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al Furqaan
March 28, 2009, 01:56 PM
let this be the official thread. i for one am rooting for afghanistan and any other team with NATIVE talent. sad to see kenyan cricket slip the way they have since the 2003 tourney, and if they play well i support them as well.

i hope the afghans earn a top 6 finish which gets them ODI status for the next 4 years, and a top 4 finish puts them into the Big Dance. should they get ODI status, i think the BCB, PCB, and SLC are obligated to help them develop for the following reasons: 1) they actually have their own players unlike hong kong or the UAE 2) afghans have natural athletic ability, more so than any other south asian nationality 3) they have been developing at a very fast rate 4) potentially strengthens the "asian bloc" 5) cricket is actually fairly popular in the country

my gut says the top 6 teams will be:

1) kenya
2) ireland
3) scotland
4) namibia (really hope its afghanistan though)
5) holland
6) afghanistan (but canada or bermuda could easily get it too)

Rifat
March 28, 2009, 02:12 PM
i have a lot of Afghan friends and GO AFGHANISTAN :D

agree with every single point al-furqaan, definitely will not only help Asia but also the development of cricket and the Country of Afghanistan as well....


hmmm..this gives me an interesting thought: lest Cricket dies from Pakistan: Afghanistan==new Pakistan?? idk...

Yameen
March 28, 2009, 02:21 PM
Come on scotland!!!

Nadim
March 28, 2009, 02:33 PM
i doubt about kenya. they lost to some s* team recently and they havent perfomed for quite long now

Zeeshan
March 28, 2009, 02:44 PM
going for Ireland...lucky leaf charm to all of them.

Abid_Khan
March 28, 2009, 07:23 PM
I wanna see Afghanistan play, sum1 should upload a video on youtube if they have anything on Afghanistani Cricket

sbsash
March 28, 2009, 08:38 PM
I think the top 6 will be...
1.Ireland
2.Scotland
3.Canada
4.Namibia
5.Afganistan
6.Kenya

Shehwar
March 30, 2009, 05:49 PM
Go Great Britain!!! Hope both Scotland and Ireland qualify....

al Furqaan
March 30, 2009, 10:46 PM
looks like afghans were caught trying to cheat, lol...

they had a 32 year old batsman withdrawn. the guy was born in peshawar, and playd 117 first class matches with a 28+ avg and double ton to his name. he'd easily be the best batsman in the tournament and would really have strengthened the AFG's chances, but his eligbilty to play for afghanistan was questioned by the ICC.

BANFAN
March 31, 2009, 02:46 AM
Cricket isn't at all popular in Afghanistan. The people who took refuge in Pak during the war was exposed to the game in Pak, as most of the Paki children tend to play crciket, they had very little option but to play with them and learn. That's helping them now. But mostly they are interested in sports that's more popular in Iran & Tajik or Uzbek.

Body building is extremely popula and you can find gyms every after 100 m in kabul city and it's there even in smaller cities around the country. Wrestling is very very popular as well. 'Buzkashi' is their national game from Uzbek origin. Football is fairly played by the children. You don't see them playing cricket in Afg, very rarely these days you might find some boys trying in the fields.

British military and Pak is supporting their cricket a lot. They are yet to have a cricket pitch in Afghanistan.

al Furqaan
March 31, 2009, 09:44 AM
Cricket isn't at all popular in Afghanistan. The people who took refuge in Pak during the war was exposed to the game in Pak, as most of the Paki children tend to play crciket, they had very little option but to play with them and learn. That's helping them now. But mostly they are interested in sports that's more popular in Iran & Tajik or Uzbek.

Body building is extremely popula and you can find gyms every after 100 m in kabul city and it's there even in smaller cities around the country. Wrestling is very very popular as well. 'Buzkashi' is their national game from Uzbek origin. Football is fairly played by the children. You don't see them playing cricket in Afg, very rarely these days you might find some boys trying in the fields.

British military and Pak is supporting their cricket a lot. They are yet to have a cricket pitch in Afghanistan.

there were several million afghan refugees in pakistan. as oppossed to afghanistan's actual population of 30 million, the cricket fans are still in higher proportion to country's population than say places like south africa or new zealand. afghans, be they pashtu or tajik are no less athletic than south africans or new zealanders. i mean if bangladesh can make it (and we have *made* it) being as unathletic as we generally are (even more so than pakis and indians - who are pretty unathletic themselves), then the afghans have a great chance to become the number #1 associate side in 10 years time - they're still an affiliate member, which will prolly change with this WCQ tournament. plus, cricket doesn't even really require athleticism. on that skill front, it will take afghans a long while as they have no skill advantage over us (in fact, due to time and population/popularity they have a disadvantage to us). but whilst athleticsim isn't required in cricket, it certainly helps, and can carry you a surprising way. the afghans have proved by coming this far from Division 5.

BANFAN
March 31, 2009, 12:31 PM
there were several million afghan refugees in pakistan. as oppossed to afghanistan's actual population of 30 million, the cricket fans are still in higher proportion to country's population than say places like south africa or new zealand. afghans, be they pashtu or tajik are no less athletic than south africans or new zealanders. i mean if bangladesh can make it (and we have *made* it) being as unathletic as we generally are (even more so than pakis and indians - who are pretty unathletic themselves), then the afghans have a great chance to become the number #1 associate side in 10 years time - they're still an affiliate member, which will prolly change with this WCQ tournament. plus, cricket doesn't even really require athleticism. on that skill front, it will take afghans a long while as they have no skill advantage over us (in fact, due to time and population/popularity they have a disadvantage to us). but whilst athleticsim isn't required in cricket, it certainly helps, and can carry you a surprising way. the afghans have proved by coming this far from Division 5.

You are absolutely right with their Physical advantage.

The refugees who stayed in the camps didn't really get a chance to play but a little well off people who were renting houses in peshawar or bought houses had a chance. Unlike Afg refugees in Iran and elsewhere the Afghan refugees weren't allowed to study in regular pak schools & didn't have much freedom of movements, that made it difficult for the refugees to get into the game in lage numbers. But definitely they have grown some understanding & love for the game. More over they are desperate for some international successes as a nation with so much of negatives ,attached to their names, fairly or unfairly. I have seen guys even don't understand the game but was following the Afghan team throughout the qualifying rounds on internet.

Given their physical avantage and passion for success at the international level in anything, they are going to be a very strong contender for making it to the world cup. You are absolutely right about that.

Purbasha T
March 31, 2009, 02:20 PM
Go Afghanistan!

Nocturnal
April 1, 2009, 02:14 AM
CI Link (http://ind.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2009/OD_TOURNEYS/ICC-WCQ/groups.html)

The ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2009 will be contested by 12 teams which have been seeded and divided into two groups: <table width="60%"> <thead> <tr> <th>Group A
</th> <th>Group B
</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td>Ireland</td> <td>Kenya</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Scotland</td> <td>Netherlands </td></tr><tr> <td>Canada</td> <td>Bermuda</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Oman</td> <td>U.A.E.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Namibia</td> <td>Denmark</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Uganda</td> <td>Afghanistan</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>
Each team will play every other team in its group. Points will be allocated for each match in accordance with the system described in clause 21.9 of these playing conditions, which will apply throughout the competition.
21.8.2 Super Eight Stage
Following the Group stage the top 4 teams in each group on points will progress to the next phase (the Super Eight stage). Each team will play every other team that has qualified for the Super Eight stage except for the teams that it played in the Group stage. The results of these matches and any points gained will be carried forward to the Super Eight stage. No other points from the Group stage will be carried forward to the Super Eight stage.
21.8.3 9th – 12th Semi Finals (matches scheduled for Saturday 11th April) and Playoff Finals (matches scheduled for Monday 13th April)
At the end of the Group stage the following matches will take place for those teams not qualifying for the Super Eight stage:


The teams that finish 5th in Group A and 6th in Group B will participate in the 9th – 12th Semi Final 1.
The teams that finish 6th in Group A and 5th in Group B will participate in the 9th – 12th Semi Final 2.
The winner of the 9th - 12th Semi Final 1 will play the winner of the 9th – 12th Semi Final 2 in the 9th/10th Playoff Final.
The loser of the 9th -12th Semi Final 1 will play the loser of the 9th – 12th Semi Final 2 in the 11th/12th Playoff Final.

