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European Level 3 Coaching Course off to successful start
Modules 1 and 2 taking place in Scotland this week.
Canada stun English Twenty20 champions
Canada start their Caribbean T20 campaign with an upset win over English Twenty20 champions Hampshire.
Canada lose off last ball against Trinidad
Canada's second Caribbean T20 match sees them lose to Trinidad & Tobago from the last ball of the match.
Kenya announce World Cup squad
Jimmy Kamande will captain a Kenyan World Cup squad with no surprise selections.
The Vikings in Paradise
First report from Denmark's stay in Sri Lanka in preparation for WCL Division 3.
Canada names World Cup squad
Canada's squad for the World Cup includes a mixture of youth and experience.
Vikings chill the hot Sri Lankans
Ffinal report from the Danish preparations in Sri Lanka prior to the trip to Hong Kong.
Italy take European bragging rights with ease
Italy cruised to a straightforward seven wickets victory over Denmark on the opening day of WCL Division 4 in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Element in the Air
Another report from Hog Kong covering a day of practice and Denmark's first game against Italy
Pedersen leads Denmark to victory over USA
Denmark captain Michael Pedersen led his side to a 30-run victory over the USA on the second day of the World Cricket League Division 3 tournament in Hong Kong.
PNG win promotion to WCL Division 2
Papua New Guinea earned promotion from WCL Division 3 with an emphatic nine wickets victory over Denmark.
Denmark relegated to WCL Division 4
Another disappointing batting displayed saw Denmark lose to Oman at WCL Division 3 in Hong Kong.
Italy come out on top in WCL Division 3 relegation battle
Italy defeated the USA by four wickets to send the Americans straight back down to WCL Division 4.
Denmark defeats USA to finish 5th in WCL Division 3
Denmark rounded off a disappointing WCL 3 campaign on a high note, finishing fifth after defeating USA by 84 runs.
Oman cruises to third place
An unbeaten third wicket partnership of 198 enabled Oman to cruise home against Italy in the WCL Division 3 third-place match.
Teenager Chapman guides Hong Kong to victory in the WCL Division 3 decider
An unbeaten 70 from Mark Chapman guided hosts Hong Kong to a four wickets victory over Papua New Guinea in the final of World Cricket League Division 3.
Europeans challenged by the changing game
European Coaches and Tutors travel to Guernsey to develop their skills in the T20 format.
Afghanistan and Nepal start with big wins in Asian Under-19 qualifier
Hong Kong and Qatar also won on the opening day in Thailand.
Another big win for Nepal in Thailand
Nepal thrash Oman at the ACC Under-19 Elite, with the UAE, Malaysia and Qatar also winning.
Eight wickets for Aftab Alam gives Afghans an easy win
An excellent display of fast bowling from Aftab Alam gave Afghanistan victory over Oman, whilst Hong Kong beat Singapore on day three in Thailand.
Nepal make it four out of four in Thailand
Nepal beat Thailand and are the only unbeaten team in the first round. Wins also for Oman, Bahrain and Singapore.
Convincing warm-up win for Kenya
Kenya beat Afghanistan by 49 runs in their first World Cup warm-up match in Dubai.
Vanuatu, Japan register wins on day one
Vanuatu and Japan win on day one of the EAP Under-19 Trophy in Queensland.
PNG, Vanuatu dominate Day 2
Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu record wins on day two in Queensland.
Canada defeated by Afghanistan in second warm-up
A dismal batting display leads to Canada being defeated by Afghanistan in their second World Cup warm-up match.
Americas Under 19: Pre tournament favourites all prevail ñ just.
USA and Canada cruise to victory while Bermuda sneak their win by just four.
PNG, Vanuatu remain undefeated
Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu remain unbeaten after day three of the EAP Under-19 Trophy.
Afghanistan and Nepal through to qualifier
Afghanistan and Nepal have qualified for the global Under-19 World Cup qualifier after winning their semi-finals today in Thailand.
USA and Canada march on as the Caymans beat Argentina in a thriller
Cayman Islands' DeAlwis-Seneveratnes finishes with 103 not out and is named man of the match for the second time in the tournament whilst Canada and USA move to the top of the table after day two.
