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Cricket: Scotland hope ODI win over England boosts test status hopes | The Star Online

The Star – Malaysia – (Reuters) – Scotland’s shock one-day international win over England has boosted their chances of securing test-playing status, the country’s cricket board has said.

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  • (Reuters) – Scotland’s shock one-day international win over England has boosted their chances of securing test-playing status, the country’s cricket board has said.
  • “I can see us getting there in the next couple of years,” Tony Brian, chairman of Cricket Scotland, told the BBC.
  • “We’re so close to our goal of full member status now” The International Cricket Council (ICC) has 12 full members, with Ireland and Afghanistan promoted in June last year.
  • The ICC has reduced the number of teams at the 2019 World Cup to 10 from 14, making it far more difficult for associate nations to qualify.
  • “The ICC set strict criteria for us to meet for full member status and we’re only two away,” Brian added.


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