ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2011-12

Race for World Twenty20 spots begins

Peter Della Penna

March 12, 2012

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Paul Stirling celebrates his 94-ball ton, Ireland v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Belfast, May 30, 2011
Ireland's Paul Stirling will be one of the star players to watch out for © Associated Press
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Tuesday marks the first day of what is anticipated to be a grueling 12-day ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament in the UAE where 16 Associate and Affiliate teams will be vying for two open spots at the main event in Sri Lanka this September. Rest assured that whoever does make it through will have definitely earned it.

The 16 teams are split into two groups of eight and will play seven round-robin group matches in eight days to start off the event. The top three teams in each group will qualify for the knockout phase. The group winners face off against each other in the first qualifying final with the winner going to Sri Lanka and the loser getting a second crack at clinching a berth once the rest of the knockout phase unfolds.

The second and third place teams in each group face the possibility of playing four matches in three days during the knockout phase, meaning they may wind up playing 11 matches over 12 days in 30 degree Celsius conditions during the tournament, in order to claim one of the two available places alongside the ten Full Members at the 2012 ICC World Twenty20.

The team that successfully runs the gauntlet in the UAE will have the privilege of facing off against Australia and the West Indies in Sri Lanka. The runner-up at the qualifier gets to take on India, as well as reigning World Twenty20 champion England. Here's a run-down of what to expect over the course of the 72-game event spread across grounds in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

The favorites

Afghanistan enters the event as the defending champion from the qualifier in 2010 and it would take a solid effort from the other seven teams in Group A to keep them out of the top spot in round-robin play. Allrounder Mohammad Nabi took the most wickets at the Asian Twenty20 Cup in December and Mohammad Shahzad drew plaudits with his twin half-centuries in a three-day match in January playing for the ICC Combined Associate and Affiliate XI against England.

Netherlands should be confident of finishing in the top three as well with South Australia batsman Tom Cooper providing a lift. The squad is also bolstered by the addition of New South Welshman Timm van der Gugten, one of the few bright spots for the Dutch side at the Caribbean T20 when he took 5 for 21 against Sussex.

Group B frontrunners Ireland have two youngsters leading the way in Paul Stirling and George Dockrell. While Kevin O'Brien has been somewhat quiet in an Ireland shirt since his World Cup ambush of England, Stirling enters the tournament as the star. Two of his last four innings have been a 65 not out in a T20 against Kenya and 110 not out in a South Africa tour match against an Eastern Province Invitation XI. Ireland's recent strategy in the field shows how much faith they have in the spinner Dockrell, 19, with the captain William Porterfield tossing him the ball to open the bowling and choke runs from the start.

Namibia has the best chance of any of the non-ODI nations to finish in the top three in their group. Allrounder Louis van der Westhuizen, 23, has been haunting Kenyan bowlers in particular over the last nine months. He hit 159 not out off 70 balls against them in July, then followed that up in November with 145 off 50 balls, reaching his century in just 35 deliveries. He's consistently one of Namibia's leading wicket-takers as well.

The battle for the last playoff spots


Geraint Jones will join the Papua New Guinea T20 team, Port Moresby, February 24, 2012
Geraint Jones takes guard for Papua New Guinea © Getty Images
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The third spot in Group A could wind up being a dogfight between Canada, Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea. Canada will need a big contribution from the new captain Rizwan Cheema, who exploded onto the international scene in October 2008 with quick-fire innings of 89 and 61 in back-to-back ODIs against the West Indies as well as 68 in a T20 versus Sri Lanka, but the big hitter hasn't found the middle of the bat as much recently, failing to reach 50 in his last 24 innings in ODIs and T20s for Canada.

Geraint Jones gets a second life in international cricket with Papua New Guinea after his 34-Test career with England ended in the 2006-07 Ashes. Jones qualifies to play for PNG because he was born there and will provide experience to blend with the scrappy tenacity and never-say-die spirit typically associated with the Barramundis.

Hong Kong is the youngest squad in the tournament with an average age of 22.61, which isn't such a bad thing considering the three youngest squads at the same event in 2010 - Afghanistan, Netherlands and Ireland - all advanced to the Super Fours. Even with all the fresh blood, Hong Kong still has room for Munir Dar, 39. A cagey veteran, Dar hit 11 sixes at the Asian Twenty20 Cup in December, and will bowl his full quota of left-arm orthodox spin.

