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The painfully small margins in Associate cricket

Nepal has gained ODI status for the first time winning absolute nail-biters, but the teams that lost by such small margins also deserve a shot at more funding and better recognition

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Cricket Canada announces ICC-approved T20 league

The proposed T20 league will have no cap on the number of overseas players in a starting XI and one of the six teams will be made entirely of West Indian overseas players

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Canada defend 247 to claim third place

Canada's top-scorer Navneet Dhaliwal took out Namibia's top-scorer Louis van der Westhuizen and a chase that seemed possible at 131 for 3 simply fell away

'Can't believe we won' (2:22)
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30dPeter Della Penna in Windhoek

The Cardiac Kids from Nepal

Nepal have been the specialists of heart-stopping finishes in the WCL Division Two and their victory to seal a place in the World Cup Qualifier was a perfect example

'It's all come down to hard work' - Paras Khadka (1:29)
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32dPeter Della Penna in Windhoek

Nepal's 'miracle' takes them into World Cup Qualifiers

With one wicket in hand, Nepal needed eight off the final over. The first four balls were dots, but Karan KC's six off the fifth ball propelled them to an improbable win against Canada

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34dThe Report by Peter Della Penna in Windhoek

Naveed, Haider end Oman's World Cup dreams

Defending a middling total of 159, UAE bowlers Mohammad Naveed and Imran Haider took three wickets each to complete a 46-run victory

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Williams, Erasmus fifties hand Canada first loss

Gerhard Erasmus followed up his final-over heroics from a day earlier to partner Craig Williams for a 95-run sixth-wicket stand that set up Namibia's 17-run win

'Guys have been playing brilliantly' - Nitish Kumar (1:03)
'Net run-rate plays a huge part in this tournament' - Kumar (1:38)
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38dPeter Della Penna in Windhoek

WCL Division Two: a step closer to the 2019 World Cup

Following Division Five in Jersey, teams have had to navigate through Division Four in Los Angeles and Division Three in Uganda. Now, another hurdle in Namibia in their bid for a World-Cup spot

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Faisal Jamkhandi reaps the rewards of Indian winters

For the past four years, the Canada Under-19 fast bowler has travelled halfway around the world to escape Ontario's snowstorms and find decent cricket weather and top-quality coaching. All of that is now starting to pay off

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How the WCL affects places for World Cup 2019

Netherlands, the champions, have gained entry into the newly-proposed ODI league. They also join Hong Kong, Scotland and Papua New Guinea to play the qualifying tournament of the 2019 World Cup

'Happy to perform in my debut match' - Roy Silva (2:00)
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186dPeter Della Penna at King City

Canada survive Kenjige hat-trick to level series at 1-1

Losing four wickets in four balls could not shake Canada's confidence as they defeated USA by five wickets thanks to an unbroken 92-run stand between Saad Bin Zafar and Dhanuka Pathirana