2001 ICC Trophy
|Administrator(s)||International Cricket Council|
|Cricket format||Limited overs cricket|
|Tournament format(s)||Round-robin and Knockout|
|Champions||Netherlands (1st title)|
|Player of the series||Roland Lefebvre|
|Most runs||Daniel Keulder (366)|
Roland Lefebvre (20)|
Soren Vestergaard (20)
The 2001 ICC Trophy was a cricket tournament played in Ontario, Canada in 2001. It was the qualifying tournament for the 2003 Cricket World Cup. Three spots in the World Cup were on offer and the Netherlands, host nation Canada and for the first time, Namibia all qualified. Scotland failed to qualify losing in the 3rd place play off and finishing fourth. The Netherlands won the final against Namibia.
Bangladesh had by now been promoted to full Test and ODI status, and so did not take part in this competition and Kenya who gained full ODI status also didn't take part and as a result both countries qualified for the 2003 Cricket World Cup automatically.
The first round group stage saw a unique two division format, designed to eliminate the mismatches that had blighted previous ICC Trophy tournaments. Each division had two groups of six teams, making 24 teams in total. However, Italy withdrew before the tournament started in protest after Joe Scuderi was ruled ineligible despite being an Italian citizen. West Africa also withdrew, for unknown reasons, leaving one of the Division Two groups with just four teams. West African players were refused visa's from the Canadian Government, hence their withdrawal. It was believed that the players, especially from Sierra Leone would stay in Canada illegally after the tournament.
The top three teams from the first round Division One groups went through to the Super League stage, whilst the fourth place team in each group played off against the winners of the Division Two groups.
|United Arab Emirates||5||2||3||4||−0.294|
|Papua New Guinea||5||1||4||2||−1.494|
|East and Central Africa||5||2||3||4||0.473|
Play off stage
In the first play off, Bermuda played the winners of Division Two, Group A, Namibia. Namibia batted first and scored 221, then bowled Bermuda out for 146 for a 75 run win, and qualification for the Super League. In the other play-off, the UAE beat Uganda.
|United Arab Emirates||4||3||1||0||0||6||−0.310|
The third-place play-off determined the fourteenth and final team at the 2003 World Cup.
176/9 (50 overs)
177/5 (39.5 overs)
- Scotland won the toss and elected to bat.
195/9 (50 overs)
196/8 (50 overs)
- Namibia won the toss and elected to bat.
The top five run scorers (total runs) are included in this table.
|Ahmed Nadeem||United Arab Emirates||318||10||45.42||67||0||3|
The top five wicket takers are listed in this table, listed by wickets taken and then by bowling average.
|Burton van Rooi||Namibia||57.4||19||11.31||18.21||3.72||6/43|
|Khurram Khan||United Arab Emirates||95.0||19||13.52||30.00||2.70||4/18|