21.8.4 1st – 8th Playoff Finals (matches scheduled for Sunday 19th April)
At the end of the Super Eight stage the following matches will take place:


The top two teams will contest the ICC World Cup Qualifier 2009 Final (1st/2nd Playoff Final).
The teams that finish 3rd and 4th in the Super Eight stage will participate in the 3rd/4th playoff match.
The teams that finish 5th and 6th in the Super Eight stage will participate in the 5th/6th playoff match.
The teams that finish 7th and 8th in the Super Eight stage will participate in the 7th/8th playoff match.

21.9 Points The following point system will apply:
Win 2
Tie or No result 1
Loss 0

21.9.1 Group Stage
In the event of teams finishing on equal points, the order of finishing will be decided in the following order of priority:



The team with the most number of wins in the group matches will be placed in the higher position.
If there are teams with equal points and equal wins in the group matches, then in such case the team with the higher net run rate in the group matches will be placed in the higher position (refer to 21.9.6 below for the calculation of net run rate).
If still equal, the team which was the winner of the head to head match played between them will be placed in the higher position.
If there are teams which are still equal, then the team with the higher number of wickets taken per balls bowled in the group matches in which results were achieved will be placed in the higher position.
In the highly unlikely event that teams cannot be separated by the above this will be done by drawing lots.
If all matches within a Group are abandoned, the top 4 seeded teams in each group will progress to the Super Eight stage.

21.9.2 Super Eight Stage
In the event of teams finishing on equal points at the end of the Super Eight stage, the order of finishing will be decided in the following order of priority:



The most wins in all of the matches throughout the competition against the other Super Eight stage qualifiers will be placed in the higher position.
If there are teams with equal points and equal wins in the Super Eight stage then in such case the team with the higher net run rate in all matches played against the other Super Eight qualifiers (in both the Group stage and Super Eight stage) will be placed in the higher position (refer to 21.9.6 below for the calculation of net run rate).
If still equal, the team which was the winner of the head to head match played between them will be placed in the higher position.
If there are teams which are still equal, then the team with the higher number of wickets taken per balls bowled in the Super Eight stage in which results were achieved will be placed in the higher position.
In the highly unlikely event that teams cannot be separated by the above this will be done by drawing lots.
If all of the matches in the Super Eight stage are abandoned, the order of finishing will be determined by the team's performances in the Group stage as follows: Group standing, most points, most wins. Any teams that cannot be separated in this way shall be according to their original seeding for the tournament.

21.9.3 9th – 12th Semi Finals (matches scheduled for Saturday 11th April) In the event of a tie or a no result, the following shall apply:
1. The teams shall compete in a one over eliminator to determine which teams proceed to the 9th/10th and 11th/12th Playoff Finals. Refer attached Appendix 7.

2. If weather conditions prevent the one over eliminator from being completed or if the scores are still equal at its conclusion the result will be a tie and the 5th ranked team in the Group stage plays in the 9th/10th Playoff Final and the 6th ranked team in the Group stage plays in the 11th/12th Playoff Final.

21.9.4 Playoff Finals – Final Tournament Standing (matches scheduled for Monday 13th April and Sunday 19th April) In the event of a tie or a no result, the following shall apply:

1. Tied match:

The teams shall compete in a one over eliminator to determine which team is the winner. Refer attached Appendix 7. If weather conditions prevent the one over eliminator from being completed or if the scores are still equal at its conclusion the following shall occur:

a. 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th & 7th/8th Playoff Finals (matches scheduled for Sunday 19th April)
The result will be a tie and each team's final tournament standing will be determined by the position that they finished in the Super Eight stage.

b. 9th/10th & 11th/12th Playoff Final (matches scheduled for Monday 13th April)
The result will be a tie and each team's final tournament standing will be determined by the its relative performances in the Group stage as follows: Group standing, most points, most wins. If the two teams still cannot be separated by using this method then their final tournament standing shall be according to their original seeding for the tournament.

2. No Result:

a. 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th & 7th/8th Playoff Final (matches scheduled for Sunday 19th April)
In the event of a no result each team's final tournament standing will be determined by the position they finished in the Super Eight stage.

b. 9th/10th & 11th/12th Playoff Final (matches scheduled for Monday 13th April)
In the event of a no result each team's final tournament standing will be determined by its performances in the Group stage as provided for in a tied match above.
21.9.5 Final – Tournament Winner
In the event of a tied Final or if there is no result, the tournament winner shall be determined in accordance with 21.9.4.

21.9.6 Net Run Rate
A team's net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team throughout the competition, the average runs per over scored against that team throughout the competition. In the event of a team being all out in less than its full quota of overs, the calculation of its net run rate shall be based on the full quota of overs to which it would have been entitled and not on the number of overs in which the team was dismissed.

Only those matches where results are achieved will count for the purpose of net run rate calculations. Where a match is abandoned, but a result is achieved under Duckworth/Lewis, for net run rate purposes Team 1 will be accredited with Team 2's Par Score on abandonment off the same number of overs faced by Team 2. Where a match is concluded but with Duckworth/Lewis having been applied at an earlier point in the match, Team 1 will be accredited with 1 run less than the final Target Score for Team 2 off the total number of overs allocated to Team 2 to reach the target.

Nocturnal
April 1, 2009, 02:20 AM
O Canada!!
Go Canada!!

http://www.thai-software.com/images/FlagCanadaSmall.gif

Shehwar
April 1, 2009, 08:35 AM
LATEST SCORES:

Wow Ireland absolutely hammering Scotland:
Scotland 232/7 (50 ov)
Ireland 195/2 (31.0 ov)

Kenya-Dutch nicely poised:
Kenya 247/8 (50 ov)
Netherlands 132/3 (27.5 ov)

Denmark might pull this one off! Too bad for Afghan fans:
Denmark 204/9 (50 ov)
Afghanistan 60/3 (17.0 ov)

UAE on course to beat Bermuda:
Bermuda 187 (46.3 ov)
United Arab Emirates 103/2 (27.0 ov)

Canada making light work of Oman:
Canada 247 (49.3 ov)
Oman 53/7 (18.0 ov)

Uganda-Namibia might turn out to be a thriller:
Uganda 234/7 (50 ov)
Namibia 164/5 (41.0 ov)


Source: Cricinfo

Xavier
April 1, 2009, 09:45 AM
Check live scores on Cricket Europe site:
http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CWCQ2009/index.shtml

Afghanistan have won, while Uganda surprisingly beat Namibia.
Ireland beat Scotland and Netherlands are close to win on Kenya.

Shehwar
April 1, 2009, 10:37 AM
Kenya got hammered!

Tigers_eye
April 1, 2009, 11:15 AM
Afgans won against Denmark. from six teams four teams from each group move on in super eight.

