WORLD TWENTY20 QUALIFIERS

  • Ireland win World Twenty20 qualifying tournament November 30, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Veteran Trent Johnston's superb allround show in his last Twenty20 international helped Ireland beat Afghanistan by 68 runs in the final of the World Twenty20 qualifiers on Saturday. Opening batsman Paul Stirling scored 76 off 43 balls and the 39yearold Johnston hit a rapid 62 off 32 with five...
  • UAE's Aziz reported for suspect bowling action November 30, 2013

    Dubai: United Arab Emirates' Nasir Aziz has been reported for suspected illegal bowling action following his side's 62run loss to Ireland in the second semifinal of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier. Aziz was reported on Friday by umpires Michael Gough, Ranmore Martinesz, Steve Davis, Derek Walker and match referee David Jukes...
  • Afghanistan to play Ireland in final World T20 qualifier November 29, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Afghanistan qualified for their third successive final of the World Twenty20 qualifiers when they defeated Nepal by 7 wickets in the semifinals on Friday. Afghanistan will take on Ireland in Saturday's final after the Irish recorded a convincing 62run win over United Arab Emirates. Samiullah Shenwari's 3 for 19 helped...
  • Kenyan captain Obuya suspended for two matches November 10, 2013

    Nairobi: Kenyan cricket captain Collins Obuya will miss the two warmup matches for the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 qualifying tournament after being suspended for assaulting a fellow player, officials reported on Saturday. Obuya, a star of Kenya's 2003 World Cup semifinal success, was involved in an altercation with teammate Irfan Karim...
  • ICC announces 2013 World Twenty20 Qualifier schedule August 7, 2013

    Dubai: The ICC on Wednesday announced the schedule of World Twenty20 Qualifier to be held at United Arab Emirates (UAE) from November 15 to 30. The 15day tournament, which will see 16 teams battle it out for six available slots in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament scheduled to be held...
  • Ireland win to reach World Twenty20 March 24, 2012

    Dubai: Ireland will appear in their third consecutive ICC World T20 after qualifying for the tournament with a comprehensive, ninewicket victory over Namibia on Saturday. The win sent Ireland into the final of the ICC World T20 Qualifiers later on Saturday, where they meet Afghanistan to determine the group in which...
  • Afghanistan qualify for Twenty20 World Cup March 22, 2012

    Dubai: Afghanistan qualified for their second consecutive Twenty20 World Cup with a 47run win over Namibia on Thursday, inspired by the bowling of Dawlat Zadran who took two of his three wickets in the first over. The win marks another milestone for Afghanistan, who in the past five years have been...
  • Ireland, Afghanistan enter World T20 playoffs March 20, 2012

    Dubai: Afghanistan beat Bermuda by 15 runs to remain undefeated and book their place alongside Ireland and the Netherlands in the playoffs at the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers on Tuesday. Afghanistan, who topped Group A and won the tournament in 2010, will play Namibia after they defeated Italy by 27 runs...
  • Hong Kong stun Bermuda in World T20 qualifiers March 14, 2012

    Dubai: Captain Jamie Atkinson led Hong Kong to a stunning eightwicket victory over Bermuda by hitting a superb halfcentury in the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers on Wednesday. Also, spinner Shakti Gauchan took a hattrick as Nepal convincingly beat Denmark by nine wickets. Gauchan's was the first hattrick of the tournament and came...
  • Di Venuto, Jones change sides for T20 qualifiers February 19, 2012

    Dubai: Former Australian batsman Michael Di Venuto and exEngland wicketkeeper Geraint Jones will play for Italy and Papua New Guinea respectively at next month's World Twenty20 qualifiers. Di Venuto played nine ODIs for Australia in 1997 while Jones took part in 34 Tests, 49 ODIs and two T20Is for England between...
  • Sixteen teams for ICC World T20 Qualifiers December 21, 2011

    Dubai: Sixteen teams from across the world, including United States and Uganda, will compete in March next year to claim the last two available spots for the ICC World Twenty20, to be held in Sri Lanka. The ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers will be held in the UAE from March 13...