T20 QUALIFIERS

  • World T20 Qualifiers a fantastic success: Pawar March 25, 2012

    Dubai: The ICC President Sharad Pawar has thanked the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) for hosting a "fantastic" ICC World T20 Qualifiers, for the second successive time and said the success will ensure that cricket continues to be well supported in United Arab Emirates (UAE). "It has been a fantastic success. I...
  • Ireland win World T20 qualifiers March 24, 2012

    Dubai: Ireland beat Afghanistan by five wickets to claim the ICC World Twenty20 qualifier final on Saturday. The victory came just hours after the Irish qualified for their third consecutive World Twenty20 with a ninewicket victory over Namibia. Afghanistan had also already qualified after beating Namibia on Thursday in a preliminary final. The...
  • Afghanistan target World T20 spot March 21, 2012

    Dubai: Missing out on the Asia Cup has added to Afghanistan's motivation to win the ICC World Twenty20 qualifier for another shot at cricket's major teams. Afghanistan, who play Namibia on Thursday with one of two World T20 spots on the line, hoped recent international success would have been enough to...
  • Ireland beat Scotland in T20 qualifiers March 18, 2012

    Dubai: Ed Joyce hit an unbeaten halfcentury to help Ireland defeat Scotland by 17 runs and move closer to the playoffs in the ICC World Twenty20 qualifying on Sunday. Afghanistan and Namibia, meanwhile, remained unbeaten in the 16team tournament. Samiullah Shenwari collected four wickets and scored 61 as defending champions and Group...
  • Namibia, Afghanistan unbeaten in World T20 March 16, 2012

    Dubai: Namibia and Afghanistan won their fourth straight matches to remain undefeated and on pace to reach the playoffs of ICC World T20 Qualifiers on Friday. Namibia paid back Uganda for beating them in the African qualifiers by winning by four runs. Raymond van Schoor scored 60 for Namibia and captain...
  • Namibia, Afghanistan win in World T20 qualifiers March 15, 2012

    Dubai: Namibia and Afghanistan notched their third straight victories in the ICC World T20 Qualifiers on Thursday. Namibia survived a late charge from the United States to record a 17run win, while Afghanistan made short work of Denmark with an 89run victory. Opening batsman Raymond van Schoor hit an unbeaten 79 as...
  • PNG, Italy turn to foreign talent to help team March 14, 2012

    Dubai: The fledgling cricket team from Papua New Guinea knows they need some unprecedented performances to have any chance of earning a spot at the Twenty20 World Cup. They may have found just the help they need in former England wicketkeeper Geraint Jones, who has been recruited to play at...
  • Jones set for Papua New Guinea debut March 13, 2012

    Dubai: England wicketkeeper Geraint Jones will be playing for his country of birth, Papua New Guinea (PNG) in a qualifying event that will lead two aspiring cricket nations to the ICC World Twenty20. Jones will return to playing international cricket, six years after representing England in the 2006 Ashes Trophy in...
  • African teams out to impress in WC qualifiers March 12, 2012

    Dubai: Making their first appearance the Twenty20 World Cup cricket qualifying tournament, Uganda are hoping to prove there is more to cricket in Africa than South Africa and Zimbabwe. The 10thseeded Ugandans are joined by Kenya and Namibia in the 16team tournament starting Tuesday. The African teams are likely to face...