Kenya is the most vulnerable of the six ODI nations in this tournament of not reaching the knockout stage as they continue to rebuild following a sorry World Cup campaign last year. Scotland should finish in the top three in Group B, but their confidence may have been dented by back-to-back losses last week to the UAE in the World Cricket League Championship.

That might leave the door ajar for Italy or USA to sneak their way into the top three in Group B. Both sides have match winners in their ranks, with former Australian international Michael Di Venuto and Peter Petricola doing the lion's share of the work for the Italians while USA captain Sushil Nadkarni, a former India U-19 player, is capable of devastating the opposition at the top of the order.

Nepal, Denmark and Bermuda are the three teams most likely to be fighting to stay out of the cellar in Group A. As for Group B, Oman and Uganda might spring an upset or two but their overall chances of progressing into the knockout stage are slim.

Missing in action

While the pre-tournament buildup has garnered extra attention for the inclusion of Jones and Di Venuto in their respective squads, just as noteworthy are the key players not taking part. Irish wicketkeeper Niall O'Brien was left out of his country's squad after electing to skip their winter tour to the African continent in favor of a chance to play in the Bangladesh Premier League.

Ryan ten Doeschate ditched the Netherlands for a payday at the MiWAY Twenty20 domestic tournament in South Africa while the Afghanistan fast bowler Hamid Hassan hasn't played since injuring his knee trying to stop a boundary while playing for the ICC Combined Associates and Affiliates XI against England.

Peter Della Penna is a journalist based in New Jersey

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Posted by   on (March 15, 2012, 5:11 GMT)

I totally disagree with the writer. Nepal will definitely make a position in the knockout as it is playing wonderful cricket in the UAE. I hope, Nepal will be qualified in the T 20 World Cup this time in Sri lanka.

Posted by Anantas11 on (March 15, 2012, 3:40 GMT)

Dear Peter, I think you have already had enough comment in your article about Nepal. It shows the passion about cricket in Nepal & the support for the Team.We are that most passionate cricket lover in world outside the Test Playing nation & with this energy Nepalese Player will lift the trophy of this tournament...

Posted by   on (March 14, 2012, 18:26 GMT)

Dear Peter ,, I wish you would write match report between Nepal vs PNG ,,I will not surprise Nepal gone through final ,, they really deserve ,,, go Nepal go Nepal ,,

Posted by   on (March 14, 2012, 14:04 GMT)

Dear Peter, what you said about Nepal was hilarious, to say the least. We shall see what you have to write about Nepal after the tournament. Please think (and use the Google) before writing!!!!

Posted by   on (March 14, 2012, 13:15 GMT)

How can natives from Hongkong, Denmark, possibly could support their team???? ICC should seriously look upon this matter....Go NEPAL..

Posted by   on (March 14, 2012, 13:12 GMT)

with LP van der Westhuizen and other talented players i guess Namibia is going to make it to the t20 world cup 2012

Posted by Mridul_Nepal on (March 14, 2012, 13:04 GMT)

You expect cricinfo to put up a researched and fair article. I am disappointed by the way NEPAL has been left out from consideration. With two wins on the trot, the prospect of qualifying for the next round looks great. My Nepal My Pride !!!

Posted by Bisauni on (March 14, 2012, 12:57 GMT)

"Nepal, ... and ... are the three teams most likely to be fighting to stay out of the cellar" @Peter Della Penna, I think you are still there looking at points table and Nepals performance - 30 runs win against Hongkong (your younger guts) and huge 9 wicket win over Denmark (same ranked nation according to your analysis). And still more to follow... Nepal has high chance to qualify for super six. Need to play well with Canada and PNG. Go Gorkhali Go.

Posted by Adeel9 on (March 14, 2012, 12:39 GMT)

G' Luck fellas! Affiliates and associate nations should get more limelight

Posted by   on (March 14, 2012, 12:38 GMT)

very very poor article on the basis of analysis... some more research is needed before posting the article. The team Nepal(only team with 100% native player) has already prove it that they could be the potential winner of this tournament after securing the comprensive victory over Hongkong and Denmark

Posted by   on (March 14, 2012, 11:26 GMT)

A convincing win over Hong Kong, a nation that the writer ranks above Nepal , has proven him wrong once .And this is just the start. I believe Nepal will make a mockery of his views in the forthcoming matches.

