Worldwide News 2014
Afghanistan's World Cup squad
Afghanistan have unveiled their squad of 15 for their inaugural World Cup appearance.
UAE complete series win in Dubai
The United Arab Emirates complete a 3-1 series win after beating Afghanistan in the final ODI.
Afghans bounce back in third ODI
Afghanistan beat the UAE in the third ODI.
Suriname promoted to Americas Division One
Suriname are promoted to ICC Americas Division One after winning the Division Two tournament.
Former Israel captain killed in freak accident whilst umpiring
Former Israel captain Hillel Awaskar dies after being hit by a ball whilst umpiring a club game.
Nawroz Mangal century not enough as Khurram Khan makes history
Khurram Khan becomes the first player over 40 to make an ODI century as the UAE go 2-0 up against Afghanistan.
Suriname heading towards promotion
Suriname close in on promotion after day two of ICC Americas Division Two.
Suriname top table after day one of Americas Division Two
Suriname win both their matches on the opening day of the Americas Division Two Championship.
Win for UAE in first ODI
UAE beat Afghanistan in the first of four ODIs.
Fiji return to World Cricket League
Fiji have beaten Samoa to qualify for the next World Cricket League Division Six tournament.
Fiji and Samoa to play off for WCL6 spot
Fiji and Samoa will play each other tomorrow to decide which East Asia Pacific team qualifies for Division Six of the World Cricket League.
Hong Kong beat Nepal in low-scoring T20I
Hong Kong have beaten Nepal in a Twenty20 International in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Papua New Guinea through to World Twenty20 Qualifier
Papua New Guinea beat Vanuatu to qualify for the World Twenty20 Qualifier.
PNG and Vanuatu set up final day decider
Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu will play in a tournament deciding match tomorrow at the East Asia Pacific Trophy.
Papua New Guinea continue dominance in Lismore
Papua New Guinea record two big wins on day two of the EAP Trophy and are well in front at the top of the table.
East Asia Pacific T20 qualifying underway
Vanuatu top the table after the opening day of the ICC East Asia Pacific Trophy.
Afghanistan qualify for Under-19 World Cup
Afghanistan are in the Under-19 World Cup, Nepal will get second chance.
Afghanistan close in on Under-19 World Cup qualification
Afghanistan beat Nepal at the ACC Under-19 Premier League and move close to qualification for the Under-19 World Cup.
Papua New Guinea beat Hong Kong in three-day match
Papua New Guinea end their matches against Hong Kong with victory in the three-day match.
Afghanistan and Nepal still unbeaten in Kuwait
Afghanistan and Nepal remain unbeaten after three rounds of matches at the ACC Under-19 Premier League.
Status decisions lack consistency
Recent decisions around the status of matches involving associates are not consistent.
Debunking the ten team World Cup
The hopes and dreams of associate cricketers have been cast by the wayside by a world governing body that is possibly the only one not interested in expanding their sport.
Nepal return to first-class cricket ends in defeat
Nepal lose a three-day match against a Kurunegala Combined XI to start their tour of Sri Lanka.
Malaysia and UAE win on day three in Kuwait
The ACC Under-19 Premier League continues with Malaysia and the UAE picking up their first wins.
Afghanistan and Nepal continue winning ways
Afghanistan and Nepal both record big wins again on day two of the ACC Under-19 Premier League.
Siaka century helps Papua New Guinea make history
Lega Siaka scores a century as Papua New Guinea become the first team to win their first two ODIs.
Bermuda & USA relegation, Nepal promotion continues a trend
Asian teams are frequently successful in the World Cricket League, Americas teams aren't. A look at why, and what is - or isn't - being done to learn from Asia.
Afghanistan and Nepal open with wins in ACC Under-19 Premier League
Afghanistan and Nepal start the ACC Under-19 Premier League with big wins against Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.
Papua New Guinea win first ODI
Papua New Guinea beat Hong Kong in the first match of a two match ODI series.
Afghanistan Under-19s win Pakistan series
Afghanistan Under-19s complete a series win over Pakistan Under-19s in Lahore.
Nepal win World Cricket League Division Three
Nepal have won WCL Division Three for the second consecutive time after beating Uganda in today's final.
Uganda and Nepal secure promotion
Uganda and Nepal are promoted to Division Two of the World Cricket League, whilst USA and Bermuda are relegated.
Afghan Under-19s thrash Pakistan counterparts
Afghanistan Under-19s beat Pakistan Under-19s by 10 wickets in Lahore.
Nepal edge out USA and move closer to promotion
Nepal beat the USA in a rain affected game and move closer to WCL2. Singapore also win.
