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USA and UAE Qualify for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier

USA and UAE Qualify for ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier

The United States of America and the United Arab Emirates ( USA and UAE) have secured their places in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier after finishing in the top two positions of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier Playoff.

USA and UAE qualify for World Cup Qualifier

In a six-team tournament held in Namibia, USA secured four wins from five matches, ahead of UAE on head-to-head, who won their final-day match against Jersey to level the USA on points. Hosts Namibia and Canada also put up a good show, bagging three wins each from their five fixtures.

The Player of the Tournament award went to Namibia’s Gerhard Erasmus, who scored 279 runs in five games at an average of 69.75. USA’s Ali Khan was the top wicket-taker, taking 16 wickets at an average of 12.37.

It is important to note that the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is scheduled to take place in India later this year.

Speaking on the team’s success, USA captain Monank Patel said, “It’s a great feeling to be able to progress to the Qualifiers in Zimbabwe, even though we see this as a big accomplishment for USA Cricket, we the players also know that it’s going to require lots of improvements for us to compete with the bigger teams. The players and support staff have worked tirelessly prior and during this event, and the hard work paid off.”

UAE captain Mohammad Waseem expressed his delight and gratitude towards his team, saying, “We are absolutely delighted to confirm our spot for the qualifiers in Zimbabwe. Heading into the tournament in Namibia, we had a clear objective of delivering our best and playing positive and fearless cricket. I want to thank the players and our entire support staff for their untiring efforts that have resulted in our success.”

The two teams will now compete with eight other teams in Zimbabwe between June 18 to July 9, for the remaining two places in the mega event.

USA and UAE have put in great performances to secure their spots in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier. The journey towards the mega event continues, and both teams are expected to put in their best efforts to make it to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

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