Associate news February 1, 2014

Netherlands, Kenya and Canada lose ODI status

ESPNcricinfo staff

Netherlands, Kenya and Canada have lost their ODI status after disappointing performances in the ICC World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand. The three teams made way for UAE, Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea, who will join Ireland, Afghanistan and Scotland as the ODI Associate nations for the next four years.

Kenya had finished fifth in the Super Six round of the competition, while Netherlands and Canada failed to make it past the group stage. Netherlands have been an ODI nation since 2006, while Kenya's status goes back to 1996.

"It is sad for Kenya cricket but there is nothing we can do about the situation," Cricket Kenya said. "We have to wait for the team to come back on Sunday before deciding the way forward."

Cricket Canada president Ravin Moorthy said they hadn't yet "heard definitively from ICC what the plan will be for the top 10 Associates/Affiliates other than the four that have gone on to the World Cup.

"No doubt our funding will take a hit, as well as a reduced playing program that will hamper our ability to continue to have a full-time men's team. In terms of development, we still believe strongly in our programs and have been rewarded by further ICC investment in our grass-roots programs that will continue to deliver strong growth numbers in our sport in Canada. We are also buoyed by the fact that Canada continues to be an important commerical market for cricket and we will continue to expand that marketplace while we get our high performance program back on track."

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  • Zoeb on February 6, 2014, 5:26 GMT

    Let's move on. Those who lost ODI status, try again. Meantime do not blame ICC. Tournament rules were set well in advance. There's nothing wrong in new teams taking over from the old ones. Kenya Cricket adminstrators are yet to make any statement on the very poor state of the game.

  • kavin on February 4, 2014, 3:44 GMT

    hello MR RAVIN MOORTY. i see no shame from any selector or president vice president of cricket canada. i thing none of you never learn or have a heart of STEPPING DOWN from your positions. The problem for canadian cricket from last 5 years is the same problem of KENYA and please read Steve tikklo interview care fully this is exactly what you did and the previous board and canada is out of ODIs how sad that is. My recommendations to the board RESIGN and RESIGN as soon as possible.

  • Hussein on February 2, 2014, 16:24 GMT

    Can the ICC in the interest of cricket extend one day status to all the teams taking part in the intercontinental cup this will be fair as when they play all the teams would be accorded the status in the same way please do look into it and also instead of four day game make it five day and give the games unofficial test status.If the respective boards can also lobby this.Please ICC LOOK INTO IT

  • Muhammad on February 2, 2014, 15:14 GMT

    they lost their ODI status because ICC doesnt give them enough ODIs to play againt full member teams...and now with Greedy 3's proposal in line for approval, things will get worse for these associates.

  • Android on February 2, 2014, 7:48 GMT

    i'm an indian,can anyone tell me that what is the eligibility to play domestic cricket in country's like canada,usa,nepal etc.

  • globalising on February 1, 2014, 23:26 GMT

    well 3 teams lose ODI status and 3 gain it. The best way the ICC can handle it is by WCL as by giving ODI status to top 2 Div two teams who play along top 6 associates in WCL as they last time played in Which UAE n NAMIBIA played in world cricket league and also intercontinental cup. Ireland n Afghanistan qualified through WCL only.So The Div two teams participating in WCL shud also get ODI status as they play with top 6 with ODI status WCL. So by this Kenya canada and netherlands can hv another chance to bounce back n add up to the ODI status associates.

  • Dummy4 on February 1, 2014, 21:03 GMT

    I have a Better Idea: Why not Boards of Big Cricket playing Nations like India, South Africa, Australia, West Indies, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, England, Pakistan allows the neighboring cricketing Emerging countries to play in their Domestic Structure.. for e.g India may allow Nepal, Hong kong in their domestic structure like WICB allows Ireland & Canadato play in their tournaments. Pakistan may help UAE, AFG. South Africa will help cricket in African Nations. BCCI have to understand and work on these things.

  • malik on February 1, 2014, 19:06 GMT

    Netherland lose one match to Kenya so cannot make Super Six and are relegated. It does not make sense

  • Android on February 1, 2014, 14:36 GMT

    feel very sorry for Kenya CNT believ its a team that reached world cup semi final also sorry for Netherland love Peter borren

  • Daniel on February 1, 2014, 13:13 GMT

    Kenya hadn't played their best cricket for a long time, so I'm not too disappointed to see someone else get a go there. It's a travesty to see the Netherlands in this position though. In the previous qualifying tournament they just missed out. For the last 4 years they've played to a high standard. In this tournament they were without their best player, they had a bad couple of days and lost 2 games only, and are relegated! I really, really feel for them, because although it is sport, it does not feel just.

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