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CricketEurope Worldwide News 2009
ICC's European grant allocations confirmed
Europe's 30 Associate and Affiliate members receive a huge increase in funding from 2009.
My Two Cent with Adrian Birrell
Adrian Birrell on the crisis which has rocked English cricket - Flower would put problems to bed, but England still need Pietersen.
WCL 3: Six to watch
CricketEurope identifies six players who could have a major bearing on the destination of the World Cricket League Division 3 title.
Once again bowlers call the WCL shots
Rod Lyall reviews the recent World Cricket League Division 3 tournament in Buenos Aires.
Weekly round-up
A look at some of the stories you may have missed from last week.
Bermudian revival begins
Bermuda has suddenly rediscovered the form which enabled it to qualify for the last World Cup.
European Academy gets underway in South Africa
Thirteen of Europe's finest young cricketers made their way to Port Elizabeth last week to take part in the ICC European Men's Academy.
Associate and affiliate umpires at Women's World Cup
Four umpires from non-test countries are officiating in the Women's World Cup.
Double recognition for CricketEurope
This year's ICC Europe regional Development Programme Awards represent a double success for CricketEurope.
Round-up
Our regular look at some of the stories you may have missed recently.
Inactive national sides "on notice"
ICC members with inactive or non-existent national sides could have their ICC membership revoked in the near future.
Talented teenagers bound for Centre of Excellence
26 of Europe's most promising young cricketers travel to La Manga for the ICC European Centre of Excellence.
Ten Doeschate leads the way as Associates close the gap
Players from Netherlands, Kenya, Ireland and Canada make impact on Reliance Mobile ICC rankings.
WCL Division 7 preparations begin
Jeremy Frith reports for CricketEurope on Guernsey's preparations for World Cricket League Division 7.
Zimbabwe to play in Intercontinental Cup?
The ICC task team's recommendation to include Zimbabwe in the Associates' first-class competition raises some thorny problems.
One week to go...
With one week to go, Guernsey's Jeremy Frith updates CricketEurope on his WCL7 preparations.
More Twenty20 tickets made available
A new release of tickets for every match day of the World Twenty20 tournament has been announced.
ICC Intercontinental Cup expanded to two divisions
Other innovations include the introduction of prize money, and an invitation to Zimbabwe to take part.
UAE to host expanded World T20 Qualifier
UAE and USA are added to the T20 Qualifier; 2010 WCL tournaments will be hosted in Nepal and Italy. Canada will host Under 19 Qualifier.
ICup plan was brainchild of Bermuda boss
Bermuda have benefitted more than most from the decision to expand the ICC Intercontinental Cup, and now it seems it was their idea.
Round-up
A round-up of some recent stories you may have missed.
Women's European XI selected
ICC Europe announces the squad to play a series of matches against the ECB Women's Academy.
Congratulations for Netherlands and Ireland
ICC Europe congratulates Ireland and the Netherlands on their historic victories.
Zimbabwe confirms Intercontinental Cup participation
But Zimbabwe Cricket has saved face by deciding that its side will play as an A team.
Under 19 World Cup moved to New Zealand
ICC decides that Kenya will not be able to host the tournament satisfactorily in 2010.
Ireland begins chase of fourth Intercontinental Cup title
Captain Kyle McCallan says his team is hungry for more success.
European Under 19 championship preview
Six European teams challenge for global U/19 ICC Cricket World Cup qualification.
ICC announces more international dates
August will see a busy programme of ODI and Intercontinental Cup action.
Dates announced for Associates and Affiliates tournaments
Details confirmed for World Twenty20 Qualifier, World Cricket League Divisions 5 and 6, and Under 19 World Cup Qualifier.
Non-coverage of Zimbabwe XI v Afghanistan
Why CricketEurope is not able to provide live coverage of the Intercontinental Cup match at Mutare.
Under 19 World Cup Qualifier details
Squads are announced for the ten countries which will compete for the six remaining places in the 2010 ICC Under 19 World Cup.