Rain spoils day four in Kuala Lumpur
A rain hit day in Malaysia sees just one match completed at WCL Division Three.
Uganda remain unbeaten after day three
Uganda are the only unbeaten team in World Cricket League Division Three after they beat the USA on a rain-affected day in Kuala Lumpur.
One run thriller highlights day two in Kuala Lumpur
Uganda are the only unbeaten team in WCL3 after a thrilling finish to their match against Singapore.
WCL3 underway in Malaysia
Wins for USA, Uganda and Singapore on opening day in Kuala Lumpur.
UAE lose second Pakistan A game
Pakistan A square their series against the UAE in Dubai after winning the second game.
Busy November for Hong Kong, PNG and Nepal
Hong Kong are set for ODIs against Papua New Guinea and T20Is against Nepal in November.
UAE open series with win
UAE's series against Pakistan A starts with a six wicket win.
WCL Division 3 Preview
WCL Division 3 begins in Kuala Lumpur- the two finalists will progress to next year's Division 2 tournament in Namibia.
Double defeat for Namibia against Eastern Province
Namibia's South African provincial campaign continues with two defeats against Eastern Province.
Silver for Afghanistan
Afghanistan repeat their Asian Games silver medal of 2010 after losing to Sri Lanka in the final.
Afghanistan through to Asian Games final
Afghanistan will play Sri Lanka in the Asian Games men's cricket final tomorrow.
Afghanistan crash to defeat in New Zealand
The New Zealand leg of Afghanistan's preparation tour begins with a 177 run defeat to Auckland.
2010 finalists through to semi-finals
Afghanistan and Bangladesh are through to the semi-finals of the 2014 Asian Games men's cricket tournament.
Hong Kong and Sri Lanka through to semis
Hong Kong and Sri Lanka are the first teams to reach the semi-finals of the Asian Games men's cricket tournament.
South Korea and Kuwait reach Asian Games quarter finals
South Korea and Kuwait are through to the Asian Games - though the latter had to rely on the toss of a coin.
Malaysia and Nepal through to quarter finals
Malaysia and Nepal secure their quarter final places in the Asian Games men's cricket tournament.
Two in a row for Afghanistan
Afghanistan make it two wins from two against the Australian Capital Territory.
Easy wins for Malaysia and Nepal on opening day of men's tournament
The Asian Games men's cricket tournaments starts with easy wins for Malaysia and Nepal in Korea.
China women miss out on bronze
China's women lose the bronze medal match against Sri Lanka at the Asian Games.
First tour win for Afghanistan
A much improved batting performance by Afghanistan leads to their first tour win.
Botha denies UAE
UAE's world cup preparation tour ends in a second defeat to South Australia.
China defeated in Asian Games semi
China's winning run in the Asian Games women's cricket tournament comes to an end as they lose to Pakistan.
Thailand and Nepal fall at quarter-final stage
Thailand and Nepal are out of the Asian Games Women's tournament after defeat to Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Ghana secure promotion to Africa Division 1
Everything goes right for Ghana on the final day as they secure promotion to Africa Division 1.
UAE beaten by South Australia in Darwin
The UAE's World Cup preparation tour continues with a loss to South Australia in Darwin.
WCL Division Three moved to Malaysia
Division Three of the World Cricket League is moved to Malaysia due to security fears in Uganda.
Improvement for Afghanistan, but still defeated
An improved Afghanistan performance against a Western Australia XI today, but they still lose their match.
China through to semis, Hong Kong out
China beat Japan in their quarter-final at the Asian Games women's cricket tournament, whilst Hong Kong are beaten by Sri Lanka.
Zambia close in on promotion
Zambia edge close to securing promotion to Africa Division One.
Zambia and Ghana remain unbeaten
Zambia and Ghana are the only unbeaten sides after three days of ICC Africa Division 2.
Women's quarter final line-up confirmed
Nepal and Hong Kong complete the quarter final line up at the Asian Games women's tournament.
Afghanistan crash to defeat in Perth
Afghanistan are beaten by 7 wickets by a Western Australia XI in Perth.
China and Thailand into quarter finals
China and Thailand are through to the quarter finals of the Asian Games women's cricket tournament.
Zambia remain top after day two
Zambia remain top after day two of ICC Africa Division 2 after beating Seychelles. Wins also for Ghana and Nigeria.
Africa Division 2 underway
Wins for Nigeria, Zambia and Ghana on the opening day of ICC Africa's Division 2 tournament.
Easy wins for China and Thailand on opening day
The Asian Games women's cricket tournament starts with easy wins for China and Thailand.
