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Afghanistan and Zimbabwe confident ahead of tournament Afghanistan and Zimbabwe confident ahead of tournament ZZZZ11:26 pmZZZZ
Afghanistan will be banking on their Rashid Khan-led spin attack to do wonders while Zimbabwe will be looking to take advantage of home conditions when they turn out in next month’s World Cup Qualifier.
Scotland and Netherlands aiming high Scotland and Netherlands aiming high ZZZZ1:13 amZZZZ
The Netherlands and Scotland will be aiming to carry their form from the World Cricket League Championship and upset some apple-carts in Zimbabwe as they aim to qualify for the World Cup.
Myburgh blow for Netherlands Myburgh blow for Netherlands ZZZZ4:44 amZZZZ
The Netherlands World Cup Qualification hopes have been dealt a severe blow with the news that opener Stephan Myburgh has been ruled out of the tournament.
Hong Kong and PNG relying on individual brilliance Hong Kong and PNG relying on individual brilliance ZZZZ2:01 amZZZZ
Some fine individual performances at the ICup and the World Cricket League would give Hong Kong and PNG hope as they get ready to challenge more fancied oppositions in a bid to make it to the World Cup.
Zimbabwe counting on home support Zimbabwe counting on home support ZZZZ11:46 pmZZZZ
Zimbabwe will be looking to their passionate home support to help them secure one of the two World Cup qualification spots next month.
Afghanistan confident of qualification Afghanistan confident of qualification ZZZZ10:54 pmZZZZ
Afghanistan are in a confident mood and fully focused on qualifying for the World Cup for the entire Afghan nation, which will be right behind them during the Qualifier.
Scotland defeated the UAE in the final of the 2014 World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand.
Scotland defeated the UAE in the final of the 2014 World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand. ©ICC

Group A
                        P  Pts     NRR
Ireland                 0    0    0.000
Netherlands             0    0    0.000
Papua New Guinea        0    0    0.000
West Indies             0    0    0.000
                        0    0    0.000
Group B
                        P  Pts     NRR
Afghanistan             0    0    0.000
Hong Kong               0    0    0.000
Scotland                0    0    0.000
Zimbabwe                0    0    0.000
                        0    0    0.000
Latest News
Ireland
Raman Lamba remembered Raman Lamba remembered ZZZZ11:50 pmZZZZ
On this day twenty years ago in February 1998, the tragic news filtered through that Raman Lamba had been killed after being struck on the head while fielding close in during a league game in Bangladesh.
Rain halts Ireland's winning run Rain halts Ireland's winning run ZZZZ12:11 amZZZZ
Rain ended their game against Scotland which was abandoned just nine balls short of a result.
Thompson surprise inclusion as Irish injury niggles mount Thompson surprise inclusion as Irish injury niggles mount ZZZZ12:48 amZZZZ
Ireland’s warm-up clash with Scotland fell victim to the weather in Pretoria but the big news was the surprise naming of all-rounder Stuart Thompson on the team sheet.
Wilson fluent as Ireland win Wilson fluent as Ireland win ZZZZ7:48 amZZZZ
Andrew Balbirnie fell just three short of his century and, even more impressively, Gary Wilson ran out of runs, rather than time, dismissed for 89 with just four needed for victory.
Lewis calls for franchise cricket Lewis calls for franchise cricket ZZZZ11:44 pmZZZZ
The former Irish captain and more recently chairman of selectors, feels that the interprovincial structure must undergo a shakeup to benefit Irish cricket to its full capacity.
Joyce five wicket haul for Tasmania Joyce five wicket haul for Tasmania ZZZZ11:19 pmZZZZ
Isobel Joyce took five wickets for Tasmania Roar at the weekend but it wasn't enough to prevent her side sliding to defeat.
Busy summer lined up for Ireland Women Busy summer lined up for Ireland Women ZZZZ11:55 pmZZZZ
Plans for both New Zealand and Bangladesh to tour here, as well as the crucial T20 World Cup Qualifiers.
Hamilton upbeat despite Zimbabwe washouts Hamilton upbeat despite Zimbabwe washouts ZZZZ5:02 pmZZZZ
With the cancellation of the final T20, the Ireland Women’s team has completed its rain-affected tour of Zimbabwe.
Williamson leading Apex tour to UK Williamson leading Apex tour to UK ZZZZ2:07 amZZZZ
Apex Cricket Academy is embarking on its annual Winter training trip this coming weekend as 17 players aged from 13 to 18 will be immersed in cricket as they spend three days in Cardiff over the mid- term.
