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2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two

2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two was a cricket tournament that took place in February 2018 in Namibia.[1][2] The United Arab Emirates won the tournament, after beating Nepal by 7 runs in the final.[3] Canada and Namibia finished third and fourth respectively and remained in Division Two.[4] Oman and Kenya finished fifth and sixth respectively and were both relegated to Division Three.[4] Following Kenya's last-place finish in the tournament, their captain Rakep Patel and their coach Thomas Odoyo both resigned.[5]

2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two
Dates8–15 February 2018
Administrator(s)ICC
Cricket formatList A
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s)Namibia Namibia
Champions United Arab Emirates (3rd title)
Runners-up   Nepal
Participants6
Matches played18
Player of the seriesNepal Sandeep Lamichhane
Most runsNepal Paras Khadka (241)
Most wicketsNepal Sandeep Lamichhane (17)
Oman Bilal Khan (17)
2015
2019

Oman and Canada were the top two teams in the 2017 ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament in Uganda and were promoted as a result.[6] They were joined by the bottom four teams from the 2015–17 ICC World Cricket League Championship to determine the final two spots in the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.[7][8] Following the conclusion of the round-robin stage, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates claimed the final places in the World Cup Qualifier.[9]

The group-stage match between Kenya and Namibia was originally scheduled to take place on 9 February. No play was possible, due to a wet outfield, so the match was moved to the following day.[10] The match was abandoned on the reserve day, also due to rain. Under the rules of the tournament, the fixture was rescheduled to be played on 13 February, after the matches on the 11 and 12 February reached a conclusion.[11]

Contents

TeamsEdit

SquadsEdit

The following players were selected for the tournament:[14]

  Canada[15]
Coach: Ingleton Liburd
  Kenya[16]
Coach: Thomas Odoyo
  Namibia[17]
Coach: Dayanand Thakur
    Nepal[18]
Coach: Jagat Tamata
  Oman[19]
Coach: Duleep Mendis
  United Arab Emirates[17]
Coach: Russell Domingo

Points tableEdit

Team
Pld W L T NR Pts NRR Status
    Nepal 5 4 1 0 0 8 –0.124 Met in the final and advanced to the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier
  United Arab Emirates 5 3 2 0 0 6 +1.034
  Canada 5 3 2 0 0 6 +0.867 Met in the 3rd-place playoff and remain in Division Two
  Namibia 5 3 2 0 0 6 +0.566
  Oman 5 2 3 0 0 4 –0.508 Met in the 5th-place playoff and relegated to 2018 Division Three
  Kenya 5 0 5 0 0 0 –1.834

FixturesEdit

The following dates and venues were confirmed for the tournament:[20]

Round-robinEdit

8 February 2018
09:30
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates  
309/8 (50 overs)
v
  Kenya
91 (32.4 overs)
United Arab Emirates won by 218 runs
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek
  • Kenya won the toss and elected to field.

8 February 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Namibia  
138 (34.2 overs)
v
    Nepal
139/9 (49.2 overs)
Nepal won by 1 wicket
Affies Park, Windhoek
  • Nepal won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rohit Paudel (Nepal) made his List A debut.

8 February 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Oman  
106 (27.4 overs)
v
  Canada
108/2 (15.4 overs)
Canada won by 8 wickets
United Ground, Windhoek

9 February 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Canada  
209 (49.2 overs)
v
  United Arab Emirates
186 (45 overs)
Canada won by 23 runs
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek
  • United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to field.

9 February 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Nepal    
138 (46 overs)
v
  Oman
139/4 (35.1 overs)
Oman won by 6 wickets
Affies Park, Windhoek
  • Oman won the toss and elected to field.

9–10 February 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Kenya  
83 (38.5 overs)
v
  Namibia
15/0 (5 overs)
  • Namibia won the toss and elected to field.
  • No play was possible due to wet outfield, with the match moved to the reserve day. On reserve day, the start was delayed by a wet outfield and the match reduced to 45 overs per side.[10]
  • The match was abandoned on the reserve day, also due to rain. With all the matches played on 11 and 12 February reaching a conclusion, the match was replayed on 13 February.[11]

11 February 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Oman  
164 (48.5 overs)
v
  Namibia
165/8 (49.4 overs)
Namibia won by 2 wickets
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek
  • Namibia won the toss and elected to field.

11 February 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Canada  
186 (49.2 overs)
v
  Kenya
127 (39.1 overs)
Canada won by 59 runs
Affies Park, Windhoek
  • Kenya won the toss and elected to field.

11 February 2018
09:30
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates  
114 (31 overs)
v
    Nepal
115/6 (28.5 overs)
Nepal won by 4 wickets
United Ground, Windhoek
  • Nepal won the toss and elected to field.
  • The start was delayed by a wet outfield and the match reduced to 34 overs per side.
  • Anil Sah (Nepal) made his List A debut.

12 February 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Kenya  
177/8 (50 overs)
v
    Nepal
178/7 (50 overs)
Nepal won by 3 wickets
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek.
  • Nepal won the toss and elected to field.

12 February 2018
09:30
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates  
159 (46 overs)
v
  Oman
113 (36.5 overs)
United Arab Emirates won by 46 runs
Affies Park, Windhoek
  • United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to bat.

12 February 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Namibia  
268/8 (50 overs)
v
  Canada
251/8 (50 overs)
Namibia won by 17 runs
United Ground, Windhoek
  • Canada won the toss and elected to field.

13 February 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Kenya  
110 (30.1 overs)
v
  Namibia
111/2 (16 overs)
Namibia won by 8 wickets
United Ground, Windhoek
  • Kenya won the toss and elected to bat.

14 February 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Canada  
194/8 (50 overs)
v
    Nepal
195/9 (50 overs)
Nepal won by 1 wicket
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek
  • Nepal won the toss and elected to field.

14 February 2018
09:30
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates  
247/6 (50 overs)
v
  Namibia
228 (49.4 overs)
United Arab Emirates won by 19 runs
Affies Park, Windhoek
  • Namibia won the toss and elected to field.

14 February 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Kenya  
200 (49.5 overs)
v
  Oman
184/8 (41.1 overs)
Oman won by 2 wickets (DLS method)
United Ground, Windhoek
  • Oman won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain set Oman a revised target of 183 runs from 42 overs.

PlayoffsEdit

Fifth-place playoffEdit

15 February 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Kenya  
253 (49.5 overs)
v
  Oman
257/5 (47 overs)
Oman won by 5 wickets
United Ground, Windhoek
  • Oman won the toss and elected to field.
  • Naseem Khushi (Oman) made his List A debut.

Third-place playoffEdit

15 February 2018
09:30
Scorecard
Canada  
247/4 (50 overs)
v
  Namibia
198 (47.5 overs)
Canada won by 49 runs
Affies Park, Windhoek
  • Canada won the toss and elected to bat.

FinalEdit

15 February 2018
09:30
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates  
277/4 (50 overs)
v
    Nepal
270/8 (50 overs)
United Arab Emirates won by 7 runs
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek
  • United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to bat.

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Status
1st   United Arab Emirates Advanced to the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier
2nd     Nepal
3rd   Canada Remained in Division Two
4th   Namibia
5th   Oman Relegated to Division Three for 2018
6th   Kenya

ReferencesEdit

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