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Four takeaways from the World Cup Qualifiers

As one of the most competitive ICC tournaments in recent times comes to a close, we take a look at four big talking points from the World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe

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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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Big-bang Babar quietly takes Hong Kong forward

The Hong Kong captain was always a hard hitter of the ball, but now he has extended that aggression to the rest of his game, and infected his team-mates

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Ehsan Khan's action passed legal

The Hong Kong offspinner's bowling action was reported by the match officials following his side's game against Afghanistan last week

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Zimbabwe make it three wins in three

Despite stalling late in their innings, Zimbabwe put up a total that proved to be well out of Hong Kong's reach

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132dLiam Brickhill in Bulawayo

Tom Sole sinks Hong Kong with 4 for 15

The offspinner restricted Hong Kong to just 91, and then the Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer led his side to their second win in two matches

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Why is the ICC not streaming the World Cup qualifier?

Given the presence of four Full Members and the high-stakes nature of the tournament, good viewership figures can be expected, but bringing it to that audience might not yet be a cost-effective undertaking

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135dLiam Brickhill

Test-nation gravitas spices up World Cup Qualifier

This tournament will ask existential questions of almost every team: what would it mean for West Indies, winners of the inaugural World Cup in England more than 40 years ago, to miss out?

Peter Della Penna
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What is the World Cup Qualifier?

The tournament begins in Zimbabwe on Sunday and will continue across Harare, Bulawayo and Kwekwe until March 25. Here is everything you need to know about it

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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

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229dThe Preview by Peter Della Penna in Abu Dhabi

Afghanistan, Ireland prepare for Associate swansong

With the final round of matches in the Intercontinental Cup set to kick off on November 29, it will be the last time these two new Test teams will feature in Associate cricket's most important multi-day tournament