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West Indies fail to qualify for Cricket World Cup 2023

West Indies have failed to qualify for the Cricket World Cup 2023 after a defeat against Scotland in the Super Six stage of the Cricket World Cup Qualifier on Saturday. Only two finalists from the tournament will book a spot in the World Cup, and West Indies holds a Zero chance of securing a place in the final after Today’s defeat.

This year’s mega event will be the first-ever ODI World Cup without two-time champion West Indies. The West Indies cricket team, who were champions of the first two World Cups in 1975 and 1979 and came second in 1983, will not be competing in the upcoming 13th edition of the competition.

Jason Holder sports a dejected look as Scotland close in on the target, Scotland vs West Indies, Super Six, ODI World Cup qualifier, Harare, July 1, 2023

West Indies finished in ninth place in the ODI Super League, which forced them to play in the World Cup Qualifiers. This happened because only the top eight teams from the league would get direct enter the ten-team tournament.

West Indies started the Qualifier with a win over USA and Nepal but suffered a defeat against Zimbabwe and Netherlands.

Invited to bat first at Harare Sports Club, West Indies were bowled out for just 181 runs. In reply, Scotland chased the target in 43.3 overs, losing just three wickets. Brandon McMullen was the star for the Scottish side picking up three wickets and scoring 69 runs in the second inning.