Oman U-19 drub Bhutan in ICC World Cup Asia Division 2 qualifier

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Shahzad Raza

Oman made its presence felt with a sound 8-wicket drubbing of Bhutan in its first game of ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier Asia Division Two tournament being held simultaneously in Bangkok and Chiangmai cities of Thailand.

The ten participating teams have been divided in two groups with Group A comprising Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bhutan, Qatar and Thailand and Group B consisting of Hong Kong, Maldives, China, Bahrain and Kuwait.

Often termed by International Cricket Council (ICC) as a ‘high performance member of its Associate community, Oman justified that trust when its senior national team won the ICC WCL Division Three held in Muscat last month, remaining remarkably undefeated in all games.

Out to emulate their seniors, the under-19 Oman boys announced their arrival with a resounding victory yesterday thanks to a magnificent bowling performance against Bhutan.