<TABLE class=editorialTable3><CAPTION>Group A</CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=head><TH class=left>Team</TH><TH width=40>Mat</TH><TH width=40>Won</TH><TH width=40>Lost</TH><TH width=40>Tied</TH><TH width=40>N/R</TH><TH width=40>Pts</TH><TH>Net RR</TH><TH>For</TH><TH>Against</TH></TR></THEAD><TBODY><TR class=row1><TD class=left>Canada </TD><TD>1</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>+2.060</TD><TD>247/50.0</TD><TD>144/50.0</TD></TR><TR class=row2><TD class=left>Ireland </TD><TD>1</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>+1.546</TD><TD>233/37.4</TD><TD>232/50.0</TD></TR><TR class=row1><TD class=left>Uganda </TD><TD>1</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>+0.120</TD><TD>234/50.0</TD><TD>228/50.0</TD></TR><TR class=row2><TD class=left>Namibia </TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>-0.120</TD><TD>228/50.0</TD><TD>234/50.0</TD></TR><TR class=row1><TD class=left>Scotland </TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>-1.546</TD><TD>232/50.0</TD><TD>233/37.4</TD></TR><TR class=row2><TD class=left>Oman </TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>-2.060</TD><TD>144/50.0</TD><TD>247/50.0</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
<TABLE class=editorialTable3><CAPTION>Group B</CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=head><TH class=left>Team</TH><TH width=40>Mat</TH><TH width=40>Won</TH><TH width=40>Lost</TH><TH width=40>Tied</TH><TH width=40>N/R</TH><TH width=40>Pts</TH><TH>Net RR</TH><TH>For</TH><TH>Against</TH></TR></THEAD><TBODY><TR class=row1><TD class=left>Netherlands </TD><TD>1</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>+0.413</TD><TD>248/46.2</TD><TD>247/50.0</TD></TR><TR class=row2><TD class=left>Afghanistan </TD><TD>1</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>+0.344</TD><TD>205/46.2</TD><TD>204/50.0</TD></TR><TR class=row1><TD class=left>U.A.E. </TD><TD>1</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>+0.288</TD><TD>190/47.1</TD><TD>187/50.0</TD></TR><TR class=row2><TD class=left>Bermuda </TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>-0.288</TD><TD>187/50.0</TD><TD>190/47.1</TD></TR><TR class=row1><TD class=left>Denmark </TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>-0.344</TD><TD>204/50.0</TD><TD>205/46.2</TD></TR><TR class=row2><TD class=left>Kenya </TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>-0.413</TD><TD>247/50.0</TD><TD>248/46.2</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Purbasha T
April 1, 2009, 01:02 PM
Ooooooh YES, afghanistan!

al Furqaan
April 1, 2009, 05:23 PM
afghans pulled it off, good fightback and display of character.

kenyans basically are in free fall, its anyone's guess who they'll manage to lose to next.

uganda is my new favorite...young team which would make our team seem old, and best of all: 100% native ugandans in the team!!!

i am now rooting for afghanistan and uganda. and of course it seems the irish will run away with the title. kenya may not even qualify.

additionally, the afghans are in the easy group. they should easily make the super 8s, and should even get ODI status. but getting into the top 4 will require a lot of work/luck.

Zeeshan
April 1, 2009, 06:16 PM
i am now rooting for afghanistan and uganda.

you mean India and Pakistan? considering most of the teams are stuffed with bushels of sub-continent players...

al Furqaan
April 1, 2009, 07:53 PM
you mean India and Pakistan? considering most of the teams are stuffed with bushels of sub-continent players...

ugandan's are all 100% native. and they are young. if they don't make the WC - which is highly likely, i hope they get ODI status and futher develop so they can make the WC in 2015.

canada has davison - who's an aussie at least by blood.
namibia is full of white players, they don't even have a single "native".
a lot of the other teams have saffer/aussie expats in addition to the indo-pak expats on nearly every team.

nzfan
April 2, 2009, 01:23 AM
Denmark too surprisingly is full of native danish players, wouldn't of thought that

AsifTheManRahman
April 2, 2009, 01:55 AM
Well the Danish cricket team has historically been composed mostly of native players. Thanks to geographical location - much like why Afghanistan play but suck at cricket (so far).

al Furqaan
April 2, 2009, 03:03 AM
Denmark too surprisingly is full of native danish players, wouldn't of thought that

yeah, which means id root for them as well, but i'm still upset about the cartoon issue.

i think the dutch team is also "native". which is interesting. so the native teams in this tournament are:

kenya
ireland
scotland
uganda
denmark
afghanistan
holland
bermuda

wow, 8 of the 12 teams are composed mostly or purely of native talent. thats impressive. i'm glad these teams got here instead of the expat teams like hong kong etc.

al Furqaan
April 2, 2009, 03:06 AM
Well the Danish cricket team has historically been composed mostly of native players. Thanks to geographical location - much like why Afghanistan play but suck at cricket (so far).

brother, so far afghans have developed at a quicker pace than we have.

5 years ago, afghanistan didn't exist. today they are 2-3 teams away from a world cup berth (and maybe, they might even get it...).

BD was playing ICC trophy for 15-20 years and still was losing to the likes of bermuda, canada, denmark.

we lost to papua new guinea for heaven's sake!

of course that also means we've traveled a huge distance. we have come further than any other cricket team ever. from losing to PNG in early 1980s to beating nearly all G8 sides in 2009. thats quite an achievement.

Tigers_eye
April 2, 2009, 08:22 AM
brother, so far afghans have developed at a quicker pace than we have.

5 years ago, afghanistan didn't exist. today they are 2-3 teams away from a world cup berth (and maybe, they might even get it...).

BD was playing ICC trophy for 15-20 years and still was losing to the likes of bermuda, canada, denmark.

we lost to papua new guinea for heaven's sake!

of course that also means we've traveled a huge distance. we have come further than any other cricket team ever. from losing to PNG in early 1980s to beating nearly all G8 sides in 2009. thats quite an achievement.
You see that is the problem. The faster they rise the more inconsistant they will be. Unless they hire whole bunch of Pakistani players like UAE.

Namibia's training at South African Domestic cricket proved to be fatal. They are on their way to lose their second consecutive match.

al Furqaan
April 2, 2009, 09:48 AM
maybe, but the namibians are an imposing 4-day side. they are prolly the best FC team out of the associates, maybe barring ireland.

oh don't worry, i know the afghans will struggle against semi top sides. i doubt they have harnessed the skill component of the game, they are relying primarily on athleticism in one of the worlds more unatheltic sports.

skill-wise we are far ahead of them.

Xavier
April 2, 2009, 10:33 AM
second day results:

Ireland beat Oman by 116 runs
http://www.cricketeurope4.net/LIVE/MINIFLAGS/ireland.png Ireland 285-4 (50.0 overs)
http://www.cricketeurope4.net/LIVE/MINIFLAGS/oman.png Oman 169 all out (37.3 overs)
Final Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/LIVE/CHANNELS/2/live.shtml) | Commentary (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/LIVE/CHANNELS/2/commentary.shtml)



The Netherlands beat Denmark by 7 wickets
http://www.cricketeurope4.net/LIVE/MINIFLAGS/denmark.png Denmark 245-9 (50.0 overs)
http://www.cricketeurope4.net/LIVE/MINIFLAGS/netherlands.png The Netherlands 246-3 (43.0 overs)
Final Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/LIVE/CHANNELS/1/live.shtml) | Commentary (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/LIVE/CHANNELS/1/commentary.shtml)



Afghanistan beat Bermuda by 60 runs
http://www.cricketeurope4.net/LIVE/MINIFLAGS/afghanistan.png Afghanistan 239-8 (50.0 overs)
http://www.cricketeurope4.net/LIVE/MINIFLAGS/bermuda.png Bermuda 179 all out (49.3 overs)
Final Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/LIVE/CHANNELS/5/live.shtml) | Commentary (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/LIVE/CHANNELS/5/commentary.shtml)



Scotland beat Namibia by 72 runs
http://www.cricketeurope4.net/LIVE/MINIFLAGS/scotland.png Scotland 267-6 (50.0 overs)
http://www.cricketeurope4.net/LIVE/MINIFLAGS/namibia.png Namibia 194 all out (44.4 overs)
Final Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/LIVE/CHANNELS/6/live.shtml)