Knights well positioned to end Lightning stanglehold Knights well positioned to end Lightning stanglehold ZZZZ3:19 amZZZZ
2018 could well be the year that Leinster Lightning’s stranglehold on the interprovincial scene is finally broken.
Unions fury as U13 interpro tournament scrapped Unions fury as U13 interpro tournament scrapped ZZZZ4:00 amZZZZ
There has been widespread anger at Cricket Ireland's decision to scrap the Under 13 interpro tournament in a bizarre move by the governing body.
Lightning aim for another treble Lightning aim for another treble ZZZZ2:09 amZZZZ
New Lightning skipper George Dockrell is aiming for another treble as Lightning show an appetite for destruction over their interprovincial rivals.
Ireland name U13 squad Ireland name U13 squad ZZZZ4:34 amZZZZ
Eleven players from the Leinster Cricket Union, alongside six each from the Northern Cricket Union and the North West Cricket Union, make up the selection under new coach Callum Atkinson.
Stormont to host Irish and National Cup finals Stormont to host Irish and National Cup finals ZZZZ6:13 amZZZZ
Stormont will play host to both the finals of the Irish and National Cups in early September.
Ireland U17s to play Worcestershire Ireland U17s to play Worcestershire ZZZZ5:59 amZZZZ
Ireland Under 17's have lined up tours to both Worcestershire and Scotland this summer.
Ulster Plate draw Ulster Plate draw ZZZZ9:30 pmZZZZ
Holders CIYMS travel to Bonds Glen in the opening round of the Ulster Plate competition.
Ireland firming up World Cup Qualifier preparations Ireland firming up World Cup Qualifier preparations ZZZZ4:18 amZZZZ
ED Joyce and Andy McBrine return to the Ireland squad for their four-match tri-series with UAE and Scotland in Dubai next month, the first games under new head coach Graham Ford.
Joyce and McBrine return to Ireland squad Joyce and McBrine return to Ireland squad ZZZZ2:08 amZZZZ
Ed Joyce returns to the Ireland squad for a tri-series against Scotland and hosts UAE in Dubai next month.
Garth among the wickets as Sixers win again Garth among the wickets as Sixers win again ZZZZ2:08 amZZZZ
Kim Garth enjoyed another successful match as Sydney Sixers thrashed Hobart Hurricanes in the latest Big Bash game.
That was the year that was That was the year that was ZZZZ8:54 pmZZZZ
2017 was a memorable year for Irish cricket but more for events off the field than on it.
Garth back in Sixers colours Garth back in Sixers colours ZZZZ6:55 amZZZZ
Kim Garth has made a successful start to the ongoing Women's Big Bash League in Australia.
Stirling leads Kerala Kings to victory Stirling leads Kerala Kings to victory ZZZZ7:20 pmZZZZ
Paul Stirling and Eoin Morgan shared a century stand as Kerala Kings beat Punjabi Legends by 8 wickets to clinch the T10 crown.
Ireland name Academy squads Ireland name Academy squads ZZZZ5:52 amZZZZ
36 players have been named in the latest Ireland Senior and Emerging Academies for the year ahead. 21 of those are in the senior ranks, with five players gaining elevation from last year's Emerging squad.
Andrew White appointed head of selectors Andrew White appointed head of selectors ZZZZ3:36 amZZZZ
Andrew White has been appointed the Chair of National Men’s Selectors as Irish cricket embarks on what is destined to be an historic 2018.
Irish Senior and National cup draws Irish Senior and National cup draws ZZZZ9:21 pmZZZZ
The draws have taken place for both the opening rounds of the Irish Senior and National Cups.
Ireland name U19 World Cup squad Ireland name U19 World Cup squad ZZZZ1:57 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland have named their 15-man squad for next month’s Under 19 World Cup in New Zealand, keeping faith with the players that secured qualification.
Lewis and Garth to take part in the WBBL Lewis and Garth to take part in the WBBL ZZZZ10:13 pmZZZZ
Kim Garth and Gaby Lewis will be taking part in the ICC Rookie programme for the WBBL.
Under 15 and 17 winter training squads named Under 15 and 17 winter training squads named ZZZZ2:00 amZZZZ
Cricket Ireland have named both their Under 15 and 17 winter training squads ahead of a busy schedule in 2018.
Trio of resignations from Lightning Trio of resignations from Lightning ZZZZ7:48 amZZZZ
John Anderson has stepped down as the Lightning Captain. John has captained the team to two treble-winning seasons since taking over the reins from John Mooney at the start of the 2016 season.