PNG go top, Fiji notch first win
Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu are confirmed as the EAP representatives in the Under-19 World Cup Qualifier.
USA and Canada emerge as front runners with Bermuda tucked in behind
USA and Canada are now one win away from reaching the Under-19 World Cup Qualifier.
Afghanistan win Under-19 Elite Cup
Afghanistan are the Asian Under-19 Champions after beating Nepal in the final.
ICC Europe Announces ECB Sky Sports Regional Award winners
Mike Kinder, Andy McCrea and Jamie Burton win awards.
Matthew Maynard to coach at ICC Europe Men's Academy in Dubai
Europe first region to use ICC GCA.
Kenya lose by 61 runs in warm-up
Kenya lose, but the West Indies are far from impressive.
Canada crash to heavy defeat
An abject batting display costs Canada as they are beaten by nine wickets against Bangladesh.
PNG Win Under 19 Cricket Trophy
Papua New Guinea win the EAP Under-19 Cricket Trophy in Queensland.
Canada and USA book tickets to Ireland
Canada and the USA secure qualification for the Under-19 World Cup Qualifier, whilst Argentina pick up their first win.
Canada push England close, but lose by 16 runs
Cheema blitz almost leads to an upset, but Canada fall just short in warm-up.
Canada outclassed by in-form Sri Lanka
It wasn't the nadir of their 36 all out in the 2003 World Cup, but Canada once again struggled against Sri Lanka.
Kiwis roll over Kenya
Kenya are beaten by ten wickets by a rampant New Zealand side.
Another heavy defeat for Kenya
Kenya started well, but soon imploded as they crashed to another big defeat in their second match.
World Twenty20 qualifying underway tomorrow
Qualifying for the 2012 World Twenty20 starts tomorrow with the first round of African qualifying in Ghana.
Lesotho push Rwanda to the limit in a last ball thriller
Wins also for Morocco and the Seychelles as qualifying for the 2012 World Twenty20 begins.
Seychelles holds its nerves to win
Morocco and Lesotho also win as World Twenty20 qualifying continues.
Rwanda and Seychelles to face off in final play offs
Rwanda and the Seychelles will play in the final of the African Division Three World Twenty20 qualifiers.
Top order fails again as Canada are defeated by Zimbabwe
Canada lose heavily to Zimbabwe in a match they were targeting for a win.
Rwanda clinches ICC Africa Division 3 title
Rwanda qualify for Africa Division Two after beating the Seychelles in the final of Division Three.
ICC Development Programme Awards
Scotland wins top prize at Pepsi ICC Development Programme Annual Awards 2010.
Kenya have no answer to Malinga
Kenya crash to a heavy defeat by Sri Lanka after a fine bowling performance by Lasith Malinga, despite half centuries from the Obuya brothers.
Canadian batsmen miss golden chance
Canada's bowlers gave us a sniff of another upset, but the batsmen let them down.
Canada off the mark with win over Kenya
The match between the two associates in Group A goes the way of the Canadians.
Tired Canada lose again
Bagai and Hansra bat well, but it's not enough to chase down a big New Zealand total.
Kenya go down fighting
A comfortable win in the end for Australia, but Kenya showed some fight in defeat.
Afghan duo named in MCC squad
Hamid Hassan and Mohammad Nabi are named in the MCC side to face Nottinghamshire in Abu Dhabi later this month.
Belize off to a flying start at Division 3
Belize wins two on the opening day of the Americas Division 3 Twenty20 while Peru shocks Chile.
John Davison to retire
Canada's John Davison is set to retire from cricket after Wednesday's match against Australia.
Korea train in snow in preparation for Samoa
South Korea are having to train in snow as they prepare for their international debut next month.
No last hurrah for Davison as Canada lose again
Comfortable for Australia in the end, but Hiral Patel impresses for Canada.
John Davison to bow out for Canada against Australia
Eddie Norfolk writes about John Davison's career for Canada.
Chile back in the hunt at the Americas Division 3
Costa Rica and Mexico both record their first win on day 2.
