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In the qualifiers for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, cricket teams from European countries Netherlands and Ireland, African countries Zimbabwe and Kenya, and Asian countries Afghanistan and UAE were the only six participants.

The format of the Qualifiers is as follows –

  • The top two teams (in terms of number of matches won) qualified for the world cup. In case of a tie for the top two teams, the two teams that qualify for the world cup was to be decided in a tie-breaker round.
  • Two matches were played every day over six days (Monday to Saturday). One match each was played in the morning slot and in the evening slot every day.
  • The teams playing the evening match did not play the next day.
  • Each team played four matches, one match against every team except the team from the same continent.
  • Every team played two morning and two evening matches.
  • No team play two matches in a day.

The following information regarding the schedule for the tournament is known.

1. All teams except Ireland played their morning matches on consecutive days.
2. Afghanistan won all their matches while Kenya lost all their matches.
3. UAE won their match on Friday evening.
4. Ireland lost its match on Saturday morning.
5. Afghanistan defeated the teams from Europe on Tuesday evening and Thursday morning.


1. Which team played against UAE on Friday evening?
A. Netherlands
B. Zimbabwe
C. Ireland
D. Cannot be determined

2. How many teams played their evening matches on alternate days?

3. If UAE lost both their remaining matches, then which team of qualified for the World Cup 2019, if it is known that tie-breaker was not required? (Here remaining matches means the matches whose outcomes are not known to us.)
A. Netherlands
B. Zimbabwe
C. Ireland
D. Cannot be determined

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