Posted by   on (March 14, 2012, 10:59 GMT)

Mr.Peter Della Penna Before writing a column please gather the information about the teams you are writting about..Nepal is not fighting to stay out of the cellar in Group A but rather is at the celling of the Group A. Probably you will see it fighting for the two T20 world cup spot

Posted by   on (March 14, 2012, 10:43 GMT)

Nepal is the most underrated team here. Has the writer not known about a SAARC T20 game of Nepal against India recently? I think he should check it out. I bet all of Nepali team members are the native Nepali citizens and most of them have never played elsewhere. I think Nepal will qualify in the top 3 of group A.

Posted by   on (March 14, 2012, 9:28 GMT)

Writer has seriously underestimated Nepal...But our players under inspirational Captain Parash Khadka will surely shut others mouth.We answered them with our win over Hongkong and only task remaining is to put a full stop with qualifying for t20 world cup. Best of luck of NEPAL.......

Posted by OttawaRocks on (March 14, 2012, 9:27 GMT)

Fellow cricket fans: you have the wrong impression of Canada. Although Canada used to have virtual immigrants playing for them, in recent years, this has completely changed. Several players now were born in Canada and/or went through a long process of naturalization (say after moving here when they were 2) such as H. Patel, Gunasekara, Nitish Kumar, Surkari etc. To call them anything but Canadian would not be recognizing who they are in heart and soul - Canadians first. Much like myself - regardless of my ancestry, I will always be Canadian first.

Posted by   on (March 13, 2012, 20:13 GMT)

Rajiv, why do not you ask Olympic Committee in England to include only top teams in the Olympic game?I do not know how many Gold England or India won in last edition, but I am sure they will not be playing most of the games.

Posted by   on (March 13, 2012, 20:01 GMT)

All the best for every team fighting for the place in the T20 World Cup. Specially, I want to wish the Nepalese all the very best. You need to prove what Nepalese are capable of and make the analyzers think about Nepal as a favorite team in any kind of tournament.

Posted by   on (March 13, 2012, 17:03 GMT)

Come ON NEPAL!!!!! you have support from all around the world this is Sushant from U.S

Posted by   on (March 13, 2012, 15:54 GMT)

nepal is gone go to final.......

Posted by   on (March 13, 2012, 15:32 GMT)

didn;t like the way the writer counted out nepal, just watch and see my friend, nepal will finish third in group a

Posted by Bisauni on (March 13, 2012, 15:26 GMT)

Regarding local and foreign players, there should be some criteria for intnl players to play for other countries. Otherwise it will be like club game then international. Most top associates Afghanistan, Netherlands, USA, Canada... have most players from other countries (Pakistan, India, Srilanka). ICC should take some steps to resolve these issues.

Posted by Gizza on (March 13, 2012, 13:16 GMT)

@Rajiv, you have to become a citizen of your new country and that will often take 3-4 years at least of living there. And most subcontinental migrants to these countries do go to play cricket. They are typically normal migrants looking for work in IT, business or whatever but they have some talent and enough to play cricket for their adopted country. Most of the Canadian team have Canadian accents. Their English is probably a lot better than their Hindi or Urdu. You can tell many of them were born in Canada or came as 5 year old kids. But yes, I still prefer the teams which don't rely on 1st-2nd generation migrants to do well. Also, I disagree with your elitist attitude. It is not that hard to upset in Twenty20 anyway so the more teams there are the better it is for the game. Increasing cricket's global popularity should be the ICC's second most important goal (first should be keeping it clean of match fixing and drugs).

Posted by   on (March 13, 2012, 12:53 GMT)

Rajiv, I dont know what Point your state player point is trying to prove, you don't need to look far about things like those, look at your own country England! How would bopara feel competing for his position with an Irish player Morgan? India's situation is their own issues, south Africa have excess top class fast bowlers who can't break into the team, so they should kick other teams out to make space for these players? I think you trying to say your club team would beat hong kong can be defined as fluke, Afghanistan beating every county 'b' side in England cannot be a fluke! If they can do that, I think your club team isn't even close to a competition for them!

Posted by Bisauni on (March 13, 2012, 11:53 GMT)

@Peter shocking na. Are u watching Hong Kong being knocked down by Nepali bowlers. :)

Posted by Realhotshady on (March 13, 2012, 11:42 GMT)

Group A : Afghanistan, Netherlands, Nepal Group B: Namibia, Ireland, USA/Italy These teams will make it to the next round but bear in mind that most of the teams have players from test playing nations playing for their country but in case of Nepal, its the sheer talent of the local players that will take them through to the next round. If only local player would have been allowed to play, Nepal could make it to the T20 world cup.

