ICC WCL 2016 Fixtures: ICC has announced the fixture for the ICC world cricket league championship (ICC WCL) which was created in 2007 in order to provide an opportunity to the similar standard ICC Associate and Affiliate Members (AMs) to get comfortable and be able to play in international 50 overs structure.
Check: IPL 2016 Updates.
There are six divisions in this league currently and each division is having 6 teams in its division, but the only 6th division has 8 teams. This divisional event happens in every 12-18 months approximately and will go on for 8-9 days. The format for this game is Round Robin Format.
Coming in the top four position in this game becomes important as they will earn spot in the ICC world Cricket League Championship 2015-17 and top two will qualify for the ICC intercontinental Cup 20151-17 for the first class completion of 4 days for AMs. Now the board has allowed the champion to qualify for the Test cricket playing. Thus making it more important.
This league championship becomes very important as it is a there path to the qualifier round of world cup cricket championship in 2018 (ICC CWCQ) and thus they have a chance to be a contender for the world cup title in 2019.
ICC declared the fixture for the ICC WCL division 5. This tournament will run for 8 days from 21 may to 28 may 2016.
Total 6 teams are participating in this division those are Oman, Jersey, Tanzania, Guernsey, and Vanuatu. Oman is looking to give a tough completion to the other teams as they have recently gone for the ICC T20 world cup 2016. Along with it, Host Jersey will also be the favorite ones. Total 10 matches will be playing in the tournament including final also.
The winning team will get a chance to move into the 4th division which is also going to happen later in this year and from there they will get a chance to move into the 2nd division the final stage for the qualifier round.
This tournament is being host by the Jersey Island and three grounds will be the part of this tournament Grainville, Farmers Field, FB fields. Grainville, where the first match played, was between England and New Zeeland.
More information regarding the squad and official will be announced soon.
The fixture goes like this:
|Grainville||Farmers Field||FB Fields|
|21 May 2016||Jersey vs Oman||Tanzania vs Nigeria||Guernsey vs Vanuatu|
|22 May 2016||Jersey vs Vanuatu||Guernsey vs Tanzania||Nigeria vs Oman|
|24 May, 2016||Nigeria vs Guernsey||Vanuatu vs Oman||Jersey vs Tanzania|
|25 May, 2016||Oman vs Tanzania||Jersey vs Guernsey||Nigeria vs Vanuatu|
|27 May 2016||Vanuatu vs Tanzania||Jersey vs Nigeria||Oman vs Guernsey|
|28 May 2016||Final||3 vs 4 play-off||5 vs 6 play-off|