WI aim to save WC hopes

Harare – Bowling coach James Franklin said yesterday beleaguered West Indies would continue clinging to the glimmer of hope that was their World Cup dreams, as they prepared for their critical do-or-die clash with Scotland today.

The Caribbean side lost the last two of their four group games of the ICC World Cup qualifiers to Zimbabwe and the Netherlands, to leave themselves having to win all three of their Super Six games in order to stand any chance of reaching the showpiece in India this year.

Due to the defeats, West Indies took no points into the Super Six stage and opening wins for Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe – who both took four points into the round – put the two-time World champions even closer to elimination.

“There is still opportunity. We’re not out of this qualifying tournament,” the New Zealander said. (CMC)

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