Dockrell stars as Lightning beat Knights Dockrell stars as Lightning beat Knights ZZZZ12:19 amZZZZ
Leinster Lightning closed out the 2017 Inter-Provincial Series with a convincing 55-run (DLS) victory over Northern Knights at Rathmines.
Lightning ring the changes for dead rubber Lightning ring the changes for dead rubber ZZZZ12:31 amZZZZ
David and Gareth Delany as well as Stephen Doheny drafted into the Lightning squad for their last interpro game of the campaign.
Davey century helps Malahide beat Terenure in National Cup final Davey century helps Malahide beat Terenure in National Cup final ZZZZ2:11 pmZZZZ
Sean Davey's century led Malahide to their second National Cup as they beat Terenure by 17 runs in a thrilling at North County.
Waringstown win Irish Senior Cup - reaction Waringstown win Irish Senior Cup - reaction ZZZZ11:01 amZZZZ
“I adapted and did what I had to do.”
Far from a classic but Waringstown win Far from a classic but Waringstown win ZZZZ4:31 amZZZZ
IT WAS not the classic final that everyone predicted but Waringstown won’t give a jot after beating The Hills to win the Irish Cup for a record-equalling fifth time and pick up their third trophy of the season.
Rush and CSNI win All-Ireland trophies Rush and CSNI win All-Ireland trophies ZZZZ12:23 amZZZZ
Rush triumph against Instonians while CSNI beat St Johnston.
It's a wash out It's a wash out ZZZZ12:11 amZZZZ
No play was possible in the National Cup final.
National Cup up for grabs National Cup up for grabs ZZZZ12:29 amZZZZ
The 6th National Cup final takes place at Bready on Sunday and it's an all-Leinster clash between Malahide and Terenure.
Ireland and Hampshire share the spoils Ireland and Hampshire share the spoils ZZZZ1:18 amZZZZ
Ireland and Hampshire Under 17's again shared the spoils in their two T20 games at Belmont.
CIYMS win Ulster Plate CIYMS win Ulster Plate ZZZZ12:33 amZZZZ
CIYMS beat 2015 winners Brigade to claim their first Ulster Plate win in the final at Belmont.
Metcalfe century leads Instonians to U15 cup glory Metcalfe century leads Instonians to U15 cup glory ZZZZ9:48 amZZZZ
Oliver Metcalfe's brilliant century was the catalyst for Instonians winning the most dramatic All-Ireland Under 15 final as they beat YMCA by one run in a thrilling encounter at Claremont Road.
Double success for NCU clubs in All Ireland youth semi-finals Double success for NCU clubs in All Ireland youth semi-finals ZZZZ9:47 amZZZZ
There was double success for NCU clubs in the semi-finals of the U11 and U15 All-Ireland competitions with resounding wins for CSNI and Instonians.
Future of Ulster Shield in doubt Future of Ulster Shield in doubt ZZZZ12:21 amZZZZ
THE future of the Ulster Shield is in doubt following the apathy of clubs last week to take part in last Sunday’s Finals Day.
NCU retain U11 title with victory over North West NCU retain U11 title with victory over North West ZZZZ12:12 amZZZZ
A nine wicket victory over the North West in the final game of the series seals the title for the NCU.
NCU defeat Leinster in first 'Indoor' Interpro NCU defeat Leinster in first 'Indoor' Interpro ZZZZ11:07 amZZZZ
NCU win over LCU sets up what should be a decider versus North West.
Emphatic win for Leinster U11's Emphatic win for Leinster U11's ZZZZ1:08 amZZZZ
Leinster Under 11's started their interpro series with an emphatic 128-run win against the NW at Balbriggan.
Ulster Schools squad selected Ulster Schools squad selected ZZZZ3:31 amZZZZ
Stuart Nelson will captain Ulster Schools in next week's tour to Glasgow.
Irish Schools take on Ireland U17s Irish Schools take on Ireland U17s ZZZZ8:22 amZZZZ
Irish Schools will take on Ireland Under 17's in a 50-over contest at Campbell College in Belfast.
Irish Universities do the double Irish Universities do the double ZZZZ10:18 amZZZZ
A 43 run win over hosts Cambridge University today means that Ireland retain the Hone-MacGregor Trophy.
Irish Universities retain Celtic Cup Irish Universities retain Celtic Cup ZZZZ9:33 amZZZZ
The Irish Universities recorded a 38 run win over their Scottish counterparts in the Tri-Series encounter.