Posted by   on (March 13, 2012, 10:10 GMT)

NEPAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Observer2 on (March 13, 2012, 8:34 GMT)

A real pity that this excellent ICC tournament will not be graced by H K 's best player.Truly a world class youngster and he would have unnerved the favourites with bat and ball and in the field. An awesome talent.

Posted by   on (March 13, 2012, 7:33 GMT)

All teams are strong!!! I think Afghanistan and Ireland are the favorites but countries like Nepal may surprise and make the path clear to the Lankan Island. Gud luck Nepal!!!

Posted by   on (March 13, 2012, 6:17 GMT)

I believe Nepal can do really really well if the Nepalese players out bursted with their full potentialities.proud to be a Nepali.jay Nepal.

Posted by Anantas11 on (March 13, 2012, 3:38 GMT)

Nepal is dark horse & the most discipline side in the tournament.I back the way they play cricket & will surprise everyone to reach Knock out phase!!

Posted by   on (March 13, 2012, 3:25 GMT)

Good luck to these teams. They get limited chances to showcase their talent at the international stage. Too bad only 2 of them will progress to the main event. Pathetic scheduling by ICC. Hope to see some good matches nonetheless. Good luck to all. My guess is the top 4 will be Afghanistan, Ireland, Scotland, and Netherlands. Nepal and Canada may spring a surprise.

Posted by   on (March 13, 2012, 1:15 GMT)

Good Luck to team Nepal, its time to show your talent :)

Posted by playitstraight on (March 13, 2012, 0:27 GMT)

It would be cool to see USA in the world twenty20, since it would attract more fans in the USA and people will actually take interest in cricket and find out what a great sport it is.

Posted by ausfor4 on (March 12, 2012, 23:46 GMT)

What a great moment for cricket! Just shows how rich and diverse the game has become globally. For 12 days, lets forget about scandals, bribery, sponsorships, retirements, and rotation policies of full members and enjoy the pure joy of these teams representing their countries. Cricket at it's best!

Posted by yorkslanka on (March 12, 2012, 22:56 GMT)

Personally I think it will be Afghanistan and Ireland that will qualify..Ireland have shown they can keep up with the big boys in a few world cups now...

Posted by punj33 on (March 12, 2012, 22:32 GMT)

We've defeated good teams in ACC qualifier. And given our strong bowling unit, I back Nepal to reach the knockout stage. Afghanistan and Netherlands may take 1st or 2nd position. But 3rd position is always open. Go Nepal go.

Posted by Mwagusi on (March 12, 2012, 21:08 GMT)

@ Rajiv Radhakrishan. Also, in relation to your comment about the 'state player in India'. Fernando Torres has just recently been dropped from the Spanish football squad. He is a top player from the top football nation. He would clearly walk into most national sides, as would your 'state player'. But the point is they don't. Every nation is a different quality. India would never beat Brazil at football. But that doesn't stop them from having a football team of Indian citizens, representing their country. I could go on and on pointing out why your views are so wrong.. but I'll save it and I hope you get the point.

Posted by Mwagusi on (March 12, 2012, 20:59 GMT)

@ Rajiv Radhakrishnan. Your thinking is extremely narrow minded and elitist. In every other sport that is played around the world, all teams have a chance to qualify for World Cups and compete at the highest level. For example: in rugby, New Zealand are the stand out team. They would and do put lesser teams to the sword in competitions, such as in the 2007 World Cup where they won all their pool games by at least 40 points. Not once was it mentioned that these respective teams should not be there. They achieved invaluable experience and exposure to top level sport, which will no doubt improve them in years to come. You say 'Why rush them!', how would teams improve if they didn't get to play in these tournaments. Without the possibility of playing in World Cups interest would wane in the countries where the sport is less popular.

Posted by yorkslanka on (March 12, 2012, 19:38 GMT)

geraint jones playing for PNG??pathetic, once a player has represented one country, they should not be allowed to represent another...

Posted by   on (March 12, 2012, 18:39 GMT)

Afghanistan and Ireland have more chances to reach to final. We hope Afghanistant to go straight to Twenty20 World cup 2012 frm this tournament.

