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Viljoen leads Associate fightback
Lower order rallies as Associate XI scores 281 on first day in Dubai against England.
Bowlers dominate second day in Dubai
Contest evenly poised after 13 wickets tumble on second day of Associate XI clash with England.
Ireland Player of the Year 2011: the contenders
The six outstanding players for Ireland during 2011 are outlined ahead of the vote.
England edge out Associate XI in close contest
Andrew Strauss top scores with 78 as England chase 261 to win by three wickets.
World Cricket League Division 5 schedule
The ICC has announced the schedule and match officials for the tournament which will be held in Singapore from 18 to 25 February.
Strong Associate presence in Bangladesh Premier League
There will be a strong Associate presence for the inaugural season of the Bangladesh Premier League with ten Associate/Affiliate players in the auction list and each team required to pick at least one.
O'Brien on potential collision course with Ireland
Wicketkeeper Niall O'Brien is on a collision course with Cricket Ireland over his selection for a lucrative twenty20 league in Bangladesh.
Geraint Jones to play for Papua New Guinea
Former England wicket-keeper Geraint Jones will play for Papua New Guinea at the World Twenty20 Qualifier in March.
O'Brien left out of Irish squads
Keeper Niall O'Brien omitted from the Ireland squad for the Twenty20 World Cup qualifiers.
Michael Di Venuto to play for Italy
Former Australian batsman Michael Di Venuto will play for Italy at the World Twenty20 Qualifiers in March.
Molins against Irish Test plan
Former Ireland captain Jason Molins has added his voice to the sceptical contingent who believe Cricket Ireland's pursuit of Test cricket for the men's team by the year 2020 is a mistake.
ICC faces test as it hears Lord Woolf's verdict
The ICC Executive Board will learn this week the outcome of Lord Woolf's governance review, and the cricket world will be watching its response.
ICC's new TAPP scheme aims to bridge the gap
The leading Associates and Affiliates stand to gain from $12 million Targeted Assistance and Performance Programme announced by the ICC on Wednesday.
Middlesex all-rounder Gareth Berg in Italy squad
Middlesex all-rounder Gareth Berg will play for Italy at the World Twenty20 Qualifier next month.
One-Day League becomes the WCL Championship
The ICC's new one-day competition has been integrated into the World Cricket League structure in a rebranding.
Pakistan prove too strong for Afghanistan
Afghanistan's historic ODI against Pakistan ended in a seven-wicket defeat, but it was a valuable cricket lesson for the rapidly-developing Afghans.
Spinners dominate in Mombasa
Day of fluctuating fortunes ends evenly poised as an incredible 22 wickets fall in Mombasa.
Ireland fight back after horror show
Ireland are hoping that history repeats itself after a horror first morning in their Intercontinental Cup game in Mombasa.
Porterfield delighted with Irish spirit
Ireland completed one of the more remarkable international matches with their winning Intercontinental Cup record intact.
Scottish bowlers give side upper hand against UAE
Gordon Goudie and Saffy Sharif blitz away UAE on low scoring first day in Intercontinental Cup in Sharjah.
Scotland in control in UAE
SCOTLAND enjoyed the better of the opening day of their Intercontinental Cup encounter with UAE yesterday when a clinical bowling and fielding performance allowed them to claim the first innings bonus points.
Berrington century puts Scotland in command
RICHIE Berrington, the Greenock batsman, stroked a maiden First Class century as Scotland claimed a position of genuine strength in their Intercontinental Cup clash with UAE in Sharjah yesterday.
Ireland outgunned by Kenya
Ireland lost the first of the WCL Championship matches against Kenya by seven wickets after a match-winning innings by Tanmay Mishra.
Late blitz by Goudie boosts Scotland
The new ball proved crucial for in the closing overs of the day as Gordon Goudie struck three times to put the Scots firmly back in contention.
Scotland complete convincing win in Sharjah
They were made to work hard in the end but Scotland completed a morale-boosting Intercontinental Cup win over UAE.
Ireland up and running in Kenya
It may be nine days late but Ireland's tour of Kenya is finally up and running after a comprehensive 117 runs victory in the second one-day international.
Wyness aims high for USA cricket
Keith Wyness has spelled out his belief that Twenty20 can be the launch pad from which American cricket soars into the stratosphere.
ICC announces details of WCL Championship matches
Details of fixtures in the fourth round of the World Cricket League Championship in June and July 2012.
Scotland go down to UAE in World Cup qualifier
Scotland suffered their first WCL Championship defeat as they lost by 4 wickets to the UAE in Sharjah.
Scotland lose their second match against UAE
Scotland concede 30 extras as UAE win with a ball to spare.
Papua New Guinea to play Bangladesh?
