Scotland will join Afghanistan, Ireland and UAE at ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand
ICC President Alan Isaac has congratulated Scotland for winning the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier New Zealand 2014 (CWCQ) after the side defeated 1994 champion United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the final by 41 runs in a match live-streamed on the official ICC website, www.icc-cricket.com, from the Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln, on Saturday.
The two teams had secured their positions in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 after recording victories on the last day of the Super Six stage of the ICC CWCQ NZ 2014 on Thursday, and Saturday’s final determined which pool each team will join in 2015.
Scotland will join fellow qualifier Afghanistan, four-time champion Australia, co-host New Zealand, Bangladesh, three-time finalist England, and 1996 champion Sri Lanka in Pool A of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
UAE will be placed in Pool B along with defending champion India, qualifier Ireland, 1992 champion Pakistan, South Africa, two-time champion West Indies and Zimbabwe.
After watching the final, ICC President Alan Isaac said: “Congratulations to Scotland for winning the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier for the second time.
Congratulations go to both Scotland and UAE for a tremendous effort in reaching the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, and for their exceptional performances in the final here in New Zealand. The final was played in the spirit of the game, and I am delighted that fans around the world could enjoy the high standard of cricket displayed by both teams through the online live-streaming.”
“I wish the teams the best of luck as they begin their preparations for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, which is only 12 months away,” he said.
Mr Isaac thanked New Zealand Cricket and the venues across the north and south island for hosting the event. “I would like to thank the venues, the ground staff and New Zealand Cricket for their hard work and dedication to making this tournament a great success,” he said.
Mr Isaac also thanked the ICC's commercial partners: "To our commercial partners, Reliance, LG, Pepsi, Emirates, Reebok, Castrol, MoneyGram and Hyundai, your ongoing and loyal support is of the utmost importance as we continue to promote cricket around the globe, particularly Associate and Affiliate cricket," he said.
"Lastly, I would like to thank the match officials, the support staff and the players from all ten participating teams for giving their best performances while upholding the spirit of the game. I have no doubt that the players will take a lot of positives from this tournament.”
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 CEO John Harnden said: “The Qualifier has been full of action-packed matches and emerging heroes, and in Scotland and UAE we have exciting additions to ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.”
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Media Guide and tournament website
The tournament media guide contains information on the competing team information, tournament statistics and tournament information, and is available for download from here.
The official tournament website www.cricketworldcup.com/qualification will contain match reports, an up-to-date points table, fixtures and tournament statistics, while the Playing Conditions can be downloaded from here.
Match day coverage
Daily round ups of each match day of the ICC CWCQ NZ 2014 are available on the ICC website here, as well as on the ICC Media Zone.
The ICC Media Zone is free to access and available to all media. Media needing access to the ICC Media Zone can register itself at http://www.icc-cricket.com/mediazone/ and obtain login credentials.
For detailed daily match reports, please visit the ICC website here.
Live-stream of matches
Four matches of the tournament, including three Super Six matches and Saturday’s final, were streamed live at www.icc-cricket.com from the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln, allowing cricket fans across the globe to follow the live action from the business end of the tournament, as it unfolds in New Zealand.
Ultra Motion cameras were deployed for the first time ever in an ICC qualifier tournament. The high quality coverage will be conducted using nine high definition cameras and a full broadcast graphics package. Live online polls and social media initiatives will also be run during the broadcast and fans will be encouraged to join the conversation by using the official hashtag #CWC15.
Important contact numbers
Below please find contact details of the team managers who will be the point of contact for media having any specific queries or interview requests:
|Team||Team Manager||NZ mobile number|
|Scotland||Euan McIntyre||+ 64 (0) 21 190 6262|
|UAE||Mansoor Pasha||+ 64 (0) 21 190 1794|
The official tournament hashtag is #cwc15.
The ICC provided five images from certain matches of the tournament, including the final, free of charge. Any images used should be credited as 2014 © IDI/Getty Images.
The link for the images is http://mm.gettyimages.com/mm/nicePath/iccpublicuser?nav=pr206089795
More information on the ICC CWCQ 2014 can be found here.
The full schedule of matches can be found here.