Latest Scores
Canada beat Uganda by 5 wickets
http://www.cricketeurope4.net/LIVE/MINIFLAGS/uganda.png Uganda 231-8 (50 overs, K Kamyuka 85, R Mukasa 42, K Chohan 3-31)
http://www.cricketeurope4.net/LIVE/MINIFLAGS/canada.png Canada 232-5 (47.0 overs, G Barnett 102*, S Dhaniram 39)
Kenya beat UAE by 9 wickets
http://www.cricketeurope4.net/LIVE/MINIFLAGS/uae.png UAE 79 (30.1 overs, L Ngoche 6-14)
http://www.cricketeurope4.net/LIVE/MINIFLAGS/kenya.png Kenya 80-1 (12.2 overs, M Ouma 50)

Xavier
April 2, 2009, 10:37 AM
Another win for Afghanistan, while Kenya fight back to crush UAE.
At the moment I would say Ireland, Netherlands, Kenya and Canada look like the best teams in the tournament, but surprises may happen.
Oman look like being the missing link of the tournament, Nepal would have been a much worthier 3rd asian team in this competition, but the narrow way of WCL left them out of it.

nzfan
April 3, 2009, 03:47 AM
I think it is a waste of time having the UAE/Canada and Oman in this competition, they have next to no native players so it does nothing to develop cricket in these countries, nepal, papua new guinea etc would of been better choices

Rabz
April 3, 2009, 03:56 AM
Go Australia..............





oh....wrong thread...




Go the Afghans brothers.
Afghans and the Nepalese are my favourites.

al Furqaan
April 3, 2009, 02:04 PM
I think it is a waste of time having the UAE/Canada and Oman in this competition, they have next to no native players so it does nothing to develop cricket in these countries, nepal, papua new guinea etc would of been better choices

well they have large immigrant populations, and if they can play at a high enough level, we can't nor should we strip them. i agree its ridiculous. but at the same time all of those countries qualified for the tournament in the proper way.

i thought nepal would be a strong contender, but they got knocked out way back in WCL division 4. that was the furthest they got, and i think they didn't even make it out of D5. they weren't as strong as we thought. and if they come under increased chinese influence it might hamper their cricket even more.

which is why, i don't support canada, UAE, namibia or oman. i will root for afghanistan, uganda, holland, ireland, scotland, and any other team with majority native players.

nzfan
April 3, 2009, 03:48 PM
Namibia is full of native players, it used to be a province of South Africa which is why the player names are so similar, but they got independance

al Furqaan
April 3, 2009, 06:39 PM
Namibia is full of native players, it used to be a province of South Africa which is why the player names are so similar, but they got independance

well i don't really consider SA, namibia, or the old zimbabwe white players native. its like calling jeetan patel a native kiwi...

but since we accept patel, SA, and the old zimbabwe, then we have to accept namibia for consistency's sake.

al Furqaan
April 3, 2009, 06:40 PM
huge game for the AFG tonight. if they win this...they will go to the WC.

if they lose, they're only supposed to. but kenya can lose to anyone.

nzfan
April 4, 2009, 12:23 AM
If thats the case then New Zealand, Australia and the west indies can be counted out of your native teams as we are arent

Tiger444
April 4, 2009, 12:36 AM
i agree with nzfan here, if we consider native players even in the US then we can say that they are not native..because the true native people are the native Americans, and the same with australia, new zealand etc. and i get you al-furqaan but I don't think it really matters wat ethnicity you are..as long as your a good cricket team it does not matter

al Furqaan
April 4, 2009, 01:36 AM
If thats the case then New Zealand, Australia and the west indies can be counted out of your native teams as we are arent

yes, in a historic fashion.

except that all those groups are a majority of the citizens of those countries. so whether they are really native or not, makes little difference. namibian whites are not a majority, but like i said, Saffers are a strong nation, and their team makeup is no different than namibia's, so if the namibians play good cricket, who cares.

in that light teams like UAE and oman should be embraced as well.

BANFAN
April 4, 2009, 02:05 AM
I think it is a waste of time having the UAE/Canada and Oman in this competition, they have next to no native players so it does nothing to develop cricket in these countries, nepal, papua new guinea etc would of been better choices

Agree. UAE, Canada and Oman really is a waste of time. They have no future. How long can they import players to survive?

nycpro96
April 4, 2009, 10:33 AM
so, ireland really killing huh

BANFAN
April 4, 2009, 04:57 PM
Afghan dreams are getting tough. :)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Kenya beat Afghanistan by 107 runs in Potchefstroom to hand the war-torn country its first defeat in the qualifying tournament for the 2011 World Cup.

Kenya set an imposing total of 282-5 in its 50 overs, with Kennedy Otieno scoring an undefeated century. His 109 came off 136 balls and included 11 fours and a six.

Elsewhere, Canada inflicted a massive 141-run defeat on Namibia in Pretoria to qualify for the Super Eights.

Ireland beat Uganda convincingly by six wickets in Krugersdorp.

Oman, meanwhile, came close to pulling off a major upset when it made a determined effort to chase down Scotland's 274-9 in Johannesburg. And Bermuda beat Denmark comfortably by nine wickets in Vanderbijlpark.

United Arab Emirates edged the Netherlands, winning by two wickets in a tight match at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom.

AsifTheManRahman
April 4, 2009, 11:32 PM
I think it is a waste of time having the UAE/Canada and Oman in this competition, they have next to no native players so it does nothing to develop cricket in these countries, nepal, papua new guinea etc would of been better choices
Some second generation immigrants in Canada are more Canadian than the average Canadian, so it's unfair to have them sit out based on the existence of epidermal pigment.

Rifat
April 4, 2009, 11:34 PM
Some second generation immigrants in Canada are more Canadian than the average Canadian, so it's unfair to have them sit out based on the existence of epidermal pigment.

it's all because of Russel Peters ;)

Xavier
April 5, 2009, 03:17 AM
Update!

Match Results & Scorecards
Group A


GROUP A P W T NR L Pts NRR
Ireland 3 3 0 0 0 6 2.01
Canada 3 3 0 0 0 6 1.74
Scotland 3 2 0 0 1 4 0.13
Uganda 3 1 0 0 2 2 -0.71
Namibia 3 0 0 0 3 0 -1.47
Oman 3 0 0 0 3 0 -1.52


</PRE>

Ireland beat Scotland by 7 wickets, Willowmoore Park, Benoni, 1 April. [Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CWCQ2009/DATABASE/RESULTS/SCORECARDS/IRESCO.shtml)]
Uganda beat Namibia by 6 wickets, Stan Friedman Oval, Krugersdorp, 1 April. [Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CWCQ2009/DATABASE/RESULTS/SCORECARDS/NAMUGA.shtml)]
Canada beat Oman by 103 runs, LC de Villiers Oval, Pretoria, 1 April. [Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CWCQ2009/DATABASE/RESULTS/SCORECARDS/CANOMA.shtml)]
Scotland beat Namibia by 72 runs, LC de Villiers Oval, Pretoria, 2 April. [Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CWCQ2009/DATABASE/RESULTS/SCORECARDS/NAMSCO.shtml)]
Ireland beat Oman by 116 runs, Stan Friedman Oval, Krugersdorp, 2 April. [Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CWCQ2009/DATABASE/RESULTS/SCORECARDS/IREOMA.shtml)]
Canada beat Uganda by 5 wickets, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2 April. [Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CWCQ2009/DATABASE/RESULTS/SCORECARDS/CANUGA.shtml)]
Ireland beat Uganda by 6 wickets, Stan Friedman Oval, Krugersdorp, 4 April. [Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CWCQ2009/DATABASE/RESULTS/SCORECARDS/IREUGA.shtml)]
Scotland beat Oman by 9 runs, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 4 April. [Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CWCQ2009/DATABASE/RESULTS/SCORECARDS/OMASCO.shtml)]
Canada beat Namibia by 141 runs runs, LC de Villiers Oval, Pretoria, 4 April. [Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CWCQ2009/DATABASE/RESULTS/SCORECARDS/CANNAM.shtml)]
Match Results & Scorecards
Group B