Bangladesh may play against Papua New Guinea later this year, reports suggest.
MCC Afghanistan tour an option
The MCC are set to discuss a potential tour to Afghanistan.
Monies outstanding from BPL
Players and coaching staff are owed payments from the Bangladesh Premier League.
Dutch stun Afghanistan with nine-wicket ODI victory
A fine performance in the field, with Borren taking four for 32, and an unbeaten 83 from Alexei Kervezee saw the Netherlands overwhelm Afghanistan in Sharjah on Thursday.
Afghanistan evens the score
Helped by a century from Karim Sadiq, Afghanistan leveled the ODI series in Sharjah on Saturday with a comfortable five-wicket victory.
Dutch take first-innings points in Sharjah
On a dramatic opening day of the Intercontinental Cup match in Sharjah, the Netherlands claimed first-innings points by just four runs as 21 wickets fell.
Heggelman and Seelaar edge Dutch towards victory
Nightwatchman Tom Heggelman's half-century and 43 and three wickets for Pieter Seelaar gave the Netherlands the advantage on Day Two in Sharjah.
Debutant Afsar sees Afghanistan home
An undefeated 84 from 18-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman Afsar Zazai was decisive as Afghanistan fought back to secure a three-wicket victory in Sharjah.
Honours even after day one in Windhoek
Day one of the Intercontinental Cup match between Canada and Namibia ends with Canada on 264-9.
Namibia on top after Burger century
An innings of 135 from Sarel Burger secures first innings points for Namibia.
Viljoen five wicket haul is highlight of day three
A five wicket haul from Christi Viljoen leaves Namibia well ahead of Canada on day three.
Namibia off the mark with easy win
Namibia get all 20 points after beating Canada for their first win of this edition of the Intercontinental Cup.
Namibia off the mark with easy win
Namibia get all 20 points after beating Canada for their first win of this edition of the Intercontinental Cup.
Canada bounce back with a close win
After losing the Intercontinental Cup match, Canada get their tour of Namibia back on track with a win in the first one-day match.
Canada bounce back with a close win
After losing the Intercontinental Cup match, Canada get their tour of Namibia back on track with a win in the first one-day match.
Viljoen 50 the difference as Namibia win a low scoring contest
Christi Viljoen's 50 ensures that Namibia gain their first WCL Championship win.
Viljoen 50 the difference as Namibia win a low scoring contest
Christi Viljoen's 50 ensures that Namibia gain their first WCL Championship win.
Murder of Louis Vorster
Cricket Namibia express their shock and dismay after former international Louis Vorster is shot dead in Pretoria.
Canada win Americas Women's Championship
Canada have won the Americas Women's Championship in the Cayman Islands.
Austria and France begin WCL8 qualifier preparation
Austria and France play warm-up matches for the WCL8 Qualifier against Germany and Jersey respectively.
Kenya-Namibia ties postponed
The Kenya v Namibia matches in Nairobi next month are postponed due to security issues.
Zambia win first 2014 World Twenty20 qualifier
Zambia win the first African qualifying tournament for the 2014 World Twenty20.
Kenya-Namibia ties postponed
The Kenya v Namibia matches in Nairobi next month are postponed due to security issues.
Saqlain Mushtaq urges Canadian organisers to pay up
International players have yet to be paid following T20 event held in Toronto last week.
Under 19 World Cup squads announced
Australia have named fast bowler Pat Cummins and West Indies include opener Kraigg Brathwaite in the provisional line-ups released by ICC.
Full members win all round on opening day of Under-19 Asia Cup
The four full members all win their matches against the associate/affiliate nations on the opening day of the Under-19 Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur.
Afghanistan and Nepal record wins on day two in Kuala Lumpur
Afghanistan and Nepal both win on the second day of the Under-19 Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur.
Aussies to play Afghanistan
Australia will play Afghanistan in an ODI in August.
Gus Logie to coach Canada again
Gus Logie returns for a second stint as Canadian coach.
Malaysia to host WCL Division 4 in September
The ICC has announced that Malaysia will host World Cricket League Division 4 from 3 to 10 September 2012.
Ireland and Afghanistan left frustrated by the weather
After five ground inspections it was rain which had the final say on the game between Ireland and Afghanistan in Clontarf.
Ireland fight back to beat Afghanistan
The result extends Ireland's lead at the top to three points, and deals a potentially fatal blow to the chances of Afghanistan.
Steindl frustrated by Uddingston washout
The match between Scotland and Canada at Uddingston was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
Ireland enjoy perfect day against Afghanistan
Magnificent all-round bowling display puts Ireland in the driving seat against Afghanistan.
MacLeod leads Scotland to victory over Canada
Calum MacLeod produced a match-winning innings but fell just one run short of a maiden ODI century as Scotland ended their long wait for action by easing past Canada at Ayr.
