Ireland coach Phil Simmons has slammed the organisers of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier after his side were forced to play the final against Afghanistan which they lost - less than an hour after beating Netherlands.

Six matches in five days was ridiculous, Simmons said. At the end of the day we ve qualified but it s not healthy and it wouldn t be done for any other tournament, so I didn t think it was right.

At the end of the day we came out with the win we needed today and I m sure the Afghans were happy with their win and we both go to the World Cup.