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2019–21 ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League

The 2019–21 ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League is scheduled to be the inaugural edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League, a cricket tournament which forms part of the qualification pathway to the 2023 Cricket World Cup.[1][2] The first fixtures are scheduled to start in September 2019, with all matches having List A status.[3]

2019–21 ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League
Dates16 September 2019–October 2021
Administrator(s)International Cricket Council
Cricket formatList A
Tournament format(s)Round-robin
Matches played90

The Cricket World Cup Challenge League will be split into two groups, A and B, with the top team in each group advancing to a play-off tournament, taking place in 2022, which feeds into the 2022 Cricket World Cup Qualifier tournament.[1][4] The Cricket World Cup Challenge League replaces the World Cricket League (WCL) which was previously used as the pathway to the Cricket World Cup.[5]

The league will feature the twelve teams ranked from 21st to 32nd place in the WCL following the conclusion of the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament in Namibia.[5] The twelve teams will then be split into two groups, with each group playing in a six-team tournament on an annual basis.[5]




League Date Location Winners
A 16–25 September 2019[14] Malaysia
B 25 November – 10 December 2019[15] Hong Kong

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