the U-19 World Cup in NZ, only Ireland and Canada played in 2007 Cricket World Cup. This is a clear indication that the game is gaining popular in different geographical locations.