Irish Universities play in Fenners tournament Irish Universities play in Fenners tournament ZZZZ9:16 amZZZZ
Irish Universities will again take part in the annual Hone McGregor Tri Series in Cambridge.
Europe
Van Der Gugten gets Glamorgan contract extension Van Der Gugten gets Glamorgan contract extension ZZZZ1:09 amZZZZ
Netherlands speedster Timm van der Gugten has been give a boost ahead of the World Cup Qualifiers with the news that Glamorgan have extended his contract until the end of the 2020 season.
Dutch dominate Hong Kong Dutch dominate Hong Kong ZZZZ9:32 amZZZZ
The Netherlands romped to an emphatic seven-wicket win over Hong Kong in their latest tour match in Pretoria.
Coetzer treble winner at Scotland awards Coetzer treble winner at Scotland awards ZZZZ2:06 amZZZZ
Kyle Coetzer picked up three trophies in a low-key Cricket Scotland awards ceremony before their departure to prepare for the World Cup Qualifiers.
Greenock sign Saurabh Bandekar Greenock sign Saurabh Bandekar ZZZZ1:42 amZZZZ
Greenock have signed Indian all-rounder Saurabh Bandekar for the 2018 campaign.
Campbell happy despite Dutch defeat Campbell happy despite Dutch defeat ZZZZ12:52 amZZZZ
Netherlands Head Coach Ryan Campbell saw enough to be happy with parts of his side's performance against Ireland where they were competitive despite showing signs of rustiness after two months on the sidelines.
Carswell returning to Scotland Carswell returning to Scotland ZZZZ3:06 amZZZZ
Kari Carswell is returning to Scotland after a stint working in New Zealand with Northern Districts in Hamilton.
Barresi on the move to HBS Barresi on the move to HBS ZZZZ9:56 pmZZZZ
Netherlands wicket-keeper Wesley Barresi has made a controversial switch from Quick Haag to city rivals HBS for the 2018 season.
Scotland to play Ireland and UAE Scotland to play Ireland and UAE ZZZZ3:02 pmZZZZ
Scotland have confirmed fixtures against hosts UAE and Ireland in a tri-series next month.
Rippon blow for Netherlands? Rippon blow for Netherlands? ZZZZ7:24 pmZZZZ
The Netherlands World Cup qualification hopes look to have been dealt a blow with the news from New Zealand that Michael Rippon is set to miss the tournament in Zimbabwe next March.
Netherlands ODI status to be ratified in February Netherlands ODI status to be ratified in February ZZZZ6:46 pmZZZZ
The Netherlands ODI status is expected to be ratified by the ICC at a meeting in February, ahead of the Cricket World Cup qualifier.
Van Der Merwe to play in Hong Kong blitz Van Der Merwe to play in Hong Kong blitz ZZZZ6:42 pmZZZZ
Netherlands all-rounder Roelof van der Merwe has been snapped up for the 2018 Hong Kong T20 blitz.
Worldwide
Thailand secure ACC East final place Thailand secure ACC East final place ZZZZ9:40 amZZZZ
Hosts Thailand secure their place in the final of the ACC East Region T20.
Thailand and Bhutan win as ACC East tournament kicks off Thailand and Bhutan win as ACC East tournament kicks off ZZZZ9:52 amZZZZ
The Asian Cricket Council's 2018 tournament calendar gets underway in Thailand with the ACC East Region T20.
UAE book ticket to Zimbabwe with win over Namibia UAE book ticket to Zimbabwe with win over Namibia ZZZZ10:51 amZZZZ
The UAE secure their place in the World Cup Qualifier after a 19 run win over the hosts in Windhoek.
Karan KC the hero as Nepal pull of final over heist Karan KC the hero as Nepal pull of final over heist ZZZZ10:04 amZZZZ
Nepal are in the World Cup Qualifier after a 51 run final wicket partnership sees them pull off one of the greatest comebacks ever.
Kenya's relegation confirmed as Namibia set up final round decider Kenya's relegation confirmed as Namibia set up final round decider ZZZZ10:10 amZZZZ
Today's Namibia v Kenya match sees the latter's relegation to WCL3 confirmed.
Nepal join Canada out in front after another thriller Nepal join Canada out in front after another thriller ZZZZ9:54 amZZZZ
Nepal and Canada sit on top of the WCL2 table with 6 points each, but it's still all to play for.
Simmons appointed Afghanistan coach Simmons appointed Afghanistan coach ZZZZ10:27 pmZZZZ
Phil Simmons has been named as the new Head Coach of Afghanistan.