GROUP B P W T NR L Pts NRR
Kenya 3 2 0 0 1 4 1.99
Netherlands 3 2 0 0 1 4 0.35
Afghanistan 3 2 0 0 1 4 -0.20
UAE 3 2 0 0 1 4 -1.07
Bermuda 3 1 0 0 2 2 -0.18
Denmark 3 0 0 0 3 0 -0.75


</PRE>

Netherlands beat Kenya by 7 wickets, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, 1 April. [Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CWCQ2009/DATABASE/RESULTS/SCORECARDS/KENNED.shtml)]
UAE beat Bermuda by 4 wickets, Absa Puk Oval, Potchefstroom, 1 April. [Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CWCQ2009/DATABASE/RESULTS/SCORECARDS/BERUAE.shtml)]
Afghanistan beat Denmark by 5 wickets, Isak Steyl Stadium, Vanderbijlpark, 1 April. [Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CWCQ2009/DATABASE/RESULTS/SCORECARDS/AFGDEN.shtml)]
Afghanistan beat Bermuda by 60 runs, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, 2 April. [Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CWCQ2009/DATABASE/RESULTS/SCORECARDS/AFGBER.shtml)]
Netherlands beat Denmark by 7 wickets, Absa Puk Oval, Potchefstroom, 2 April. [Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CWCQ2009/DATABASE/RESULTS/SCORECARDS/DENNED.shtml)]
Kenya beat UAE by 9 wickets, Isak Steyl Stadium, Vanderbijlpark, 2 April. [Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CWCQ2009/DATABASE/RESULTS/SCORECARDS/KENUAE.shtml)]
UAE beat Netherlands by 2 wickets, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, 4 April. [Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CWCQ2009/DATABASE/RESULTS/SCORECARDS/NEDUAE.shtml)]
Bermuda beat Denmark by 9 wickets, Isak Steyl Stadium, Vanderbijlpark, 4 April. [Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CWCQ2009/DATABASE/RESULTS/SCORECARDS/BERDEN.shtml)]
Kenya beat Afghanistan by 107 runs, Absa Puk Oval, Potchefstroom, 4 April. [Scorecard (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CWCQ2009/DATABASE/RESULTS/SCORECARDS/AFGKEN.shtml)]

Xavier
April 5, 2009, 03:21 AM
UAE beating Netherlands was quite a big surprise, and it looks like Danmark and Bermuda are the 2 teams to be eliminated in Group B.
Namibia are the big disappointment in Group A, as they were expected to perform well after reaching Intercontinental Cup final (losing to Ireland).

Tomorrow is the 4th day of play!

al Furqaan
April 5, 2009, 07:50 AM
couple intersting things to realize:

Cricket Europe website is very good. in fact, a more appropriate name for it would be Cricket Associates, because they cover all non-Test teams' exploits fairly equally.

CE also has their own OD rankings tables for ALL associate and affiliate teams based on the ICC ODI rankings. interestingly, kenya don't even rank in the top 3, despite winning WCL D1 championship 2 years ago.

Purbasha T
April 5, 2009, 01:11 PM
couple intersting things to realize:

Cricket Europe website is very good. in fact, a more appropriate name for it would be Cricket Associates, because they cover all non-Test teams' exploits fairly equally.

CE also has their own OD rankings tables for ALL associate and affiliate teams based on the ICC ODI rankings. interestingly, kenya don't even rank in the top 3, despite winning WCL D1 championship 2 years ago.

lol, racist!

nzfan
April 6, 2009, 05:29 AM
UAE hammering Denmark into the dust currently 296/3 off 41 overs


Good to see it is the dubai born player doing it (164 off 117 balls with 17 fours and 8 sixes)

Purbasha T
April 6, 2009, 12:53 PM
UAE hammering Denmark into the dust currently 296/3 off 41 overs


Good to see it is the dubai born player doing it (164 off 117 balls with 17 fours and 8 sixes)

So did Denmark in reply but they bundled out in 45 overs 267 (there were 233/4 after 37; imagine) against 379 of UAE after 50 overs; damn it must've been a bang bang game.

patriot
April 6, 2009, 02:20 PM
Our own Enamul Hoque-Moni is umpiring at the qualifiers too . Good Luck Moni .

The matter was reported by on-field umpires Enamul Hoque-Moni and Ian Howell, and third umpire Jeff Luck, to Roshan Mahanama, the match referee, who had convened the hearing. Also present were Arshad, who pleaded guilty to the charge of attempting to influence the umpire's decision, UAE captain Khurram Khan and team manager Mohammad Lokhandwala.

Tigers_eye
April 7, 2009, 01:53 PM
<TABLE class=editorialTable3><CAPTION>Group A</CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=head><TH class=left>Team</TH><TH width=40>Mat</TH><TH width=40>Won</TH><TH width=40>Lost</TH><TH width=40>Tied</TH><TH width=40>N/R</TH><TH width=40>Pts</TH><TH>Net RR</TH><TH>For</TH><TH>Against</TH></TR></THEAD><TBODY><TR class=row1><TD class=left>Ireland </TD><TD>4</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>8</TD><TD>+1.763</TD><TD>901/159.4</TD><TD>776/200.0</TD></TR><TR class=row2><TD class=left>Canada </TD><TD>4</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>6</TD><TD>+1.105</TD><TD>1018/197.0</TD><TD>776/191.0</TD></TR><TR class=row1><TD class=left>Scotland </TD><TD>4</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>6</TD><TD>+0.349</TD><TD>982/200.0</TD><TD>856/187.4</TD></TR><TR class=row2><TD class=left>Namibia </TD><TD>4</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>-0.505</TD><TD>891/200.0</TD><TD>992/200.0</TD></TR><TR class=row1><TD class=left>Uganda </TD><TD>4</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>-0.737</TD><TD>784/200.0</TD><TD>829/178.0</TD></TR><TR class=row2><TD class=left>Oman </TD><TD>4</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>-1.735</TD><TD>750/200.0</TD><TD>1097/200.0</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
<TABLE class=editorialTable3><CAPTION>Group B</CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=head><TH class=left>Team</TH><TH width=40>Mat</TH><TH width=40>Won</TH><TH width=40>Lost</TH><TH width=40>Tied</TH><TH width=40>N/R</TH><TH width=40>Pts</TH><TH>Net RR</TH><TH>For</TH><TH>Against</TH></TR></THEAD><TBODY><TR class=row1><TD class=left>Kenya </TD><TD>4</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>6</TD><TD>+1.647</TD><TD>869/157.2</TD><TD>761/196.2</TD></TR><TR class=row2><TD class=left>Netherlands </TD><TD>4</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>6</TD><TD>+0.368</TD><TD>967/185.4</TD><TD>964/199.1</TD></TR><TR class=row1><TD class=left>U.A.E. </TD><TD>4</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>6</TD><TD>-0.256</TD><TD>916/196.2</TD><TD>799/162.2</TD></TR><TR class=row2><TD class=left>Afghanistan </TD><TD>4</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>-0.255</TD><TD>823/196.2</TD><TD>873/196.2</TD></TR><TR class=row1><TD class=left>Bermuda </TD><TD>4</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>-0.231</TD><TD>785/188.1</TD><TD>846/192.1</TD></TR><TR class=row2><TD class=left>Denmark </TD><TD>4</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>-1.212</TD><TD>873/200.0</TD><TD>990/177.3</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

Dhruvo
April 7, 2009, 07:18 PM
Thats disappointing, I really wanted the afghans to come out on top of everyone else.

Abid_Khan
April 7, 2009, 08:35 PM
Yeah afghans had all the spotlight on them

akabir77
April 8, 2009, 11:14 AM
hey can some one tell me where is this years venu at?