Seven wicket win for UAE over Papua New Guinea
The UAE's World Cup preparation tour continues with victory over Papua New Guinea.
First tour win for UAE
UAE beat Northern Territory for their first win on their World Cup preparation tour.
Asian Games preview
A look ahead to the second Asian Games cricket tournament, which starts on Saturday.
Kenya win ACA Cup
Kenya win the inaugural Africa Cricket Association Cup after results go their way on the final day.
UAE crash to second defeat
Western Australia beat the UAE by nine wickets in Perth.
Uganda inflict first Zimbabwean defeat
Day four of the ACA Cup sees the Zimbabwe Invitation XI lose their first match.
UAE foiled by Bancroft century
UAE's World Cup preparation tour starts with defeat to Western Australia.
Zimbabweans on top after day three
The Zimbabwe Invitation XI are the only unbeaten side heading into the rest day of the ACA Cup.
Thrilling tie highlights day two of ACA Cup
Kenya tie with the South Africa Invitation XI on day two of the Africa Cricket Association Cup. Wins also for Uganda and Zimbabwe Invitation XI.
Jersey triumphant in inter-insular
Jersey win the annual inter-insular match against Guernsey for the third year in a row.
Moles takes over as Afghanistan coach
Former Kenya & Scotland coach Andy Moles is the new coach of Afghanistan.
ACA Cup underway in South Africa
The Africa Cricket Association Cup began today in South Africa.
Poland win Central Europe Cup
Poland won the trophy after a dramatic final match with Switzerland.
Scotland beat Netherlands in rain affected contest
A rain affected match at the European Under-15 Championship sees Scotland beat the Netherlands by 53 runs.
Afghanistan lose inside two days
Zimbabwe A beat Afghanistan inside two days in their second four-day match.
Low scoring first day in Harare
The first-day of the second Zimbabwe A v Afghanistan A four-day game is a low scoring one.
Easy win for Jersey secures championship
Jersey are European Under-19 Division 2 Champions after beating Denmark.
Saqib Zulfiqar century secures Dutch promotion
Saqib Zulfiqar scores 103 as the Netherlands secure promotion to Division One of the European Under-19 Championship.
Saif Ahmed scores 151 as Denmark thrash Italy
An innings of 151 by Saif Ahmed leads Denmark to a 220 run win over Italy at the European Under-19 Division 2 Championship.
Jersey remain unbeaten
Jersey will head into the last day of the tournament unbeaten after beating the Netherlands by 6 wickets.
Afghanistan finish off Zimbabwe A
Afghanistan complete a 35 run win over Zimbabwe A in Harare.
Jenner century wins it for Jersey
An innings of 120 by Jonty Jenner leads Jersey to a win over rivals Guernsey.
Huge win for Netherlands
The Netherlands beat Italy by over 200 runs in their second European Under-19 Division Two match.
Zimbabwe A close in on victory
Zimbabwe A are within 54 runs of beating Afghanistan in the first four-day match.
Nightingale leads Guernsey to victory
An unbeaten 74 from Thomas Nightingale leads Guernsey to a 50 run win over Italy.
Afghanistan build up lead on second day
Afghanistan lead by 215 runs at stumps on day two in Harare.
Denmark open with a win
Denmark beat Guernsey on the opening day of Division 2 of the European Under-19 Championship.
Zimbabwe A on top after opening day
Zimbabwe A are on top against Afghanistan after an opening day on which 16 wickets fell.
Afghanistan draw series with Zimbabwe
A 100 run win in the fourth and final ODI sees Afghanistan draw their series with Zimbabwe.
Afghanistan pull one back
Four sixes from Dawlat Zadran gives Afghanistan a two wicket win over Zimbabwe in the third ODI.
Record partnership puts Zimbabwe 2-0 up
A Zimbabwe record partnership of 224 gives Zimbabwe a 2-0 lead in the 4 ODI series.
Afghanistan lose first ODI
Afghanistan lose the first ODI in the four match series against Zimbabwe.
Afghanistan make winning start to Zimbabwe tour
Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe A in the first match of their tour.
Asian Games teams confirmed
The men's and women's cricket competitions at the 2014 Asian Games will both feature ten teams.
A case for a split in cricket?
It's time for the associates and affiliates to realise that they're never going to be given a fair deal by the ICC, and to break away and form a rival governing body. But do they have the vision to do so?
Afghanistan touring Zimbabwe
Four ODIs and two four-day games to be played on tour.
Malaysia win Division 4 title
Malaysia beat Singapore in the final to win Division Four of the World Cricket League.
Chaminda Ruwan takes Singapore to Division 3
An unbeaten century by Chaminda Ruwan takes Singapore to Division 3 of the World Cricket League.
