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Cricket: Oman and USA secure ODI status

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DUBAI: Oman and USA both have been guaranteed ODI status after an eventful day in the ICC World Cricket League Division 2.

Sandeep Goud guided Oman to ODI status and confirmed their spot in ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2.

Xavier Marshall’s century fired USA past Hong Kong and confirms their top-four finish.

Oman stayed perfect in ICC World Cricket League Division 2 action after a dramatic four-wicket win over hosts Namibia.

Oman’s passage to ODI status and more competitive cricket had already been confirmed earlier in the day when Canada downed Papua New Guinea, but they finished the job in style anyway as Sandeep Goud’s unbeaten half-century saw off Namibia.

USA have now confirmed their berth in League 2 after downing Hong Kong.

Both Oman and USA join Scotland, Nepal and the UAE in League 2, where they will play 36 ODIs each over a two-and-a-half year period on the road to Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

In a very competitive and exciting tournament, Canada kept their slim qualification hopes alive with their first win of the week over Papua New Guinea, with all four teams still fighting for the remaining two spots.

This article originally appeared on ICC Website.