Posted by Super_Cricketer on (March 12, 2012, 17:21 GMT)

I wish any two of the following teams to qualify, 1. Ireland, 2. Afganisthan, 3. Netherland, 4. Kenya, 5. Scotland, 6. Namibia, 7. PNG, 8. Nepal, 9. Bermuda, 10. Uganda.....Other teams are either full of expatriates or migrants.....I fear even some of the teams does not know what is cricket?!!!! Its acid test for both IRELAND and AFGANISTHAN...If they did not qualify they have no right to be 'noisy associates' anymore...All the best to all the above mentioned teams.

Posted by   on (March 12, 2012, 17:05 GMT)

Peter will find it hard to swallow his own words once Nepal perform to their ability and shock a few of them; few because the rest already know the potential and the ability if Nepal, the same team that has beat the likes of South Africa and Bangladesh among test playing nations in age level tourneys! Hopes and prayers, Jai Nepal!

Posted by twiggy15 on (March 12, 2012, 16:20 GMT)

Common Ireland, not making it through would be a massive step backwards

Posted by   on (March 12, 2012, 15:40 GMT)

Canaaaaada!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by PakoP on (March 12, 2012, 15:10 GMT)

Afghanistan have a most of their players playing First Class cricket in Pakistan, so they are professional cricketers and Same as Ireland, Their most players are playing professional cricket in England counties.

Posted by   on (March 12, 2012, 15:05 GMT)

Rishen, yes there will always flukes, Ban beat Aus ODI in 05, Ken beat WI 96 WC, Hol beat Eng 2020 WC 2009. But these were all 1 offs. Ban have not CONSISTENTLY done anything good. All the 8 proper teams can beat each other especially in ODI cricket. It's a fairly even playing field.Think of it this way. A state player in India, works his guts off, but can't get into the Indian side. He never has international colours. Then, because the ICC just want more money, they allow Hong Kong to have ODI status. Those players now have ODI caps, but would not be able to get into any other Test nations' 9th best team. How would that Indian domestic player feel now? He is better than any Hong Kong player, but he does not have international colours, but they do! Teams below the top 8 should compete in yealry tournament, if 1 team is consistently winning yearly, then it should be considered to join the main 8. But no team is doing this. There is no stand out performer below the top 8. Why rush them!

Posted by   on (March 12, 2012, 14:28 GMT)

I'm looking forward to this greatly. It's pretty sad that there's not going to be more like 6-8 teams qualifying from this event, but the time will surely come. Good luck to all the teams, i'm sure there will be some suprise packages. Even teams like Uganda, Nepal and PNG all have prospective match winners so let the best team win!

Posted by   on (March 12, 2012, 14:19 GMT)

AFGHANISTAN IS THE WINNER INSHAALLAH....

Posted by   on (March 12, 2012, 14:13 GMT)

I wish my Team Nepal will qualify..all the best Nepal..

Posted by yorkshirematt on (March 12, 2012, 14:06 GMT)

@opening bat Agreed but at least cricket is a recognised and popular sport in England

Posted by   on (March 12, 2012, 14:02 GMT)

Nepal goes on the tournament as underdogs as they have very good bowling resources with equally equipped all rounders....they can upset any team..don't forgot Nepal have won severla games against hongkong and even Afganistan in their earlier days...

Posted by   on (March 12, 2012, 13:37 GMT)

Ireland will be 1st, afg second !!!

Posted by   on (March 12, 2012, 13:02 GMT)

Nepal have lost in critical situations despite great displays. I am sure that they wont repeat their mistake. Yes Nepal are gonna surprise everyone. Good Luck Gorkhalis.

Posted by   on (March 12, 2012, 12:52 GMT)

@rajiv, is your club team good enought to beat the England national team just like the Netherlands and Ireland have done In the past? Don't under estimate anyone, I'm sure whichever team qualities will spring a couple upsets in the tournament.

Posted by   on (March 12, 2012, 12:51 GMT)

@Lees_Legends: Finally someone from test-playing nation who understands our pain! Thanks mate! I'm from Nepal. And as if the ICC's tactics were not enough to de-moralize us, this article doesn't give a damn about us, even though we qualified as runners-up from the ACC T20 Cup behind Afghanistan to secure a place in the tournament. Hope we can get to the World Cup!