Thompson impresses on debut
Ireland had to be satisfied with 13 points for a winning draw in their Intercontinental Cup match against Afghanistan but it was still 3 more than it looked as if they were going to get after rain washed out the first seven sessions.
Ireland forced to settle for draw against Afghanistan
Ireland stormed 21 points clear at the top of the Intercontinental Cup table after their battle with Afghanistan ended in a draw.
Ireland consolidate lead in Intercontinental Cup
Ireland claimed 13 points from the game, to extend their lead over Scotland in second place in the table.
Bukhari and Van der Gugten blast out the Emirates
The Netherlands owed their seven-wicket victory over the UAE in the first match of the series to a fine display of pace bowling from their new-ball pairing.
Rain brings a premature end to an evenly-balanced first day
The Netherlands reach 118 for three on the first day of their Intercontinental Cup match against the UAE in Deventer, before persistent rain ended proceedings.
Shahbaz century the highlight of third day
A fine all-round performance by Shahbaz Bashir on his first-class debut sets up a fascinating final day in Deventer.
Dutch complete series win
The second match between the Netherlands and the UAE was much closer than the first, but the Dutch still secured a three-wicket victory.
Squads and fixtures for World Cricket League Division 4
The six nation tournament will be played in Kuala Lumpur from 3rd to 10th September.
All to play for at ICC European Women's T20 Qualifier
The ICC European Women's T20 Qualifier gets under way in Bready this week with hosts Ireland, Scotland and The Netherlands battling it out to claim the title.
Vanuatu win World Cricket League Division 8
Vanuatu won an enthralling final against Ghana at Garden Ovals in Samoa by 39 runs while Japan defeated Belgium to claim third place.
Zeeshan Maqsood falls just short of 200 on day one of ACC Elite
Zeeshan Maqsood is run out for 199 as Oman beat Bhutan at the ACC Trophy Elite. Wins also for Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Nepal.
Botswana and Tanzania gain African promotion
Botswana and Tanzania clinched their places in ICC Africa Division 1 after securing the top two places in Division 2 in Benoni.
Snyman double leads to innings win for Namibia
A second Intercontinental Cup double century by Gerrie Snyman leads to an innings win for Namibia against Kenya.
Afghanistan and Hong Kong remain unbeaten
Afghanistan and Hong Kong remain unbeaten after day two of the ACC Trophy Elite in the UAE.
Kenya bounce back with straightforward win
Kenya put their thrashing in the Intercontinental Cup behind them as they cruised to victory over Namibia.
Namibia level series with seven wicket win
Namibia beat Kenya by seven wickets in their final World Cricket League Championship match.
Afghanistan secure semi-final place; Kuwait upset Nepal
Afghanistan beat the Maldives to secure their semi-final place, whilst Kuwait pick up a surprise win over Nepal. Wins also for the UAE and Malaysia.
UAE reach semi-finals
The UAE join Afghanistan in the ACC Trophy Elite semi-finals. Afghanistan, Nepal and Malaysia also win.
Nepal and Malaysia reach semi-finals
Nepal and Malaysia join Afghanistan and the UAE in the semi-finals of the ACC Trophy Elite.
USACA issue update on 100 day plan
The United States of America Cricket Association issues an update on its 100 day plan - 168 days after it was published.
UAE continue winning ways against Afghanistan
The UAE maintain their 100% one-day record against Afghanistan and will meet Nepal in the final of the ACC Trophy Elite.
Final a thriller as UAE and Nepal tie
The ACC Trophy Elite final between the UAE and Nepal at Sharjah ends in a tie.
Hong Kong's Atkinson gains Warwickshire trial
Hong Kong's Jamie Atkinson will have a trial at Warwickshire.
MCC leaves for tour of Tanzania
Ireland's Niall O'Brien is amongst 15 players representing the MCC on a tour of Tanzania.
USACA Facebook mess just the tip of the iceberg
A social media meltdown by the USACA on Facebook is just the most prominent of their problems.
UAE looking forward to hosting Under 19 World Cup
Emirates Cricket Board Ă«honoured' to welcome cream of junior game in 2014.
Canada retain Auty Cup after draw
Canada have retained the Auty Cup after a draw with the USA in Florida.
Canada win one-day match, tie T20 series
Canada beat the USA in a one-day match before the teams split two Twenty20 matches.
WCL events return to Jersey and Botswana
The ICC today announced that Jersey and Botswana will host the World Cricket League (WCL) Division 6 and 7 tournaments, respectively, in 2013.
Associate players hoping for Christmas bonus
14 Associate players put themselves forward for BPL auction - four apiece from Scotland, The Netherlands and Ireland with one from Hong Kong and Canada.