ICC World Cricket League Championship

The ICC World Cricket League Championship was the top division of the World Cricket League (WCL). It formed the qualification process for the Cricket World Cup.

WCL Championship
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AdministratorICC
FormatOne Day International & List A
First edition2007
Latest edition2015-17
Number of teamsSix (2007 and 2010)
Eight (since 2011)
Current champion Netherlands (1st title)
Most successful Ireland (2 titles)
Most runsScotland Kyle Coetzer(ODI:663 & List-A:1169)[1][2]
Most wicketsODI:Scotland Alasdair Evans(15)[3] List-A:NetherlandsMudassar Bukhari(32)[4]

The WCL Championship was originally known as World Cricket League Division One, and was played twice under that name (in 2007 and 2010). Those were hosted as standalone tournaments, but a new format was subsequently introduced in which competing teams play multiple games against each other over several years (mirroring the Intercontinental Cup, a first-class competition). All matches in the WCL Championship hold List A status, while matches between higher-ranking teams hold One Day International (ODI) status.

HistoryEdit

The first WCL Division One tournament in 2007 featured the top six teams from the 2005 ICC Trophy, while the 2010 tournament featured the top six teams from the 2009 World Cup Qualifier. Two teams from WCL Division Two were added for the 2011–13 WCL Championship, making eight teams in total. The top two teams from the 2011–13 competition (Ireland and Afghanistan) gained automatic qualification for the 2015 World Cup. They were subsequently promoted to the ICC ODI Championship, although the 2015–17 WCL Championship remained an eight-team competition as two additional teams were promoted from Division Two.

ResultsEdit

Edition Host Final
Venue Winner Result Runner-up
2007   Kenya Nairobi   Kenya
158/2 (37.5 overs)
Kenya won by 8 wickets
scorecard
  Scotland
155 (47 overs)
2010   Netherlands Amsterdam   Ireland
233/4 (44.5 overs)
Ireland won by 6 wickets
scorecard
  Scotland
232 (48.5 overs)
2011–13 no single host no final   Ireland
24 points
Ireland won on points
points table
  Afghanistan
19 points
2015–17 no single host no final   Netherlands
22 points
Netherlands won on points

points table

  Scotland
19 points

Performance by teamEdit

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • Q – Qualified
Team 2007 2010 2011
–13
2015
–17
Total
  Afghanistan 3rd 2nd ODI 2
  Bermuda 6th 1
  Canada 4th 5th 8th 3
  Hong Kong 3rd 1
  Ireland 5th 1st 1st ODI 3
  Kenya 1st 6th 6th 5th 4
  Namibia 7th 8th 2
    Nepal 7th 1
  Netherlands 3rd 4th 4th 1st 4
  Papua New Guinea 4th 1
  Scotland 2nd 2nd 5th 2nd 4
  United Arab Emirates 3rd 6th 2

Player statisticsEdit

Edition Most runs Most wickets MVP Ref
2007   Ashish Bagai (345)   Peter Ongondo (15)   Ashish Bagai
2010   Tom Cooper (408)   Alex Cusack (10)   Tom Cooper
2011–13   Shaiman Anwar (625)   Christi Viljoen (23)
2015–17   Anshuman Rath (678)   Nadeem Ahmed (24)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ICC World Cricket League/One-Day Internationals/Most runs". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  2. ^ "ICC World Cricket League/List A Matches/Most runs". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  3. ^ "ICC World Cricket League/One-Day Internationals/Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  4. ^ "ICC World Cricket League/List A Matches/Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  5. ^ ICC World Cricket League Division One 2006/07 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  6. ^ ICC World Cricket League Division One 2010 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  7. ^ ICC World Cricket League Division Two 2011 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  8. ^ ICC World Cricket League Division Two 2015[permanent dead link] – CricketArchive. Retrieved 12 January 2018.