Second consecutive promotion for Malaysia
Malaysia beat Oman and secure a second consecutive promotion in the World Cricket League.
Italy end Danish promotion bid
Denmark's campaign to be promoted to WCL Division 3 ends after defeat to Italy.
Unbeaten Norway win Europe Division Two
Norway secure promotion to Europe Division One after going unbeaten through Division Two.
Norway edge closer to promotion
Norway just need to avoid defeat this afternoon to secure promotion to Division One of the European Championship.
Ruwan holds on as Singapore beat Oman
Chaminda Ruwan scores an unbeaten 81 as Singapore record a two wicket win over Oman.
Malaysia win a tight one
Malaysia beat Italy after a close finish in Singapore.
Denmark close in on promotion
Denmark top the table with one round robin match still to play.
Euro Division 2 - second afternoon
There were wins in Tuesday's second session for Gibraltar, Norway and Belgium.
Euro Division 2 - second morning
There were wins for Austria over Gibraltar, Isle of Man edged out Germany, while Norway proved too strong for Belgium.
Norway outplay Isle of Man
The opening day of ICC Europe Division 2 comes to an end with Norway outplaying the Isle of Man.
Austria beat Germany in tense finish
Austria edge a tense game with local rivals Germany in the first game between the two sides since 2002.
Promoted Belgium open with a win
A four and a six from Belgian number nine Reyhan Faiz completed a three wicket win over Gibraltar on the opening day of ICC Europe Division Two at Chelmsford.
Singapore thrash Italy
Singapore bounce back from defeat to Denmark with a thumping win over Italy.
Second defeat for Jersey
Jersey lose their second WCL4 match, losing to Oman by 7 wickets.
Two from two for Malaysia
Malaysia beat Denmark and are top of the WCL 4 table.
Pennazza blitz wins it for Italy
An innings of 41 from 24 balls from Vince Pennazza leads Italy to victory over Oman in a tight game.
Yasir Iqbal stars in Denmark win
Yasir Iqbal scores 54 and takes four wickets to lead Denmark to a 70 run win against Singapore.
Shafiq just short of century in Malaysia win
Nasir Shafiq has to retire just short of a century as Malaysia beat Jersey.
Eight ICC members face warnings, suspension, or expulsion
Eight ICC members, including Nepal and the USA, face sanctions ranging from being put "on notice" to expulsion.
Singapore lift ACC Elite title
Singapore win the ACC Elite League after the final day's play.
Uganda to host WCL Division 3
The World Cricket League Division 3 tournament will be staged from 26 October to 2 November.
Saudi Arabia continue unbeaten run
Saudi Arabia remain unbeaten in the ACC Elite League after beating Bahrain. Singapore and Kuwait also win.
Huge win for Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia beat Bhutan by 300 runs, whilst Singapore and the Maldives also win.
Saudi Arabia surprise hosts on ACC Elite opening day
Saudi Arabia get a surprise win over Singapore on the opening day of the ACC Elite Trophy. Wins also for Kuwait and the Maldives.
Jeremy Bray coaching Denmark
Former Ireland international Jeremy Bray will be coaching Denmark at World Cricket League Division 4.
American cricket at a crossroads
Recent developments in US cricket leave the sport there at something of a crossroads.
Papua New Guinea win EAP Women's Trophy
Papua New Guinea win the East Asia-Pacific Women's Trophy by beating Japan in the final.
PNG and Japan to meet in final
Papua New Guinea and Japan are set to meet in the final of the East Asia-Pacific Women's Trophy tomorrow.
ICC President and Chief Executive meet with Papua New Guinea Prime Minister
Alan Isaac and David Richardson visit Papua New Guinea ahead of Development Committee meeting.
Japan and PNG on top after day two
Japan and Papua New Guinea are on top of the East Asia-Pacific Women's Trophy with three wins out of their three games.
PNG front runners after day one
Papua New Guinea are unbeaten after the opening day of the East Asia-Pacific Women's Trophy.
Afghanistan win ACC Premier League
Afghanistan win the ACC Premier League after beating Nepal in today's final round of games.
All still to play for after penultimate round
With one round of matches left, three teams can still win the ACC Premier League.
Malaysia stun Afghanistan
Malaysia pull of an upset against Afghanistan at the ACC Premier League. Wins also for Oman and UAE.
Belgium promoted despite defeat
Belgium are promoted to Division 2 despite defeat to Spain today.
Afghanistan end UAE losing streak
Also today in the ACC Premier League, Oman surprise Hong Kong and Nepal beat Malaysia.
