8/12/2019 2:22:23 PM (GMT+3)

ICC launches road to India 2023

ICC launches road to India 2023

DUBAI, UAE: One month after England were crowned Cricket World Cup champions, the pathway to India 2023 begins with ICC World Cup League 2.

The Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 which is two steps from India 2023 and sits beneath the Men’s CWC Super League. League 2 provides more competitive cricket for the seven teams, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, PNG, Scotland, UAE and USA, with each team playing 36 ODIs over two and half years from August 2019 to January 2022.

Scotland, PNG and Oman will play the inaugural series in Mannofield Park from August 14-21.

The tournament includes four ODIs for each team, worth 2 points per ODI which will contribute to the Men’s CWC League 2 table. After the 21 tri-series have been completed the three top teams with will confirm their place in the World Cup Qualifier 2022.

“As a cricketer who participated in four Cricket World Cups and captaining in the last one, it is heartening to see Associate Members having a FTP till 2022. This is a fantastic opportunity for teams to participate in the World Cup 2023 and I would like to congratulate the ICC for this initiative,” former Sri Lanka captain and current Oman coach Duleep Mendis told ICC website.

The bottom four teams will drop into the Qualifier Play-Off 2022 - which is a repechage event to the Global Qualifier- and will be joined by the winner of Challenge League A and B. The top two teams from the Play-Off will keep their hopes alive of participating in India 2023, by qualifying for the Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2022.