Mridul
April 8, 2009, 11:28 AM
hey can some one tell me where is this years venu at?


South Africa

akabir77
April 8, 2009, 11:32 AM
South Africa

thanks

Tigers_eye
April 8, 2009, 12:16 PM
The stage have moved to the super 8. Each team will play four games. Up hill battle for Afganistan. They will face Ireland, Scotland, Canada and Namibia. Even though mathematically it is possible for them to get to the top six but in reality it is all over for them. UAE, current #6 carried over 4 points to Afgan's zero.

Unbelievable match Uganda vs Oman.
1st Uganda scored 298/5 in 50 overs.

Oman's openers came out swinging. They scored 49 runs in first 3 overs. :) then a colapse ;) 49/0 to 88/4. Then Farhan Khan came to bat. he scored 95 in 47 balls??? got out. 10 4s and 7 6s lol. When he left Oman was 191/7 in 21 overs. Crazy. Still 107 runs required with only 3 wickets in hand. Then captain Mehta and Amir (another bowler) Took them to 276/8 in 33.1 overs. The captain got out when the score was tied. Oman 9 down, lol. They won by 1 wicket with almost 13 overs to spare. Had Uganda won the match they would have gone to the super 8. They were so close yet...

+++
<TABLE class=editorialTable3><CAPTION>Super Eight</CAPTION><THEAD><TR class=head><TH class=left>Team</TH><TH width=40>Mat</TH><TH width=40>Won</TH><TH width=40>Lost</TH><TH width=40>Tied</TH><TH width=40>N/R</TH><TH width=40>Pts</TH><TH>Net RR</TH><TH>For</TH><TH>Against</TH></TR></THEAD><TBODY><TR class=row1><TD class=left>Ireland </TD><TD>3</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>6</TD><TD>+0.984</TD><TD>670/123.4</TD><TD>665/150.0</TD></TR><TR class=row2><TD class=left>Kenya </TD><TD>3</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>+1.991</TD><TD>609/112.2</TD><TD>502/146.2</TD></TR><TR class=row1><TD class=left>Canada </TD><TD>3</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>+1.692</TD><TD>791/150.0</TD><TD>505/141.0</TD></TR><TR class=row2><TD class=left>Netherlands </TD><TD>3</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>+0.234</TD><TD>721/142.4</TD><TD>719/149.1</TD></TR><TR class=row1><TD class=left>U.A.E. </TD><TD>3</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>-1.183</TD><TD>604/146.3</TD><TD>596/112.2</TD></TR><TR class=row2><TD class=left>Scotland </TD><TD>3</TD><TD>1</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>2</TD><TD>-0.912</TD><TD>603/150.0</TD><TD>679/137.4</TD></TR><TR class=row1><TD class=left>Afghanistan </TD><TD>3</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>-1.000</TD><TD>630/150.0</TD><TD>747/143.4</TD></TR><TR class=row2><TD class=left>Namibia </TD><TD>3</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>3</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>0</TD><TD>-1.617</TD><TD>585/150.0</TD><TD>800/145.0</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

al Furqaan
April 8, 2009, 01:51 PM
UAE hammering Denmark into the dust currently 296/3 off 41 overs


Good to see it is the dubai born player doing it (164 off 117 balls with 17 fours and 8 sixes)

amjad javed, born in dubai, but of immigrant pakistani parentage for sure.

not an acutal "emiratian" arab. so not really a native :D

al Furqaan
April 8, 2009, 01:53 PM
afghans are in 7th position. they just need to out do scotland to get ODI status.

but that means they have to win 2 games more than scotland which looks unlikely, unless they win one game more and beat them on NRR.

Tigers_eye
April 8, 2009, 02:27 PM
afghans are in 7th position. they just need to out do scotland to get ODI status.

but that means they have to win 2 games more than scotland which looks unlikely, unless they win one game more and beat them on NRR.
They will play Scotland and Namibia. They must beat Scotland in order to have any chance. I am still not sure if they can beat Namibia even. So as it looks like the top five is almost certain. The bottom three will fight for one spot.

Purbasha T
April 8, 2009, 04:32 PM
How many teams from these qualifiers will make it to World Cup again? 4 or 6?

Shehwar
April 8, 2009, 07:00 PM
How many teams from these qualifiers will make it to World Cup again? 4 or 6?

4 ...

al Furqaan
April 8, 2009, 08:37 PM
They will play Scotland and Namibia. They must beat Scotland in order to have any chance. I am still not sure if they can beat Namibia even. So as it looks like the top five is almost certain. The bottom three will fight for one spot.

well, the afghans have batted reasonably well this tourney. even posting 250+ against UAE. its just their bowling has been weak.

i think they have a shot against scotland. this isn't the same scotland team (strength wise) that won the ICC intercontinental cup or that were runners up in the WCL tourney. their 6th place spot proves that. it will be tough, but a winnable game for the afghans. i give them 7-1 odds.

namibia should be a team the afghans can win. again, they can easily lose both. but regardless of the outcome, its been a great run.

Zeeshan
April 8, 2009, 08:42 PM
what's the deal w/everyone rooting for the afghans?

Tigers_eye
April 9, 2009, 08:20 AM
well, the afghans have batted reasonably well this tourney. even posting 250+ against UAE. its just their bowling has been weak.

i think they have a shot against scotland. this isn't the same scotland team (strength wise) that won the ICC intercontinental cup or that were runners up in the WCL tourney. their 6th place spot proves that. it will be tough, but a winnable game for the afghans. i give them 7-1 odds.

namibia should be a team the afghans can win. again, they can easily lose both. but regardless of the outcome, its been a great run.
Then again Both Scots and Namibia eyes the games against Afgan as winnable and fancy their chances.

al Furqaan
April 9, 2009, 12:49 PM
Then again Both Scots and Namibia eyes the games against Afgan as winnable and fancy their chances.

anything can happen in cricket, more so in minnow cricket,

Ajfar
April 9, 2009, 03:26 PM
what's the deal w/everyone rooting for the afghans?

osamar bhoyee..

Rommel
April 9, 2009, 03:54 PM
osamar bhoyee..

:floor::floor::floor::floor::floor:

Purbasha T
April 9, 2009, 05:08 PM
osamar bhoyee..

:-D

MohammedC
April 11, 2009, 08:43 AM
Canada on course against Kenya

Scorecard (http://content.cricinfo.com/iccwcq2009/engine/current/match/390231.html)

Ireland are in spot of bother against Afghans. Irisih need 87 of 12 overs with 5 wickets in hand. Before I could post thius comment Kevin O'brien cuts loose with 6 and 4

Scorecard (http://content.cricinfo.com/iccwcq2009/engine/current/match/390233.html)

Other 2 matches Namibia is thrashing UAE. Scotland v Ntherlands are evenly poised.

Russell2k7
April 11, 2009, 10:51 AM
Afghanistan beat Ireland in a supereight match.

AsifTheManRahman
April 11, 2009, 11:32 AM
Apparently, Hamid Hassan is the fastest bowler in the competition. Where does that put him - around the 130 kph mark?

Xavier
April 11, 2009, 11:43 AM
Afghanistan beat Ireland in a supereight match.

This is absolutely stunning result! Ireland is currently the best associate team and I wonder what the Afghans can do next... can they reach 6th place and get ODI status?
Or even qualify to the world cup???