Chile and Belize heading for showdown after victories on day 3
Mexico miss chance to become a major threat.
Belize closer to the crown and promotion to Division 2
Peru impresses with two more victories.
Belize goes undefeated to win Division 3
Peru finishes second with four consecutive victories after a Day 1 defeat.
Ganguly praises MCC's Afghan work
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has declared his support for MCCs work developing cricket in Afghanistan, whilst Hamid Hassan hopes to secure a county contract.
Pacific Games switches to Twenty20
The sixth Pacific Games cricket tournament will be the first to be played under the Twenty20 format.
Host nation the team to beat on opening day
The EAP Twenty20 division two tournament gets under-way with Samoa and international debutants the Philippines looking like the teams to beat.
England try to gag Irish fury over exclusion
Not content with voting to bar Ireland from the 2015 World Cup, the England cricket authorities attempt to gag Irish players from talking about the shameful decision.
Cricket Canada statement on ICC Decision
"A tragic decision", says Cricket Canada.
Simmons blasts Full Members for 'fear and greed'
Ireland coach Phil Simmons slams 'despicable' ICC decision which will put the game back ten years.
Samoa remain undefeated; Korea notch first win
Samoa remain undefeated after the second day of the EAP Division Two tournament, whilst South Korea record their first ever win.
ICC's 'dodgy mates club' shame
An article in the Australian Herald Sun says that Australia has just become host of cricket's 'Shame Games'.
Bagai disappointed at ICC decision
Canadian captain Ashish Bagai joins the chorus of disapproval, calling the ICC's decision 'disgusting'.
ICC decision to have colonies cup in 2015 shameful
A blockheaded decision by the IICC has eliminated Canada and many other nations from that sport's showcase event.
Papua New Guinea disappointed with ICC decision
The CEO of Cricket PNG, Bill Leane, says the fact that there isn't even a qualifying opportunity for affiliate countries makes it even harder to take.
Smith blasts ICC cull of Associates
Bermuda cricketing legend Clay Smith has called the ICC decision to reduce the next two cricket World Cups to ten teams as contradictory to their philosophy of promoting the game worldwide.
World Cup decision marks ëblack day for sport'
It's not just the leading Associate countries that are outraged at the decisions of the ICC Board. The editorial in Uganda's Razor newspaper also condemned it.
Samoa and Philippines into final, Cook Islands claim third
Samoa and the Philippines will play in the final of the EAP Division Two Twenty20.
Samoa Win EAP Division 2
Samoa are promoted to EAP Division One after beating the Philippines in the final of Division Two.
Belize stuns Panama on Day 1
Hosts Suriname also completed a comfortable victory on a day that was disrupted by rain.
Suriname maintain winning record at Division 2
Bahamas register first win during a day interrupted by rain.
Panama romps to victory in a high scoring encounter with Turks & Caicos
Belize continues to impress in the higher division.
Suriname holds their nerve to reach the 50 over play-off
Panama wins both games on final day to qualify to the play-offs by run rate over Belize and Turks & Caicos Islands.
Suriname cruise to victory to claim the Americas Division 2 Championship
After winning the play-off match Suriname will be promoted to both the Americas Division 1 Championship and WCL Division 8.
Ireland and Netherlands in women's quadrangular series in Sri Lanka
Dedicated training programme to prepare both for ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier.
2 + 2 = Denmark
Denmark hosted their first ever ECB Club Coach Assessments for six coaches and welcomed fifteen prospective new ECB/UKCC Level 2 coaches from around Europe and Denmark.
Young Vikings looking to impress
The DCF play host to Germany this coming week as they prepare for the forthcoming World Cricket League Division 7 tournament, which takes place in two weeks time in Botswana.
ICC President requests review of composition of 2015 World Cup
The Executive Board will be requested to reconsider the composition of the 2015 World Cup 2015 during the ICC Annual Conference in Hong Kong at the end of June.
Afghanistan Cricket Board welcomes reconsideration of World Cup ìClosed Shopî
ìThis is wonderful news for Afghanistan and for other Associate and Affiliate members of the ICCî
Dates confirmed for Afghanistan tour to Pakistan
Afghanistan will play three matches against Pakistan A as they become the first national side to tour Pakistan in two years.
