World reacts as Ireland and United Arab Emirates qualify for 2022 ICC Men’s T20I World Cup
Two more spots for the 2022 ICC T20I Men’s World Cup in Australia have been locked in, with Ireland and the United Arab Emirates winning over Oman and Nepal respectively.
With victory by 56 points in the second semi-final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A, Ireland return to the tournament after exiting the first round in 2021.
After winning the draw at Oman Cricket Academy’s No. 2 ground, local skipper Zeeshan Maqsood asked Ireland to put a target on the board. Ireland in their 20 overs managed to post 165/7, before a clinical defense with the ball.
Ireland will meet the United Arab Emirates in the tournament final on February 24, after Ahmed Raza’s side dismissed a challenge from Nepal.
Placing Nepal 176 to win, the skipper’s excellent 5/19 helped the United Arab Emirates limit Nepal to 107.
After their achievement, the team received accolades and best wishes from around the world.
The man who ruled @EmiratesCricket ship through the rockiest storms and has now come out the other side, taking his country back to the T20 World Cup for the first time since 2014. Congratulations to @ahmedrazauae who deserves these charges for his perseverance through dark times. pic.twitter.com/VZLTI6enW8
— Peter Della Penna (@PeterDellaPenna) February 22, 2022