ICC President Sharad Pawar has thanked the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) for hosting a fantastic ICC World Twenty Qualifier UAE 2012, for the second successive time.
He added that the success of the tournament will ensure that cricket continues to be well supported in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Afghanistan fast bowler Aftab Alam has been reprimanded and warned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct.
He was found guilty of a Level One breach which relates to pointing or gesturing to a batsman after dismissing them during the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier final against Ireland in Dubai.
Ireland booked their place in the ICC World Twenty20 2012 by dispatching Namibia by nine wickets in a one-sided preliminary final of the qualifying event in Dubai.
Batting first, Namibia could only reach 94 for six, as their superb form at the start of the tournament deserted them, and Ireland raced to victory in 10.1 overs.
Scotland finished the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in fifth place after they beat Canada by four wickets in a last-ball thriller in Dubai.
Richie Berrington led the way for Scotland by taking two wickets and then top scoring with 47 as they successfully scored seven runs from the final over.
Ireland are one step away from qualification for the ICC World Twenty20 2012 after they beat the Netherlands by seven wickets in their latest play-off in Dubai.
Paul Stirling hit 33 and Kevin O'Brien an unbeaten 30 as they successfully overhauled the Netherlands' score of 114 for seven with three overs and two balls remaining.
Afghanistan sealed themselves a berth at the ICC World Twenty20 2012 by beating Namibia by 47 runs in the 1st qualifying final in Dubai.
They produced an outstanding all-round performance, first reaching 146 all out in their 20 overs and then dismissing Namibia for 99.
Ireland and the Netherlands kept their dream of qualifying for the ICC World Twenty20 2012 in Sri Lanka alive by winning knock-out matches against Canada and Scotland respectively.
Ireland thrashed Canada by ten wickets while the Netherlands had to work hard to overcome Scotland by three wickets. There were also wins in other play-off matches for Oman and Hong Kong.
Namibia, Canada and Scotland completed the qualifiers after the group stage of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2012 in the United Arab Emirates.
Namibia top group B after their seventh straight win, Canada finished in third in Group A by beating Nepal but Scotland crept through in group B despite a shock seven-wicket defeat to the United States of America.
Afghanistan, Ireland and the Netherlands sealed their places in the play-offs with wins on day seven of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2012 in the United Arab Emirates.
Afghanistan finished on top of Group A with a perfect record after beating Bermuda while there was also a win for Kenya over Uganda after Ireland and the Netherlands beat Oman and Hong Kong respectively.
Day six of action in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2012 proved to be one devoid of upsets as there were wins in the afternoon session for Bermuda, Canada, Ireland and Namibia.
Namibia are still yet to be defeated and top Group B while Canada's win over Denmark kept them in the hunt in Group A.
Afghanistan, Kenya, Netherlands and Scotland all secured victories on the morning of day six of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2012 in the United Arab Emirates.
All four sides are ranked in the top six at the tournament and they all scored victories batting second over Hong Kong, United States of America, Nepal and Italy respectively.
Afghanistan and Namibia made it five wins out of five to remain at the top of their respective groups after the fifth day of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates.
There was also a first win so far for the United States of America, who beat Oman, while also victorious were Hong Kong, Netherlands, Nepal, Italy and Ireland.
Afghanistan have joined Namibia in winning their first four matches in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2012 on day four of the competition.
They beat Nepal by 34 runs while there were also wins for Ireland, Kenya and Papua New Guinea.
Namibia made it four wins out of four - but only just - and there were also wins for the Netherlands, Canada and Scotland on the fourth morning of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2012 in the United Arab Emirates.
Namibia beat their fellow African challengers by just four runs while the victories for Netherlands, Canada and Scotland, over Denmark, Bermuda and Oman respectively, were far more comfortable.
Papua New Guinea and Kenya took their first wins of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2012 during the afternoon of the third day's competition, which also saw wins for the Netherlands and Scotland.
PNG, who pushed Afghanistan and Canada hard in their first two matches, beat Nepal while Kenya beat Oman who are now one of three teams yet to score a win.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reprimanded and warned 14 cricketers for breaching its Code of Conduct with regard to clothing and equipment during the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates.
All of the players admitted to a Level One breach of the ICC Code of Conduct, breaching specifically Article 2.1.1 - Breach of the ICC’s Clothing and Equipment Regulations during an International Match.
Afghanistan and Namibia have maintained their perfect records after three games of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2012 in the United Arab Emirates.
There were also wins on the morning of day three for Ireland over Italy and Canada over Hong Kong.
Namibia beat higher-ranked opponents for the second time in two days as the later games in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates produced plenty of thrills and spills.
Having defeated Ireland on the opening day, Namibia meted out similar treatment of Scotland while there were also wins for Afghanistan, Nepal and Oman.
There were wins for Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland and Italy in the early games on day two of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifying tournament in the United Arab Emirates.
Ireland's crushing victory over Kenya was badly needed after an opening day loss to Namibia while Canada hung on to beat Papua New Guinea by just six runs.
There were wins for the Netherlands, Nepal, Afghanistan and Denmark in Group A and Italy, Scotland, Uganda and Namibia in Group B on the opening day of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates.
Namibia produced an upset to beat Ireland while there were comprehensive wins for the Netherlands, Italy, Nepal and Uganda.
All 16 teams competing in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates have named their 14-man squads for the tournament.
The two finalists in the competition will qualify for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
Ireland have named their 14-man squad for the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier which takes place in the United Arab Emirates in March.
The squad shows just three changes from that which famously upset England during the 2011 World Cup as Rory McCann replaces Niall O'Brien, Max Sorensen is also selected and Andre Botha has retired.