Botswana, Nigeria and Ghana off to winning starts
The first morning of Africa Division Two goes according to form.
Kirsten guides Sierra Leone to opening win
Sierra Leone beat Swaziland on the opening day of Africa Division Two, with Botswana and Tanzania also winning.
Phillips all-round heroics send Nigeria top
Sean Phillips' 109 from 59 balls is the highlight of day two of Africa Twenty20 Division 2.
Sierra Leone stuns Tanzania in shock of tournament
Sierra Leone upset Tanzania on day three of Africa Division Two.
Pro Baseballer Joins Vanuatu Cricket
Former Oakland Athletics player Troy Neel will join Vanuatu Cricket as a fielding coach.
Malawi stuns Botswana in Africa qualifier
Another upset at Africa Division Two as Malawi beat Botswana from the last ball of the match.
Nigeria and Ghana clinch promotions
Nigeria and Ghana secure promotion to the Africa Twenty20 qualifier division one.
It's Nile Knights v Rwenzori Warriors
The Uganda Cricket Association announces its two teams for the East African Elite League.
Batting costs Afghanistan series opener
A poor batting display sees Afghanistan lose their opening match against Pakistan A.
Supersport joins Cricket Kenya as broadcast partner
Supersport will be televising the East Africa Premier League.
Heavy defeat for Afghanistan in second match
Batting lets Afghanistan down again in second match of Pakistan A series.
Bagai stands down as Canadian skipper
Ashish Bagai has stepped down as captain of Canada, but will still continue to play for the team.
Pakistan A complete Afghanistan whitewash
A much improved performance from Afghanistan, but Pakistan A still win the third match in the series.
Sthalekar experiences cricket South America style
Australian international Lisa Sthalekar talks about spending time with the Argentina squads during a trip to South America.
Cricket Canada confirm Afghanistan tour dates
Afghanistan will visit Canada at the beginning of August for an Intercontinental Cup match, two ODIs and two Twenty20s.
Squads for European Division 2 championship
Two places in Division One are up for grabs when the tournament takes place in Belgium next week.
ICC scrap Under 19 World Cup Qualifying Tournament
Further blow to Associates cricket as cost cutting exercise means tournament is to be discontinued.
ICC Chief Executives Committee recommends World Cup qualification process
However, the ICC's Executive Board will have the final decision on whether there will be a qualification process.
ICC Board climbs down on 2015 World Cup
The ICC Executive Board has reversed its previous decisions and approved a 14-team format for the 2015 World Cup and a 12-team format for the World Twenty20 events in 2012 and 2014.
ICC reduces Bermuda's international dreams to tatters
Buried in the ICC's statement about the 2015 World Cup, but of far more importance to Associate nations such as Bermuda, was their decision to return the 2012 and 2014 T20 World Cups to the original 12-team format.
Former Ireland international Curry banned for a year
Former Ireland international batsman Decker Curry has been banned from all cricket for a year after being found guilty of alleged offences in the abandoned Bob Kerr Irish Cup tie between Limavady and Instonians on June 11.
Svanholm take T20 title
After 2 weekends of intense twenty-twenty Svanholm emerged as worthy champions
Papua New Guinea open with two wins
Papua New Guinea open the EAP Division One tournament with two wins, whilst Samoa upset Fiji.
Squads and fixtures announced for Under 19 WCQ
ICC announces the squads and fixtures for the U19 WCQ which will be held in Ireland from July 28 to August 9.
Papua New Guinea unbeaten after day two
Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu confirm their place in the semi-final on day two in Port Moresby.
Denmark look for revenge
This weekend sees the second T20 Nordic Cup where the hosts Denmark seek to revenge last year's defeat to Norway.
Arul Suppiah sets Twenty20 bowling record
Malaysian international Arul Suppiah takes six wickets for five runs in an English Twenty20 Cup match.
Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu to meet in final
Hosts Papua New Guinea will meet Vanuatu in tomorrow's final to decide who will be the winner of the EAP Twenty20 Division One.