Posted by   on (March 12, 2012, 12:36 GMT)

best of luck Team Nepal for the 20-20n world cup qualifier

Posted by Mr.Shani on (March 12, 2012, 12:13 GMT)

I´d prefer Afghanistan & USA to qualify. Then we can hope for another match like war at international stage after Pak & Ind. And why these 2 teams are not in the same group. Now we will have to watch till the knockout round if they both qualify.

Posted by SurazShakya on (March 12, 2012, 12:12 GMT)

But we are not min low country now , we are surprise package though we are in 4 position in acc t20 .We are proud that , we have our own indigenous player not imported...like .. countries

Posted by   on (March 12, 2012, 11:53 GMT)

Nepal is a Mountain Tiger .....Don't underestimate to them !! defiantly top 5 !!

Posted by   on (March 12, 2012, 11:51 GMT)

With all due respect, these teams are not good enough to play in an ICC tournament.

The 10 Test Team club have 2 members that are not good enough, now we will have a further 2 added from this tournament, which devalues international cricket even further.

Someone like Sehwag could get 200 against Hong Kong in 20 overs! I saw Hong Kong play, and the standard is dreadful. I don't mean to be rude, but they would struggle to beat my club team in the UK.

Posted by huttse96 on (March 12, 2012, 11:42 GMT)

PNG will win, strong batting with jones, ura and vala good alrounders and spinners in dai and kile. and strong bowling in areni, gavera and dikana

Posted by   on (March 12, 2012, 11:18 GMT)

Ireland 1st, Afghanistan/Holland 2nd :)...

Posted by   on (March 12, 2012, 11:03 GMT)

Inshallah Afghanistan will be the Winner but we will miss our first bowler Hamid hassan in the tourment

Posted by Lees_Legends on (March 12, 2012, 11:03 GMT)

Thats it ICC, 11 matches across 12 games in scorching heat. That'll teach them for wanting in on the 50 over World Cup. You show those associates who's boss.

Posted by   on (March 12, 2012, 11:01 GMT)

Afghanistan will win This tournament again inshallah....

Posted by Gizza on (March 12, 2012, 10:56 GMT)

With no disrespect to Canada, UAE, Denmark, Hong Kong or the USA, I just want teams who contain mostly "indigenous" players (ie not recent migrants and kids of migrants from bigger cricketing countries) to do well. I'm guessing Oman is in this boat as well as I doubt their XI will contain many native Arab speakers. I am perfectly fine with a couple, even a few ex-internationals like Di Venuto and Geraint playing for Italy and PNG respectively. I'm not too sure about the Dutch and how many of them are really South African. But teams like Ireland, Afghanistan, PNG, Namibia, Bermuda, Nepal, Scotland and Uganda will be the teams I'll be supporting. If the two qualfiers come from this bunch I'll be very happy (and hopefully the next successful qualifiers for the ODI and T20 World Cup continue to come from these types of teams).

Posted by muku04 on (March 12, 2012, 10:28 GMT)

Nepal will be a surprise package in this tournament. All d best to Nepali Team.

Posted by opening_bat on (March 12, 2012, 10:25 GMT)

The international qualification rules should be changed - some of these sides are a joke - Netherlands, Italy and others are becoming as bad as England?! You should be born in the country, or lived there permanently for at least 5 years to be qualified to play!

Posted by Meety on (March 12, 2012, 9:56 GMT)

Go PNG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by   on (March 12, 2012, 9:20 GMT)

Afghanistan is going to make it !

Posted by   on (March 12, 2012, 9:17 GMT)

NEPAL WILL BE THE TEAM TO MAKE IN TO THE TOP 2 OF THIS QUALIFIER.PARASH KHADKA AND BOYS COMMON SHOW ALL THAT WE ARE NOT HERE TO JUST FIGHT WE ARE HERE TO WIN THE TITTLE....CHEERS..AND GOD BLESS.....

Posted by Jhantor on (March 12, 2012, 9:17 GMT)

Looking forward to this tournament. It's a shame the ICC could only find room for two associate/affiliate nations. But great to hear that QuipuTV will be streaming the group stages.

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Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Ireland v Namibia at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
Canada v Scotland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Scotland won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Hong Kong v U.S.A. at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Hong Kong won by 77 runs
Nepal v P.N.G. at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
Nepal won by 6 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Bermuda v Uganda at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Bermuda won by 41 runs
Ireland v Netherlands at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
Italy v Kenya at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
Kenya won by 38 runs
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