The rise of the Associates

Cricket below the international top tier is well structured, with incentives for teams that do well. It's a pity the Test-playing world doesn't take a leaf out of their book

Afghanistan take a lap of honour

ESPNcricinfo staff

Associate report card, Group A, World T20 2014

Nepal, Hong Kong punch above weight

A look at how the Associate teams fared in Group A of the qualifying round of the World T20

Sompal Kami picked up two wickets

A tussle for crumbs

It was a year when Canada and Kenya tripped up while others like Afghanistan, Nepal, Netherlands and UAE made some loud noises

Subash Khakurel scored 54 opening the batting