AFP| Who’s saying what after Scotland missed out on World Cup qualification in a controversial five-run D/L method loss to West Indies on Wednesday:
“Two critical moments in two critical games have potentially cost us. So we’re not feeling too flash right now.”
— Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer on umpiring blunders in the defeat to Ireland and against the Windies when Richie Berrington was wrongly given out lbw. There is no DRS at the competition. Had Berrington remained not out when rain stopped play then Scotland would have qualified on the D/L method.
“There was extreme pressure, with pretty much the whole world barring the West Indies wanting us to turn them over. That was what we feel is for the good of the game. Try and make a scene and get us into that World Cup. But it wasn’t to be.”
“Feel absolutely sick for everyone @CricketScotland, players, support staff, administration & supporters. It’s all been said before, but this tournament has highlighted (again) so much that is wrong with the management, structure & priorities of world cricket @ICC #notgoodenough.”
— Former Scotland captain Craig Wright
“@ICC I think you need to re-address your ‘values’ below, particularly your final point. Your actions as a governing body are so misaligned with this it’s frightening.”
— Ex-Scotland captain Preston Mommsen commenting on the ICC’s ‘value’ of “commitment to the global game”.
“Gutted doesn’t come close, we played some fantastic cricket this tournament. Pleased to hear the @westindies celebrating dramatically after a game in the balance settled by rain beating us the associate!! I’m a proud of @CricketScotland lads!Thanks for the support!!
— Scotland batsman George Munsey
“Delighted for @westindies qualifying for the World Cup … But let’s be honest Scotland,Ireland,Nepal,Afghanistan,Zimbabwe should all be there … The ICC have made a huge mistake ..”
— Former England captain Michael Vaughan on the ICC’s widely-panned decision to cut the World Cup in 2019 to just 10 teams.