Afro T20 League collapses Afro T20 League collapses ZZZZ7:57 pmZZZZ
In an embarrassing twist, the inaugural Afro T20 league scheduled to take place in Uganda has collapsed.
Nepal T20 league launched Nepal T20 league launched ZZZZ8:07 pmZZZZ
Nepal's T20 competition got underway earlier this week with the launch of the Everest Premier League Twenty20.
Afro T20 league gets underway in Uganda Afro T20 league gets underway in Uganda ZZZZ7:34 pmZZZZ
Uganda has become the latest country to set up a T20 tournament with the ongoing Afro T20 scheduled to run until Saturday.
No results on final day as rain plays spoilsport No results on final day as rain plays spoilsport ZZZZ8:28 amZZZZ
Rain ensures that there are no results on the play-off day of World Cricket League Division 3 in Uganda.
Canada and Oman secure promotion Canada and Oman secure promotion ZZZZ7:34 amZZZZ
Canada and Oman have secured promotion to World Cricket League Division 2 today in Uganda.
Canada and Oman in pole position Canada and Oman in pole position ZZZZ1:15 amZZZZ
Canada and Oman just need wins on WCL3 final day to secure promotion.
Day three shake-up in Uganda Day three shake-up in Uganda ZZZZ11:35 pmZZZZ
It's all to play for after day three in Uganda with top and bottom of the table separated by just two points.
Jersey
Jersey interinsular squad Jersey interinsular squad ZZZZ3:04 amZZZZ
The match against Guernsey takes place on Saturday 26 August.
WCL5 squad announced WCL5 squad announced ZZZZ3:13 amZZZZ
The Jersey squad for the tournament next month in Benoni, South Africa.
Jersey Under 13 squad Jersey Under 13 squad ZZZZ6:52 amZZZZ
The squad travels to Ardingly College in Sussex next week for the Sussex CCC and Sport Arabia Festival involving Sussex, Dorset, Jersey and the Zayed Academy team.
Channel Islanders making inroads in England Channel Islanders making inroads in England ZZZZ12:04 amZZZZ
Jonty Jenner is named as England's 12th man, whilst Guernsey's Will Fazackerley plays for Leicestershire in the County Championship.
Under 19 World Cup
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India lift title with easy win over Australia India lift title with easy win over Australia ZZZZ3:34 amZZZZ
Opener Manjot Kalra produced a sparkling 101 not out as India scored a handsome eight-wicket victory over Australia.
South Africa beat Bangladesh South Africa beat Bangladesh ZZZZ1:15 amZZZZ
Fast bowlers Fraser Jones and Akhonya Mnyaka ripped through Bangladesh’s batting line-up as South Africa scored a comfortable eight-wicket victory at the John Davies Oval to finish fifth.
What now for Ireland U19's? What now for Ireland U19's? ZZZZ8:07 amZZZZ
The dust has settled on the Irish Under 19 World campaign and with the team currently en route back to Dublin from New Zealand, we take a look at how the campaign will be remembered.
Gill hits hundred as India crush Pakistan Gill hits hundred as India crush Pakistan ZZZZ6:57 amZZZZ
Shubman Gill produced a classy century in the face of some fine fast bowling as India marched into their sixth final at the U19 World Cup with a facile 203 runs victory over Pakistan.
Australia end Afghanistan dream Australia end Afghanistan dream ZZZZ7:04 amZZZZ
All-rounders Jack Edwards and Jonathan Merlo came up with determined performances as Australia kept themselves in line for a fourth title by registering a comfortable six-wicket victory over Afghanistan
Tector hundred ensures Ireland end on winning note Tector hundred ensures Ireland end on winning note ZZZZ5:12 amZZZZ
Harry Tector’s brilliant century ensured Ireland’s Under 19 cricketers finished the World Cup on a winning note with a 102-run win over Namibia in the 13th place play-off clash in Christchurch.
Latest Scorecards
Scorecard Ireland (2) beat Afghanistan (0) by 4 runs, 20 January.
Scorecard Ireland (0) lost to Pakistan (2) by 9 wickets, 16 January.
Scorecard Ireland (0) lost to Sri Lanka (2) by 7 wickets, 14 January.
Scorecard England beat Ireland by 125 runs, 9 January.
India won the tournament after beating Australia by 8 wickets
India won the tournament after beating Australia by 8 wickets ©ICC/Getty Images

Group D
                        P  Pts     NRR
Pakistan                3    4     1.40
Afghanistan             3    4     0.33
Sri Lanka               3    2    -1.08
Ireland                 3    2    -1.90
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