Belgium still unbeaten after day three
Belgium take pole position after beating Finland as Spain lose to Israel.
ACC Premier League underway in Malaysia
Afghanistan, Nepal and Oman all win on day one of the ACC Premier League.
Israel and Belgium win on second day
The second day of Europe Division 3 sees wins for Israel and Belgium.
Spain top of the table after day one
Spain are on top after the opening day of Europe Division Three after a second win in the day.
Spain and Belgium open with wins
Europe Division 3 gets underway in La Manga with wins for Spain and Belgium on the opening morning.
Singapore cruise to consolation win
Singapore end the Stan Nagaiah Trophy series with a comfortable win over Malaysia.
Malaysia win thriller to retain Stan Nagaiah Trophy
Malaysia hold on for a thrilling one run win to retain the Stan Nagaiah Trophy.
Faiz century leads Malaysia to narrow win
Malaysia go 1-0 up in the Stan Nagaiah Trophy series.
Bulgaria under ICC investigation?
An investigation is to take place in Bulgaria over administrative irregularities.
Let's read the ICC Media Release carefully
Don't be distracted by the shiny things. We are not on the cusp of cricket evolving into a truly meritocratic sport. We've barely made it out of the primordial soup.
A successful tournament ñ but the format still stinks
A look back at a successful World Twenty20 from an associate perspective - but with a format that needs changing.
Updated: Nepal in line to host WCL Division 3
Nepal is set to host Division 3 of the World Cricket League in November.
Afternoon of upsets leads to Swaziland promotion
Swaziland are promoted to Africa Division Two as favourites Rwanda and Sierra Leone lose on the final afternoon.
Rwanda close in on lead
Rwanda close in on Sierra Leone at the top of the table for Africa Division 3.
Sierra Leone on top after opening day
Sierra Leone are on top after the opening day of ICC Africa Division 3.
Hong Kong stun Bangladesh in thriller
Hong Kong beat Bangladesh in a low scoring game that went down to the last over.
Hercules, your time has come
It is a matter of some concern that no African Associate nation qualified for the World Twenty20.
Nepal end 10 year wait for win over Afghanistan
Nepal beat Afghanistan for the first time in 10 years.
Nepal defeated by Bangladesh
Bangladesh record their second win of the tournament, beating Nepal by 8 wickets.
Afghanistan keep hopes alive with Hong Kong win
Mohammad Shahzad and Shafiqullah star as Afghanistan beat Hong Kong.
New book on American cricket
Jayesh Patel on his recent book entitled Flannels on the Sward, History of Cricket in Americas .
Argentina secure promotion
Argentina have gained promotion to Americas Division Two after going unbeaten in Division Three.
Argentina on top after day two
Argentina look to be the favourites to progress as Americas Division Three continues.
Americas Division Three gets 2016 World Twenty20 qualifying started
Qualifying for the 2016 World Twenty20 gets underway in Argentina.
Famous win for Afghanistan
Afghanistan record the first win by an associate side at the Asia Cup.
Afghanistan defeated on Asia Cup debut
Afghanistan have lost their opening Asia Cup match to Pakistan.
Thailand lift title
Thailand win the ACC Women's Premier League after beating China on the final day.
Hong Kong and Bhutan win on penultimate day
Hong Kong and Bhutan pick up wins in their final matches at the ACC Women's Premier League.
China and Thailand set up final day decider
China and Thailand win again to set up a deciding match on the final day.
China and Thailand remain unbeaten
China and Thailand record their third wins at the ACC Women's Premier League.
Nepal and Hong Kong bounce back
Wins for Nepal and Hong Kong on day four of the ACC Women's Premier League.
Two from two for China and Thailand
China and Thailand both win again on day three of the ACC Women's Premier League.
China and Thailand off the mark
China and Thailand win their opening matches at the ACC Women's Premier League.
Hong Kong and Nepal off to a flyer
Hong Kong and Nepal record big wins on the opening day of the ACC Women's Premier League.
Former high ranking ICC officials come out against position paper
Former ICC president Ehsan Mani is joined by Malcolm Speed, Ali Bacher and others in condemning the leaked BCCI, ECB and Cricket Australia proposals.
Seven up Fareed smashes Pakistan
Fareed Ahmed takes seven wickets as Afghanistan Under-19s beat their Pakistan counterparts by 214 runs.
East African cricket's demise is a hard diet to swallow
East African cricket isn't what it was 20 years ago.
Big three make power grab
Leaked plans reveal that Australia, England and India intend to give themselves even greater control of the game.
Afghanistan to play in Asia Cup
Afghanistan have been added to the 2014 Asia Cup tournament.
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