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Gavin Hamilton hits out against Australia’s Shane Warne during Scotland’s inaugural ODI, at Worcester in the 1999 World Cup (source – Adrian Murrell / Getty Images)

Scotland’s first One-Day International

In 1992, Scotland broke away from the Test and County Cricket Board (TCCB), thus creating their own cricketing identity separate from England. They gained Associate membership of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1994, making them eligible to play in...

Netherlands v UAE: The first ODI between two Associates | EC Rewind

Rustom Deboo takes us back in time with his new regular "EC Rewind" column. Some articles will be republished from his blog and we'll also see new pieces on emerging cricket history. Today it's the Netherlands v...

The final chapter? Associate nations at the World Cup: Part 5 (2011 & 2015)

The 16-team format used for the 2007 World Cup proved to be short-lived, as the tournament reverted to a two-group structure of 14 teams (as was the case in 2003, but with quarterfinals instead of the Super...

The Kenyan miracle and a St. Patrick’s Day for the ages: Associates at the...

Bangladesh’s elevation to Test status in 2000, coupled with the increase in the number of participating teams by two on previous editions, led to room for four Associates at the 2003 World Cup in Africa. The 2007...

Lions, Tigers & flair: 1996 & 1999. Associates at the World Cup, Part 3.

As seen in Part 2, Zimbabwe became the ninth Test nation in 1992, thus opening up further opportunities for the Associates to partake at the World Cup. Moreover, the next two editions of the World Cup...

The Zimbabwe years: ’83, ’87, ’92. Associates at the World Cup, Part 2.

Having revisited the fortunes of Associate nations at the first two World Cups in 1975 and 1979 in Part 1 of this five-part series, we move ahead to the next three editions – held in England in...

Associates at the World Cup, Part 1: 1975 & 1979

Thanks to the International Cricket Council’s retrograde decision to reduce the number of the teams at the World Cup, the 12th edition of the showpiece event, set to begin in England on May 30, will feature only ten teams –...