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2007 Cricket World Cup qualification

The 2007 Cricket World Cup will be contested between 16 of the 97 countries that are members of the International Cricket Council. The 11 teams with One-Day International status at the time of drafting qualify automatically for the ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007. Meanwhile, the 86 Associate and Affiliate countries of the ICC play off in a series of tournaments to capture one of the remaining five spots in the World Cup.

According to the ICC,[1] there are five steps for the ICC's 86 Associate and Affiliate member countries to qualify for the World Cup. The progression of team qualification is listed out chronologically below.

Contents

  • European Cricket Council Trophy 2003 1
  • Affiliates Tournaments 2
    • ICC WCQS Tournament - Africa Affiliates 2.1
    • Americas Affiliates Championship 2004 2.2
    • European Championships 2nd Division 2004 2.3
  • Final Regional Qualifying Events 3
    • Asian Cricket Council Trophy 3.1
    • ICC Six Nations WCQS Tournament 3.2
    • European Championships 2004 3.3
    • Americas Cricket Championship 3.4
    • ICC East Asia-Pacific Cricket Challenge 2004 3.5
  • World Cup Qualifying Series Division 2 2005 4
  • 2005 ICC Trophy 5
  • Notes and references 6

European Cricket Council Trophy 2003

Held in Austria in August 2003, the European Cricket Council Trophy 2003 was contested by 11 teams across 3 preliminary groups. The top four teams from these groups progressed through to a championship group, where each team played each other once.[2]

Group Stages:

Group 1
Team Pts Pld W L
 Malta 4 2 2 0
 Finland 2 2 1 1
 Portugal 0 2 0 2
Group 2
Team Pts Pld W L
 Greece 6 3 3 0
 Austria 4 3 2 1
  Switzerland 2 3 1 2
 Luxembourg 0 3 0 3
Group 3
Team Pts Pld W L
 Norway 6 3 3 0
 Spain 4 3 2 1
 Belgium 2 3 1 2
 Croatia 0 3 0 3

Group Standings: Norway, Greece, Malta and Austria progressed to the Championship Group.

Championship Group
Team Pts Pld W L
 Norway 6 3 3 0
 Austria 2 3 1 2
 Malta 2 3 1 2
 Greece 2 3 1 2

Final Standings: Norway qualified to participate in European Championships 2nd Division 2004, after finishing on top of the championship group.

Affiliates Tournaments

ICC WCQS Tournament - Africa Affiliates

Held in Africa during March 2004, 8 teams (from 7 countries and a South Africa Country Districts team) played off in two groups of four. After each team has played one game against the other three teams in their pool, the top two teams advanced to the next round. The two top teams in each group progressed, playing semi-finals, a third-place play-off and a final, where South Africa Country Districts defeated Botswana.[3]

Final Standings:

In bold: Advanced to the ICC Six Nations WCQS Tournament
Botswana qualified to participate in the ICC Six Nations WCQS Tournament, after being the country with the highest standing at the end of the tournament
In italics: Won tournament but was not eligible to advance to next the stage
South Africa Country Districts were undefeated throughout the tournament, but because they were not a country, were not eligible to advance to the ICC Six Nations WCQS Tournamen
Group 1
Team Pts Pld W L
 Botswana 6 3 3 0
 Malawi 4 3 2 1
 Sierra Leone 2 3 1 2
 Gambia 0 3 0 3
Group 2
Team Pts Pld W L
SACD 6 3 3 0
 Ghana 4 3 2 1
 Mozambique 2 3 1 2
 Rwanda 0 3 0 3
Final Points Table
Team Pts Pld W L
SACD 10 5 5 0
 Botswana 8 5 4 1
 Ghana 6 5 3 2
 Malawi 4 5 2 3

Americas Affiliates Championship 2004

Similarly to the African Affiliates playoff, the Americas Affiliates Championship was contested in March 2004 to decide the team that would progress through to the next round.[4] Five ICC Affiliate members played off in a round-robin format from 23 March to 27 March, playing each other once.

Team Pts Pld W L NR NRR
 Bahamas 24 4 4 0 0 2.368
 Panama 18 4 3 1 0 0.898
 Belize 12 4 2 2 0 1.159
 Turks and Caicos Islands 6 4 1 3 0 -1.998
 Suriname 0 4 0 4 0 -2.208

European Championships 2nd Division 2004

Competed in Belgium in 2004 and separate to the 1st Division Championships for the first time, six countries played off on four grounds in Antwerp, Brussels and Mechelen.[5] Italy went through unbeaten, qualifying for a play off at the ICC World Cup Qualifying Series Division 2 for the twelfth and final place for the 2005 ICC Trophy.

Team Pts Pld W T NR L
 Italy 10 5 5 0 0 0
 France 6 5 3 0 0 2
 Germany 6 5 3 0 0 2
 Norway 4 5 2 0 0 3
 Gibraltar 4 5 2 0 0 3
 Israel 0 5 0 0 0 5

Final Regional Qualifying Events

Asian Cricket Council Trophy

Hosted in Malaysia in June 2004, the ACC Trophy[6] was contested by 15 countries divided into four groups. The tournament then progressed into a knockout phase, with the top two teams from each group progressing to the quarter finals. At the end of the tournament, the runner-up Oman and the winner United Arab Emirates, did enough to secure themselves a spot in the ICC Trophy.

