2019–22 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2

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2019–22 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2
DatesAugust 2019 – January 2022
Administrator(s)International Cricket Council
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Round-robin
Participants7
Matches played126

The 2019–22 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 is the first edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2, a cricket tournament which forms part of the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualification process.[1][2] It is currently running from August 2019 to January 2022,[3] with all matches played as One Day Internationals (ODIs).[4] Each set of fixtures will take part as a tri-series.[5]

Scotland, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates were joined by the top four teams from the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament.[6] The first round of fixtures were played in Aberdeen, Scotland in August 2019.[7]

The top three teams will advance to the 2022 Cricket World Cup Qualifier tournament, with the bottom four teams advancing to the 2022 ICC Cricket World Cup Play-Off.[8]

In addition, the top ranked team in this CWC League 2 could be promoted to the next CWC Super League. Of the top ranked team in this League 2 and the 13th ranked team in 2020–22 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League, whichever of these two teams is ranked higher in the 2022 Cricket World Cup Qualifier will take the 13th spot in the next Super League while the team ranked lower will play in the next League 2.[6][9]

Either of the bottom two teams in this competition could be relegated to the next Cricket World Cup Challenge League. Of the bottom two teams, and the two champions of the 2019–21 ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge Leagues A and B, whichever two of these four teams are ranked higher in the 2022 ICC Cricket World Cup Play-Off, will play in the next League 2, while the two teams ranked lower will play in the next Challenge League.[10]

Teams[edit]

A diagram that explains the qualification structure for the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup

The top three teams in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 will qualify for the World Cup Qualifier while the bottom four go to the Play-Off.[11]

Team Mode of qualification
   Nepal[12] Prior ODI status
 Scotland[12]
 United Arab Emirates[12]
 Namibia[13] Promoted from 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two
 Oman[14]
 Papua New Guinea[15]
 United States[16]

Fixtures[edit]

The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed the following schedule of fixtures.[3][17]

Round Date Host team 2nd team 3rd team Winners
1 August 2019  Scotland  Oman  Papua New Guinea  Scotland[18]
2 September 2019  United States  Papua New Guinea  Namibia  Namibia[19]
3 December 2019  United Arab Emirates  Scotland  United States  United States[20]
4 January 2020  Oman  Namibia  United Arab Emirates  United Arab Emirates[21]
5 February 2020    Nepal  United States  Oman  Oman[22]
6 April 2020  United States  Scotland  United Arab Emirates
7 April 2020  Namibia    Nepal  Scotland
8 June 2020  Papua New Guinea  United Arab Emirates    Nepal
9 July 2020  Scotland    Nepal  Namibia
10 September 2020  Namibia  Papua New Guinea  United States
11 December 2020  United Arab Emirates  Namibia  Oman
12 January 2021  Oman  United States    Nepal
13 February 2021    Nepal  United Arab Emirates  Papua New Guinea
14 April 2021  Papua New Guinea  Oman  Scotland
15 June 2021  Scotland  United Arab Emirates  United States
16 August 2021  United States    Nepal  Oman
17 August 2021  Namibia  Oman  United Arab Emirates
18 September 2021  Papua New Guinea  United States  Namibia
19 November 2021    Nepal  Namibia  Scotland
20 January 2022  Oman  Scotland  Papua New Guinea
21 January 2022  United Arab Emirates  Papua New Guinea    Nepal

On 13 March 2020, the sixth round of matches, scheduled to take place in the Lauderhill, Florida in April 2020, were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions to the United States.[23][24] On 24 March 2020, the ICC also confirmed that rounds seven and eight, scheduled to take place in Namibia and Papua New Guinea respectively, had also been postponed.[25]

Points table[edit]

Pos Pld W L T NR Pts NRR 2023 World Cup Qualification 2027 World Cup Qualification
1  Oman 10 8 2 0 0 16 +0.177 Advance to 2022 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Determined by Qualifier
2  United States 12 6 6 0 0 12 –0.318 Qualify for the next Cricket World Cup League 2
3  Scotland 8 4 3 0 1 9 +0.139
4  Namibia 7 4 3 0 0 8 +0.008 Advance to 2022 ICC Cricket World Cup Play-Off
5  United Arab Emirates 7 3 3 0 1 7 –0.004
6    Nepal 4 2 2 0 0 4 +0.982 Determined by Play-Off
7  Papua New Guinea 8 0 8 0 0 0 –0.458

(P) Advanced to Play-Off. (Q) Advanced to Qualifier.


References[edit]

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