Papua New Guinea reach World Twenty20 qualifier
Papua New Guinea become the first team to qualify for the World Twenty20 qualifier after beating Vanuatu in the EAP final.
The Wikings Cup for Under 15 completed despite the rain
With no European obligations this season, Denmark hosted a five Nations T20 tournament for the under 15's last weekend which was completed despite the worst weather on record in Copenhagen.
Over half way
The Danish season has come to a recess due to several international obligations. We have a look at what has happened in the first half.
Namibia in control after day one
Namibia open with two wins at the African Twenty20 Division One tournament.
Two more wins for Namibia
Namibia continue their winning ways at the Africa Division One Twenty20 tournament in Uganda with big wins over Ghana and Kenya.
Uganda and Ghana win on day three
Uganda and Ghana win their matches on day three of the ICC Africa Division One tournament.
Royal Nordic Cup stays in Denmark
Preparing for the 1st. division tournament in Jersey next week the Danes won all their matches in the T20 tournament in Copenhagen and made sure the Cup stayed in Denmark
Namibia book ticket to Dubai
Namibia have secured their place in the global World Twenty20 qualifier with three days still to play in Africa Division One.
Uganda reach World Twenty20 qualifier
Uganda join Namibia as one of the two African qualifiers in the 2012 World Twenty20 qualifier, whilst the Namibians set a record.
Uganda win Africa Twenty20
Uganda win the Africa Division One Twenty20 tournament after beating Namibia in the final.
As expected on day one in Florida
Day one of the Americas Twenty20 Championship goes as expected with wins for Bermuda, Canada and the USA.
Wins again for the big three
Bermuda, Canada and the USA all win again on day two in Florida.
Canada and USA remain unbeaten
Day three of the Americas Championship Division One sees the USA and Canada retain their unbeaten records.
USA and Bermuda reach global qualifier
Bermuda and the USA are confirmed as the Americas qualifiers for the global Twenty20 qualifier.
Canada are Americas Twenty20 champions
Canada win the Americas Twenty20 Championship, remaining unbeaten throughout the tournament.
New look Kenya cruise to win over UAE
Kenya have beaten the UAE in a rain affected match in Nairobi.
Patel century not enough for Kenya
A century from Rakep Patel is not enough to prevent Kenya losing to the UAE in the second match of their one-day series.
Oldest international to return
Cricket's oldest international is set to make a return when Canada host the USA in a two day match later this month.
Easy win for Afghanistan over Canada
Afghanistan start their Intercontinental Cup defence with an easy win over Canada in King City.
Groups announced for Under 19 World Cup
Team groupings announced with defending champions Australia drawn with England, Nepal and Ireland. Scotland and Afghanistan drawn with Pakistan and New Zealand.
Afghanistan and Canada win on opening day of Cricket Canada festival
Afghanistan and Canada win their opening matches in the Cricket Canada summer festival Twenty20 tournament.
ICC European Women's Championship squads announced
Europe's leading women cricketers will be pitted against each other in two forms of the game in Utrecht next week, with hosts The Netherlands, Ireland and Scotland playing each other in both Twenty20 and 50-over formats.
Canada retain Auty Cup
Canada retain the Auty Cup, beating the USA by 34 runs in Toronto.
ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier 2011
ICC has announced the fixture schedule for the tournament which will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 14-25 November.
Disrespectful England send fringe squad
IT'S less than six months since Irish cricket's finest hour, but their opponents that day just haven't learned from that humiliating defeat.
Langford-Smith slams England selection
Ireland players past and present have slammed England for selecting ëa third XI' to contest this Thursday's sold out RSA Challenge one-day international at Clontarf.
Glostrup are Danish champions
With two weekends left to play Glostrup have already secured this years championship
PNG and Fiji Win on Day 1
Papua New Guinea and Fiji start their Pacific Games cricket tournament campaigns with wins over Vanuatu and hosts New Caledonia.
Fiji and PNG through to gold medal match
Fiji and Papua New Guinea will contest the gold medal at the Pacific Games cricket tournament.