ICC Six Nations WCQS Tournament

Both Namibia and Uganda qualified for the ICC Trophy after they finished ahead of the other four teams in a round robin tournament played in Zambia in August 2004.[7]

Team Pts Pld W L RRF RRA NRR
 Namibia 25 5 5 0 5.11 2.31 2.80
 Uganda 20 5 4 1 3.77 2.99 0.78
 Zambia 10 5 2 3 3.58 3.98 -0.40
 Botswana 10 5 2 3 4.24 4.59 -0.35
 Nigeria 5 5 1 4 3.34 4.91 -1.57
 Tanzania 5 5 1 4 3.01 5.08 -2.07

European Championships 2004

Even though the tournament isn't considered to be a qualification tournament, the European Championship[8] is considered to be the most important European tournament on the calendar. Contested by Denmark, Holland, Ireland, Scotland as well as an ECB England XI, the format is a round robin tournament, with the winner being the team that finishes on top. Denmark, Holland, Ireland and Scotland were already guaranteed a direct spot into the ICC Trophy, with the ECB XI being ineligible.

Team Pts Pld W T NR L
ECB England XI 8 4 4 0 0 0
 Ireland 6 4 3 0 0 1
 Netherlands 4 4 2 0 0 2
 Scotland 2 4 1 0 0 3
 Denmark 0 4 0 0 0 4

Americas Cricket Championship

Bermuda hosted the 2004 Americas Cricket Championship[9] in July 2004, which was played as a round robin tournament with the top three out of the six teams preogressing through to the ICC Trophy.

Team Pts Pld W L NR NRR
 Canada 20 5 5 0 0 2.157
 United States 16 5 4 1 0 2.132
 Bermuda 12 5 3 2 0 0.944
 Cayman Islands 8 5 2 3 0 -0.198
 Argentina 4 5 1 4 0 -2.007
 Bahamas 0 5 0 5 0 -2.226

ICC East Asia-Pacific Cricket Challenge 2004

Japan hosted the tournament[10] from May 25 to May 29 in 2004, with teams from Fiji, Indonesia, Japan and Tonga contesting in a round robin format, with the top two ranked teams, Fiji and Tonga, playing in a final to decide the tournament winner. Fiji beat Tonga in the final by 181 runs, hence qualifying to the ICC World Cup Qualifying Series Division 2.

Team Pld W L
 Fiji 3 3 0
 Tonga 3 2 1
 Indonesia 3 1 2
 Japan 3 0 3

World Cup Qualifying Series Division 2 2005

This new event[11] for the eight teams that had narrowly missed out on direct qualification for the ICC Trophy was played in Malaysia in February 2005. Two groups of four teams each played each other in a round robin stage, with the top two teams from each group progressing to a knockout stage, where the winners would progress to a final. Papua New Guinea emerged winners in Kuala Lumpur on 26 February, beating Fiji by 30 runs. Papua New Guinea therefore managed to grab the final spot into the ICC Trophy.

Group A
Team Pts Pld W T L
 Papua New Guinea 6 3 3 0 0
   Nepal 4 3 2 0 1
 Kuwait 2 3 1 0 2
 Italy 0 3 0 0 3
Group B
Team Pts Pld W T L
 Fiji 6 3 3 0 0
 Qatar 4 3 2 0 1
 Cayman Islands 2 3 1 0 2
 Zambia 0 3 0 0 3
Semi-finals Final
25 February - Selangor Turf Club
   Papua New Guinea   9/260  
   Qatar   10/224  
 
27 February - Royal Selangor Club
       Papua New Guinea   10/176
     Fiji   10/146
Third place
25 February - Bayumas Oval 27 February - Bayumas Oval
   Fiji   8/143      Nepal   7/176
     Nepal   10/140      Qatar   10/78

2005 ICC Trophy

The 2005 ICC Trophy was a cricket tournament held in Ireland between 1 July and 13 July. It was an international one-day tournament played over 50 overs per side between 12 associate members of the International Cricket Council. It came with the prize of a place in the 2007 Cricket World Cup (and together with it a share of US$2,500,000 for future development) for the five top-ranked teams, and with the prize of official One Day International status from 1 January 2006 (until the 2009 ICC Trophy) for the five top-ranked teams along with Kenya, who had already been given official one-day status till the 2009 Trophy.

On 7 July, Ireland, Bermuda, Scotland and Canada qualified for the semi-finals. With that, they also won places in the 2007 Cricket World Cup and, from 1 January 2006, official One Day International status. On 11 July, the Netherlands also achieved this by beating the UAE to finish fifth. Scotland won the tournament, beating Ireland in the final.

Notes and references

  1. ^ International Cricket Council All about five… qualifying steps to the ICC Cricket World Cup
  2. ^ ECC Trophy 2003, from cricketeurope.net, retrieved 5 July 2006
  3. ^ Scorecards from the African Affiliates Tournament, from ICC, retrieved 5 July 2006
  4. ^ International Cricket Council Americas Affiliates Championship 2004
  5. ^ European Cricket Council European Championships 2nd Division 2004
  6. ^ Cricinfo Asian Cricket Council Trophy, Jun 2004
  7. ^ International Cricket Council Six Nations WCQS Tournament
  8. ^ European Cricket Council European Championships 2004
  9. ^ International Cricket Council WCQS-Associates
  10. ^ Japan Cricket Association East Asia Pacific Cricket Challenge
  11. ^ Cricket Europe World Cup Qualifying Series Division 2, 2005
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