Under 19 tournament may descend into fixture chaos
The Afghanistan and Sierra Leone boards have failed to secure visas for their squads to enter Canada for the World Cup Qualifier starting on Tuesday.
Under 19 World Cup Qualifier begins in Toronto
Nine Associate and Affiliate countries gather in Toronto to attempt to qualify for the 2010 Under 19 World Cup.
Bowlers prevail on first day of Under 19 qualifier
Canada, USA, Papua New Guinea, and Ireland came up winners as the global qualifying tournament kicked off in Toronto.
USA downs Ireland as Papua New Guinea win again
Host Canada and Afghanistan also record comfortable victories int he latest Under 19 World Qualifier matches.
Four teams ensure qualification
Victories on Tuesday ensured Afghanistan, Ireland, Papua New Guinea and USA of places at the 2010 Under 19 World Cup.
Afghanistan beats USA as Ireland go top
Netherlands and Hong Kong also record victories in the latest round of Under 19 World Cup qualifying matches.
Canada becomes fifth qualifier
Only one qualifying place remains for the Under 19 World Cup as Canada defeats Vanuatu in the penultimate round of matches. Netherlands crushed by Afghanistan.
Three teams vie for final qualifying spot
The Netherlands, Uganda and Hong Kong are level going into the final round of matches at the Under 19 World Cup Qualifier..
Ireland wins Under 19 World Cup Qualifier
Hong Kong secures final qualifying spot despite a dramatic defeat by the USA.
Under 19 WCQ review
Reflecting on the past two weeks and the ICC World Cup Under 19 qualifiers, the tournament was an unqualified success for the Irish team. For the ICC however it was far from plain sailing.
Groupings for 2010 Pro40 competition announced
The ECB announced the draw for its new-look limited-overs competition on Monday.
Under 19 World Cup schedule announced
Details of the 16-team tournament which takes place in New Zealand from 15 to 30 January.
Intercontinental Shield fixtures announced
The ICC announce the remaining fixtures for the Intercontinental Shield.
Kuwait to host World Cricket League Division 8
Kuwait has been announced as the venue for the eight-team WCL Division 8 tournament, to be held in late 2010.
Cricket Australia chairman succumbs to China fever
Mr Jack Clarke, the chairman of Cricket Australia, has called for the ICC to focus on China and the USA, rather than 'wasting' money on 'smaller countries with crude infrastructure and limited horizons'.
WCL5 final to be televised
Nepali state television will televise the final of Division Five of the World Cricket League.
Intercontinental Cup 2009-10 fixtures confirmed
The remaining fixtures for the Intercontinental Cup and Shield have been announced.
ICC gains full Olympic recognition
The Executive Board of the IOC has granted full recognition to the ICC, confirming the status provisionally given in 2007.
Now the Caribbean beckons for Afghanistan
The draw for next February's World Twenty20 qualifying tournament - published but never quite announced - gives the Afghans a great chance of reaching yet another milestone.
Match schedule announced for World Twenty20 Qualifier
The five days of matches will be staged at Dubai Sports City and Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.
Hamid Hasan wins CricketEurope poll
The Afghanistan pace bowler was voted CricketEurope's Player of 2009 in the poll which ended on Friday.
Where did the ODIs go?
Four years ago, the top six Associates/Affiliates were promised more ODIs against Full members. It hasn't really happened.
2009: The Year of the Afghans
Entering the High Performance Program and attaining ODI status, Afghanistan's national side continued its remarkable progress this year.
Afghanistan and the Eligibility Question
The issue of who should be allowed to play for Afghanistan reflects larger questions concerning cricket and the nation-state.
Four Associate players register for IPL auction
Four Associate member internationals are on the list of players registered for the next IPL auction.
Photo competition results
And the winner of this year's CricketEurope Photo Quiz is Ö
WCL Division Five fixtures released
The fixtures for the WCL Division 5 tournament in Nepal in February have been announced.
ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier squads
All eight squads have been confirmed for next month's tournament in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.