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2dPeter Della Penna

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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3dThe Report by Liam Brickhill in Bulawayo

Cross, Macleod lead Scotland to thumping win

The second-wicket pair added 161 to propel Scotland to 322 for 6, their fourth-highest ODI total, which ended up proving well beyond UAE's reach

Peter Della Penna
10dESPNcricinfo staff

Mustafa, Suri power UAE past Netherlands

UAE retained their third spot in Group A, behind Ireland and West Indies, while Netherlands are fifth after two successive defeats

We were a bit naive with our plans - UAE coach (0:41)
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13dESPNcricinfo staff

Gayle's six-laden 123 razes UAE

Shimron Hetmyer played the perfect partner, allowing UAE no respite once Gayle departed to complete a blistering century of his own

15dNagraj Gollapudi

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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16dLiam 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
16dESPNcricinfo staff

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

All you need to know about the World Cup Qualifiers (1:41)
Delighted to get across the finish line - Dougie Brown (2:13)
We showed a lot of character - Khadka (1:58)
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31dPeter 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

Peter Della Penna
33dPeter Della Penna in Windhoek

The agony and ecstasy of World Cricket League

Two moments in the field - a run out in the match between UAE and Oman, and a fumble in the game between Kenya and Nepal - summed up the contrasting emotions in the tournament

Everybody here is playing for their career - Brown (2:02)
Peter Della Penna
34dPeter Della Penna

Coach Brown wants UAE's focus on '600 events' a game

The UAE coach also thinks the Associates have a chance of tripping up the Full Members at the upcoming World Cup Qualifier, given "we know what pressure is on the back of qualification or non-qualification"

'Qualification for World Cup will be the perfect legacy to leave' (2:49)
Every team deserves their day in the sun - Dougie Brown (2:41)

2018 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier (ICC Trophy)

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