Hosts Hungary retain Euro Twenty20 Cup
Hungary beat Bulgaria in the final of the eight-team tournament in Szodliget on Saturday, where the participants included five countries not yet members of ICC.
PNG storm into gold medal match
Papua New Guinea ease to victory over Fiji in a preview of the gold medal match at the Pacific Games.
Sixth straight gold for Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea continue their run of gold medals at the Pacific Games cricket competition, making it six out of six with a win over Fiji.
Bermuda cricket at a crossroads
The list of players that have made themselves unavailable for the majority of the MCC tour reads like a who's who of the Island's better cricketers.
Back to the future for Bermuda?
Clay Smith argues that too many of Bermuda's historic 2007 World Cup squad have been discarded too soon.
ICC Europe names new Regional Development Manager
ICC Europe announces that Nick Pink is its new Regional Development Manager.
UAE's Vikrant Shetty reported for a suspected illegal bowling action
The United Arab Emirates off-spinner Vikrant Shetty has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during his side's four-day Intercontinental Cup match against Afghanistan.
UAE shock Afghanistan
Khurram Khan leads UAE to a shock Intercontinental One Day League victory over Afghanistan.
Squads announced for ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier 2011
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the 10 squads for the upcoming ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier 2011 (WWCQ).
Kenyan rebels come in from the cold
Following the resolution of the dispute between eight leading players and Cricket Kenya, some familiar names return to the training squad announced on Thursday.
Hong Kong beat South Africa and Pakistan to reach quarter finals
Hong Kong make it three out of three for the associates as they join Scotland and Ireland in the quarter finals of the Hong Kong Sixes.
Namibia complete series win over Kenya
Namibia win a lengthy eight match Twenty20 series against Kenya 6-2.
Close call for Nepal; wins also for Afghanistan, Oman and UAE
The ACC Twenty20 Cup begins with wins for Afghanistan, Oman, the UAE and hosts Nepal.
Crowd trouble spoils day two in Nepal
Crowd disturbances mar a UAE win over hosts Nepal, whilst Afghanistan, Kuwait and the Maldives also win.
Hong Kong and Malaysia win on day three
Hong Kong and Malaysia win on day three of the ACC Twenty20 in Nepal.
Oman and Nepal win thrillers on day four in Nepal
Oman and Nepal both win matches that went down to the wire, whilst Afghanistan thrash Bhutan and Hong Kong beat the UAE in the ACC Twenty20 Cup.
Associate and Affiliate International Umpires' Panel for 2012
The ICC today announced that Kenya's David Odhiambo will replace Namibia's Theunis van Schalkwyk on the ICC Associate and Affiliate International Umpires' Panel.
Hong Kong book ticket to Dubai
Hong Kong have secured their place in the World Twenty20 Qualifier after beating Kuwait today in Nepal. Afghanistan, Nepal and Malaysia also record comprehensive wins.
Global qualifier line-up confirmed as Oman and Nepal reach ACC semis
Oman and Nepal complete the line-up for the World Twenty20 Qualifier after the final matches of the ACC Twenty20 group stage in Nepal.
Guernsey host ëPlayer Potential to Performance' coaches conference
The ICC Europe Coach Development Conference is to be held in Guernsey between the 13ñ15 January 2012.
Afghanistan and Hong Kong to meet in final
Afghanistan and Hong Kong will play in the final of the ACC Twenty20 Cup after winning their semi-finals in Nepal today.
Afghanistan win ACC Twenty20 again
Afghanistan win the ACC Twenty20 Cup with a win over Hong Kong in the final.
England to play Associate XI
England will play a three-day match against a combined Associate XI as part of their preparations for their Test series against Pakistan.
World Twenty20 Qualifier schedule announced
16 teams will battle it out in the UAE from 13 to 24 March for the two available slots in the 2012 World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
ICC Europe's 2012 tournament schedule
The tournament structure consists of eight competitions over the summer including the European World Cricket League 8 Qualifier, Division 2 Championship (T20) and Women's T20 qualifier.
Live streaming of England v ICC Associate & Affiliate XI
CricketEurope will be partnering Quipu TV to provide pay-to-view coverage of the three-day match in Dubai which begins on January 7.