People in Kabul celebrate Afghanistan's World-Cup qualification

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Jubilant Afghanistan seek tougher opponents

The Afghanistan Cricket Board chief has hailed his team's achievement of qualifying for the 2015 World Cup and said it was the start of a new journey during which he wanted Afghanistan to be compared with Full Member nations

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Offspinner Karim Sadiq celebrates with team-mates after taking a wicket

Afghanistan v Kenya, WCL Championship, Sharjah

Afghanistan secure World Cup berth

Afghanistan secured their passage to Australia and New Zealand in 2015 by beating Kenya comprehensively for the second time in succession in Sharjah

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Mohammad Nabi took five wickets for 12 runs, his first five-for haul in List A cricket

Afghanistan v Kenya, WCL Championship, Sharjah

Afghanistan on brink of 'national celebration'

Afghanistan need just one more win in the World Cricket League (WCL) Championship to secure a first ever World Cup berth and write another heartwarming chapter in the nation's cricketing story

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Hamid Hassan celebrates the dismissal of Andrew Strauss

Afghanistan v Kenya, WCL, Sharjah

Hassan, Mangal seal eight-wicket win

Hamid Hassan's four-for and Mangal's unbeaten 52 scripted an eight-wicket win for Afghanistan over Kenya in Sharjah

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Kabir Khan, the Afghanistan coach

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Afghanistan look to seal World Cup spot

Afghanistan coach Kabir Khan is looking for a direct qualification for the 2015 World Cup when his team takes on Kenya on Wednesday and Friday in what are must-win matches for them to qualify

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UAE v Namibia, ICC WCL Championship, Sharjah

UAE jump to second place, in hunt for World Cup spot

United Arab Emirates leapfrogged into second place on the World Cricket League Championship table with a resounding win over Namibia, giving themselves a shot at direct qualification into the 2015 World Cup

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Ireland captain William Porterfield holds up the WCL Championship trophy

Ireland v Scotland, WCL Championship, Belfast

Ireland claim WCL Championship with thumping win

Having already ticked off one major box - qualifying for the 2011 World Cup in July - Ireland secured the World Cricket League Championship trophy after beating Scotland convincingly by seven wickets in Stormont

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Tim Murtagh swings over the leg side

Ireland v Scotland, WCL Championship, Belfast

Murtagh's late show dashes Scotland

Three days after a brilliant spell of bowling nearly shocked England in Malahide, Tim Murtagh delivered with the bat to serve a big blow to Scotland's chances of qualifying for the 2015 World Cup.

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Netherlands' Ben Cooper hits down the track

Canada v Netherlands, WCL Championship, King City

Match abandoned after no play possible on reserve day

Persistent rain and wet conditions forced the abandonment of the World Cricket League match between Canada and Netherlands in King City

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Ashish Bagai flicks to the leg side

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Bagai to lead Canada for final WCL matches

Wicketkeeper-batsman Ashish Bagai will lead Canada for their last two matches of the World Cricket League Championships against Netherlands