Super Eight Table

P W L Pts NRR
Canada 4 3 1 6 1.77
Ireland 4 3 1 6 0.57
Kenya 4 2 2 4 1.07
Netherlands 4 2 2 4 0.02
Scotland 4 2 2 4 -0.53
UAE 4 2 2 4 -1.15
Afghanistan 4 1 3 2 -0.63
Namibia 4 1 3 2 -0.96</PRE>

MohammedC
April 11, 2009, 11:47 AM
P W L Pts NRR
Canada 4 3 1 6 1.77
Ireland 4 3 1 6 0.57
Kenya 4 2 2 4 1.07
Netherlands 4 2 2 4 0.02
Scotland 4 2 2 4 -0.53
UAE 4 2 2 4 -1.15
Afghanistan 4 1 3 2 -0.63
Namibia 4 1 3 2 -0.96

The advatage Ireland had going in to super 8 has just disappeared after loosing to bottom of the table Afghans.

Irelands next game against UAE is really important. Looking at the table it seems Ireland are in deep pressure from other teams.

al Furqaan
April 11, 2009, 03:01 PM
Apparently, Hamid Hassan is the fastest bowler in the competition. Where does that put him - around the 130 kph mark?


you're underestimating the pace of associates. the fastest associate bowlers can prolly reach 140 kph. don't know how fast hassan is, but if he really is that quick (i think an bermuda player mentioned his pace) then he's prolly around 140 k at his peak.

prolly a consistent 135 k bowler...but even odoyo clocks 130 k.

al Furqaan
April 11, 2009, 03:03 PM
anything can happen in cricket, more so in minnow cricket,

indeed.

great win by the afghans. they beat he #1 associate side, a team that was until recently, ranked higher than zimbabwe even.

WC spot will be next to impossible as they are still in 7th position. but this should help them get ODI status.

Rifat
April 11, 2009, 03:36 PM
if Afghanistan indeed does get ODI Status, we should invite them to Bangladesh for some series :)

Rifat
April 11, 2009, 03:40 PM
http://content.cricinfo.com/iccwcq2009/content/current/player/311427.html

al Furqaan
April 11, 2009, 05:00 PM
the afghan cricket facebook group has grown steadily. when i joined a week back, it had less than 400 members, and now over 600.

popularity is there...just have to nurture it.

nzfan
April 13, 2009, 05:14 AM
If you go to the cricket europe website you can see highlights of the matches

H. Hassan looks like he bowls pretty damn fast, Irish batsmen looked clueless


Afghans 185/2 off 38 against Canada, would be great if they pulled off another one

Purbasha T
April 13, 2009, 07:25 AM
If you go to the cricket europe website you can see highlights of the matches

H. Hassan looks like he bowls pretty damn fast, Irish batsmen looked clueless


Afghans 185/2 off 38 against Canada, would be great if they pulled off another one

Hey, thanks man; that site (http://www.cricketeurope4.net/) was kool :-D

And latest score, Afg: 265/8 and After a blistering start, Canada: 67/1 (After 8.1 ov); Dangerman Rizwan Cheema is still there.....Afganistan can't afford to let this game go; the other two though are easier than the first two they played, if they don't win all the matches left, it will be critical.

Purbasha T
April 13, 2009, 07:27 AM
And Rizwan's gone, it's 67/2 After 9.2..............c'mon, Afghanistan.

nzfan
April 13, 2009, 07:46 AM
It doesnt really matter if they dont make it to the world cup, just getting ODi status would be such an incredible effort considering may 2008 they were in division 5!

Xavier
April 13, 2009, 07:52 AM
Kenya 178/10
Scotland 53/3 (16 0vers)

Afghanistan 265-8
Canada 92-2 (14.0 overs)

follow live scores here:
http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CWCQ2009/index.shtml

Purbasha T
April 13, 2009, 08:01 AM
Can 96/3 against Afg after 16.3 overs...........lol, i'm following Afg just the way I follow BD, lol. Maybe this is what is called ''Dudher Shaad Ghole Mishano'' - Anyone know the english version of this proverb? :-D

nzfan
April 13, 2009, 08:08 AM
Can 96/3 against Afg after 16.3 overs...........lol, i'm following Afg just the way I follow BD, lol. Maybe this is what is called ''Dudher Shaad Ghole Mishano'' - Anyone know the english version of this proverb? :-D

You love following the underdog, best thing for world cricket it is to see the Afghans doing this and who knows cricket could be something which brings that war torn country together. Countries like Ireland and Kenya probably will never get test status because of the population, population and love of the game is why Bangladesh where given test status as soon as possible

Purbasha T
April 13, 2009, 09:56 AM
You love following the underdog, best thing for world cricket it is to see the Afghans doing this and who knows cricket could be something which brings that war torn country together. Countries like Ireland and Kenya probably will never get test status because of the population, population and love of the game is why Bangladesh where given test status as soon as possible

True said.........and we're ready for a tense finale. Canada needs 20 to win from 18 balls and 6 wkts remaining, oh god!:(

Tiger444
April 13, 2009, 10:01 AM
Canada will win but yet again an impressive showing from the Afghans

Tiger444
April 13, 2009, 10:02 AM
the Kenya and Scotland match looks very exciting..gona be a tight finish!!

Purbasha T
April 13, 2009, 10:05 AM
And Afg lose.......hooooooohooooooooooo :(......amar gayeeee joto dukkhoooo shoy.......:(

Xavier
April 13, 2009, 10:33 AM
So this is the table now:

Super Eight Table

...............P ..W L ..Pts NRR
Canada ......5 ..4 1 ..8 ..1.39
Ireland .......5 ..4 1 ..8 ..0.90
Kenya ........5 ..3 2 ..6 ..0.92
Netherlands .5 ..3 2 ..6 ..0.10
Scotland .....5 ..2 3 ..4 ..-0.51
UAE ..........5 ..2 3 ..4 ..-1.39
Afghanistan .5 ..1 4 ..2 ..-0.55
Namibia .....5 ..1 4 ..2 ..-0.85


</PRE>It looks like Canada, Ireland, Kenya and Holland will be qualified to the world cup.
Afghanistan v Scotland next wednesday will be the key match for the Afghans to reach ODI status.

AsifTheManRahman
April 13, 2009, 12:50 PM
Well it was expected that the Afghans weren't gonna make it all the way this time, but the way they have handled the big-shot associates deserves recognition. We knew they had the stamina, but they've shown that they have the skills too.

al Furqaan
April 13, 2009, 02:37 PM
getting into the top 4 was realistically not really possible. but come 2013, i'd put my money of the afghans. i really hope they beat scotland - its possible, scotland doesn't appear as strong as they have been in the past. and if UAE loses their next 2 games, AFG has a great shot at getting that last ODI spot.

cowardly eendian and paki lobby changed the WC format and only 4 teams make the cup now. of course that system has its merits as well, but a cowardly move nonetheless...

Purbasha T
April 13, 2009, 02:39 PM
I guess still Afghanistan has a chance to qualfiy mathematically, and that is practically not impossible. I would expect Canada, Ireland and Kenya to win all of their own respective matches and go through (so doesn't matter who wins the Ken vs Ire match). Therefore, the only three matches that would affect Afghanistan would be their own two versus Namibia (which I expect Afg should win) and Scotland AND also Scotland vs UAE. Now Afghanistan undoubtedly has to win their own two matches and also Scotland has to lose to UAE. And if that happens, then considering the current NRR situation, Afghanistan has every possibilty to go through. But still Afg has got to make sure they beat at least Namibia by a large margin.......fingers crossed!!!

Russell2k7
April 13, 2009, 06:23 PM
damn bermuda uganda both scored like over 350

MohammedC
April 13, 2009, 07:33 PM
damn bermuda uganda both scored like over 350

Bermudan chased 350+. They must have been on drugs......:shh:sorry did not meant to say that

nzfan
April 13, 2009, 10:37 PM
It was hemp that did it, scored 3 centuries in the tournament I think

Xavier
April 15, 2009, 05:59 AM
4th day of play:

Afghanistan 257/6 (47 ov.)
Scotland
http://content.cricinfo.com/iccwcq2009/engine/current/match/390243.html

Xavier
April 15, 2009, 06:03 AM
Big score by Namibia on Kenya!
305/10 (49.5 ov.)

