Dubai, June 1: Emerging One Day International (ODI) sides Nepal, Scotland, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were on Friday added to the 12 ODI nations on the expanded ICC ODI Team Rankings.
This elevation means all ODIs these four sides will play against other sides on the table henceforth will count towards a team’s rating points and performance in the rankings table.
The Netherlands secured ODI status and a place in the 13-team ODI league by winning the ICC World Cricket League Championship last year, while Scotland, Nepal and the UAE earned ODI status by finishing as the three leading Associates (along with the Dutch) in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018.
Scotland have been ranked in 13th place on 28 points - 10 points behind 12th ranked Ireland - while the UAE are another 10 points behind on 18 in 14th position.
The Netherlands have 13 rating points and Nepal have zero ratings point, but they will reflect on the ICC ODI team rankings table after both have played four more ODIs. IANS