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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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Nepal claim ODI status for the first time

Dipendra Singh Airee was front and centre on this historic occasion, claiming 4 for 15 to knock the opposition over for 114 and then leading the chase with a 58-ball half-century

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Holder and Brathwaite ward off PNG threat

For a few moments, West Indies looked in danger of losing to Papua New Guinea, chasing a target of 201. But their captain Jason Holder took charge to lead the team across the line

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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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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?

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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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McSweeney 156, Ralston 7 for 15 bulldoze PNG

Half-centuries from captain Jason Sangha and Param Uppal contributed to Australia's all-round effort, handing PNG a mammoth 311-run drubbing in Lincoln

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PNG crash to 95 all out in heavy defeat

Papua New Guinea threw away a solid start by losing all of their wickets for only 54 runs as their Under-19 World campaign began with a 10-wicket drubbing at the hands of Zimbabwe in Lincoln

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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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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

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MacLeod, seamers lead Scotland to six-wicket win

Safyaan Sharif and Alasdair Evans shared seven wickets between them to bowl Papua New Guinea out for 147, and Calum MacLeod's unbeaten 60 helped Scotland easily finish the chase

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Coetzer, Watt seal Scotland's 2-0 sweep

Papua New Guinea's batting underwhelmed again as they conceded the ODI series 2-0 to Scotland with a six-wicket defeat in Dubai

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