Xavier
April 15, 2009, 06:06 AM
Canada only score 194 all out against UAE. There could be some big surprises today!

Xavier
April 15, 2009, 06:14 AM
Innings break:

Netherlands 222 (50.0 ov)
Ireland

Afghanistan 279 (50.0 ov)
Scotland

a good total for Afghanistan, it could be enough for a crucial win.

nzfan
April 15, 2009, 06:32 AM
So I pitched it short, and the keeper went back a bit. And he kept going back. I pitched it up and hit some of them on the toes - four were injured. I finished with something like 2 for 8 from six or seven overs. When I finished the game, this friendly old man called me over. 'Come here, son. How old are you? What are you doing?' he asked. I was 19 or something. He said: 'Why are you bowling in these shoes? You have to try spikes'. I had only ever bowled in flat trainers. And he said I should come and learn cricket in England.

This was Hassan when he was 19 against the MCC

Purbasha T
April 15, 2009, 07:39 AM
So far so goooood for Afghanistan; they seem to be winning easily against Scotland...and vitally Netherlands is likely to lose against Ireland; Though UAE winning against Canada is a bad thing for Afg....But anyway, even if that happens, still possible!

nzfan
April 15, 2009, 07:46 AM
And Namibia absolutly destoying Kenya

Namibia scored 300+ and Kenya 51/5 so far

Purbasha T
April 15, 2009, 09:20 AM
And now have a look at the current points table, it's intriguing, which means any of all the bottom 6 teams have chances to go through. BANG!......And so does Afghanistan, BUT before that, they've to beat Scotland as the match is drawing to a tense finale with 50:50 situation.

Purbasha T
April 15, 2009, 09:45 AM
ANd the match has swung towards AFG, Scotland : 210/6 After 43.1 needs 70 more runs from 41 balls and 4 wickets remaining.

Purbasha T
April 15, 2009, 11:20 AM
And AFG has won it. Now the final equation is simple.
(1) Afghanistan has to beat Namibia;
(2) And any 2 of Kenya, UAE and Netherlands have to lose their respective last match.

Murad
April 15, 2009, 01:55 PM
<TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=286 align=center><TBODY><TR><TD class=txtHeader>Friday's final furlong</TD></TR><TR><TD class=dotSep vAlign=center></TD></TR><TR><TD>

For Afghanistan to reach the final six, and gain ODI status, they need to beat Namibia on Friday.
If Scotland are to retain their ODI status, they have to beat UAE.
Should Namibia beat Afghanistan, they will finish in the top six and receive international status
</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

al Furqaan
April 15, 2009, 04:20 PM
wow...what a spicy hot tourney this has turned out to be...

i really hope the afghans make it, if not them, then the namibians. UAE has no native talent, although i guess brown people are so common there u can consider them "natives" as the whites in namibia.

what a tourney!

and i'm not sure to laugh or cry when kenya loses to namibia by 201 runs!!!!

Ishtylish cricketer
April 15, 2009, 06:53 PM
Albeit late but I think it is time for me to jump on the Afghan bandwagon. According to an article on cricinfo, one of their pacers, Hamid Hassan can bowl upto 90mph. That's faster than Mash's top speed.

al Furqaan
April 15, 2009, 07:05 PM
Albeit late but I think it is time for me to jump on the Afghan bandwagon. According to an article on cricinfo, one of their pacers, Hamid Hassan can bowl upto 90mph. That's faster than Mash's top speed.

equal to mash's top speed :)

at any rate, don't underestimate the athleticism of the afghans, be they tajik/pashtu/whatever else.

the top muslim athletes in nashville are all afghans...absolutely diesel some of those guys!

Nadim
April 16, 2009, 12:40 AM
[QUOTE=al Furqaan;846128]wow...what a spicy hot tourney this has turned out to be...

i really hope the afghans make it, if not them, then the namibians. UAE has no native talent, although i guess brown people are so common there u can consider them "natives" as the whites in namibia.

what a tourney!

and i'm not sure to laugh or cry when kenya loses to namibia by 201 runs!!!![QUOTE]
:lol:

auntu
April 16, 2009, 04:36 AM
<table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="286"><tbody><tr><td class="txtHeader">Friday's final furlong</td></tr><tr><td class="dotSep" valign="center"></td></tr><tr><td>

For Afghanistan to reach the final six, and gain ODI status, they need to beat Namibia on Friday.
If Scotland are to retain their ODI status, they have to beat UAE.
Should Namibia beat Afghanistan, they will finish in the top six and receive international status

</td></tr></tbody></table>

I'm Praying for Afgan to win against Namibia. Having bloody days in their own own country they need some success.

Scots are in the verge of loosing their ODI status..!

nzfan
April 16, 2009, 05:10 AM
My countrymen are useless aren't they? :) They should stick to soccer

Nadim
April 16, 2009, 05:53 AM
i want kenya to loose in the next match..they r becoming useless day-by-day

nzfan
April 16, 2009, 06:54 AM
Kenyass heyday is over

They were going to be the next test nation, after the world cup in 2003 they played in the west indies domestic competition to get ready for test status, but board trouble and lack on interest from the public in Kenya ruined it

Tikolo will retire soon as well

Murad
April 16, 2009, 01:20 PM
My countrymen are useless aren't they? :) They should stick to soccer

Who are they? Which team are you talking about?

nzfan
April 16, 2009, 04:05 PM
Who are they? Which team are you talking about?

Scotland, My Dad etc were all born there it's like the "home" country

RazabQ
April 16, 2009, 04:59 PM
Yeah, Scots picked a lousy time to bottle it ...

Rommel
April 16, 2009, 08:44 PM
Hoping the Afghans can finish the drill and get ODI status...

Nadim
April 16, 2009, 08:48 PM
2day fixture...
09:30 local, 07:30 GMT 48th Match, Super Eight - Ireland v Kenya
LC de Villiers Oval, Pretoria

Fri 17
09:30 local, 07:30 GMT 49th Match, Super Eight - Afghanistan v Namibia
Stan Friedman Oval, Krugersdorp

Fri 17
09:30 local, 07:30 GMT 50th Match, Super Eight - Canada v Netherlands

I badly want Ireland to destroy Kenya's dream.

Xavier
April 17, 2009, 09:39 AM
Afghanistan beat Namibia and get ODI status!
http://www.cricketeurope4.net/LIVE/CHANNELS/5/live.shtml

Kenya are 175/4 (45.2 ov.) against Ireland chasing 209!
http://www.cricketeurope4.net/LIVE/CHANNELS/2/commentary.shtml

Purbasha T
April 17, 2009, 10:48 AM
Oh! Afg din't make it to the WC...anyway, still brilliant achievement; now me and my afghan mate will both have reasons to go for a cricket match hopefully if BD plays Afg somewhere. :D....and, ye; good for Scotland; they survived in the ODI status battle.

Rabz
April 17, 2009, 12:06 PM
Yeayyy....go the Afghans...
ODI status!! wow!! thats a great achievment....

Bring 'em on i say....
lets play a 3 match ODI series against them.

al Furqaan
April 17, 2009, 02:56 PM
BCB should invite the afghans for a 3 match ODI series in khulna and bogra and fatullah.

Dhruvo
April 17, 2009, 03:02 PM
What determination shown by the afghans! congratulations Afghanistan. I agree with rabz and al furqaan bhaiya, we should invite them for a 3 match series and maybe a few t20s as well.

al Furqaan
April 19, 2009, 12:00 PM
from division 5, to 5th in WCQT...super journey. only one place behind kenya and just one spot away from a WC berth. cracking into the that top 4 spot will be tough, but possible in 4 years time.

we should perhaps arrange 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is with afghanista, they would prolly beat us in the T20 version of the game!