2007–09 ICC World Cricket League

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2007–09 ICC World Cricket League
2007–09 ICC World Cricket League logo.svg
Official logo
Administrator(s) International Cricket Council
Cricket format One Day International
List A
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Champions Ireland
Participants 30 (from 87 nations)
Most runs Guernsey Jeremy Frith (381)
Most wickets Bahrain Qamar Saeed (19)

The 2007–09 ICC World Cricket League was the inaugural season of ICC World Cricket League. It was composed of 7 tournaments, played between January 2007 to April 2009, as well as a series of qualifying regional tournaments. 30 Associate and Affiliate members of the ICC participated in the events. The ICC World Cup Qualifier was the final tournament, the top four teams will play in the 2011 Cricket World Cup, and the six top teams obtained ODI status for the next four years.

Structure[edit]

The league structure was organised with the five global divisions.[1] The regional tournaments were administered by the five Development Regions of the International Cricket Council: Africa, Americas, Asia, East Asia-Pacific, and Europe.

Summary[edit]

The following is the summary of 2007-09 World Cricket League and its structure. This was followed by the International Cricket Council.

The above diagram shows the chronological order and structure of the divisions within the World Cricket League. From left to right the chronology of the divisions is indicated; from top to bottom the hierarchy within the competition. The arrows indicate the number of teams promoted and relegated between leagues

The above diagram shows the chronological order and structure of the divisions within the World Cricket League. From left to right the chronology of the divisions is indicated; from top to bottom the hierarchy within the competition. The arrows indicate the number of teams promoted and relegated between leagues

Tournaments Summary[edit]

Details Host Nation(s) Final Venue Final
Winner Result Runner-up
2007
Division One
Kenya
Kenya
Nairobi Gymkhana Club,
Nairobi
 Kenya
158/2 (37.5 overs)
Kenya won by 8 wickets
Scorecard
 Scotland
155 all out (47 overs)
2007
Division Three
Australia
Australia
Gardens Oval,
Darwin
 Uganda
241/8 (50 overs)
Uganda won by 91 runs
scorecard
 Argentina
150 all out (46.3 overs)
2007
Division Two
Namibia
Namibia
Wanderers Cricket Ground,
Windhoek
 United Arab Emirates
347/8 (50 overs)
United Arab Emirates won by 67 runs
scorecard
 Oman
280 all out (43.2 overs)
2008
Division Five
Jersey
Jersey
Grainville,
St Saviour
 Afghanistan
81/8 (37.4 overs)
Afghanistan won by 2 wickets
Scorecard
 Jersey
80 all out (39.5 overs)
2008
Division Four
Tanzania
Tanzania
Kinondoni Ground,
Dar es Salaam
 Afghanistan
179 all out (49.4 overs)
Afghanistan won by 57 runs
Scorecard
 Hong Kong
122 all out (45.0 overs)
2009
Division Three
Argentina
Argentina
Belgrano Athletic Club
Buenos Aires
 Afghanistan
+0.971(NRR)
Afghanistan won on net run rate
Table
 Uganda
+0.768(NRR)
2009
WC Qualifier
South Africa
South Africa
South Africa  Ireland
188/1 (42.3 overs)
Ireland won by 9 wickets
Scorecard
 Canada
185 all out (48 overs)

Teams[edit]

Team Division 2007 2008 2009
2007 2009 Div One Div Three Div Two Div Five Div Four Div Three ICC WCQ
 Bermuda 1 2 6th 9th
 Canada 1 1 4th 2nd
 Ireland 1 1 5th 1st
 Kenya 1 1 1st 4th
 Netherlands 1 1 3rd 3rd
 Scotland 1 1 2nd 6th
 Afghanistan 5 1 1st 1st 1st 5th
 Argentina 3 4 2nd 6th 6th
 Bahamas 5 - 11th
 Botswana 5 6 6th
 Cayman Islands 3 4 4th 5th
 Denmark 2 3 4th 12th
 Fiji 3 5 8th 5th
 Germany 5 - 7th
 Hong Kong 3 3 5th 2nd 4th
 Italy 3 4 7th 3rd
 Japan 5 7 10th
 Jersey 5 5 2nd 6th
 Mozambique 5 - 8th
 Namibia 2 2 3rd 8th
   Nepal 5 5 3rd
 Norway 5 6 9th
 Oman 2 3 2nd 11th
 Papua New Guinea 3 3 3rd 3rd
 Singapore 5 6 5th
 Tanzania 3 4 6th 4th
 Uganda 3 2 1st 5th 2nd 10th
 United Arab Emirates 2 2 1st 7th
 United States 5 5 4th
 Vanuatu 5 - 12th
     Team with ODI status
     Team qualifies for 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier
     Team promoted to next division
     Team remains in the division
     Team relegated to a lower division

Full results[edit]

Global tournaments (chronological order)
2007 Global Division One

1st. Kenya
2nd. Scotland
3rd. Netherlands
4th. Canada
5th. Ireland
6th. Bermuda

All six teams qualify for the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier
2007 Global Division Three

1st. Uganda
2nd. Argentina
3rd. Papua New Guinea
4th. Cayman Islands
5th. Hong Kong
6th. Tanzania
7th. Italy
8th. Fiji

Argentina replaced the United States who were relegated[2]

Uganda and Argentina promoted to 2007 Global Division Two
Papua New Guinea and Cayman Islands remain for 2009 Global Division Three
Hong Kong, Tanzania, Italy and Fiji relegated to 2008 Global Division Four

Played in Darwin, Australia, 27 May - 2 June 2007
Uganda and Argentina also qualified for the High Performance Program (HPP).

2007 Global Division Two

1st. United Arab Emirates
2nd. Oman
3rd. Namibia
4th. Denmark
5th. Uganda
6th. Argentina

United Arab Emirates, Oman, Namibia and Denmark qualify for the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier

Uganda and Argentina relegated to 2009 Global Division Three

Played in Windhoek, Namibia, 24 November - 1 December 2007
Due to the Asian Cricket Council's decision to handle development of their member nations themselves, both Namibia and Denmark joined the HPP as of 1 April 2007

2008 Global Division Five

1st. Afghanistan
2nd. Jersey
3rd. Nepal
4th. United States
5th. Singapore
6th. Botswana
7th. Germany
8th. Mozambique
9th. Norway
10th. Japan
11th. Bahamas
12th. Vanuatu

Afghanistan and Jersey promoted to 2008 Global Division Four.
Nepal and United States will remain in Division Five in 2010
Botswana, Norway and Singapore relegated to 2009 Global Division Six
Japan relegated to 2009 Global Division Seven
All other teams will be distributed into lower divisions.
Played in Jersey, 23–31 May 2008
2008 Global Division Four

1st. Afghanistan
2nd. Hong Kong
3rd. Italy
4th. Tanzania
5th. Fiji
6th. Jersey

Afghanistan and Hong Kong promoted to 2009 Global Division Three
Italy and Tanzania will remain in Division Four
Fiji and Jersey relegated to 2010 Global Division Five

Played in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 4–11 October 2008[3][4]

2009 Global Division Three

1st. Afghanistan
2nd. Uganda
3rd. Papua New Guinea
4th. Hong Kong
5th. Cayman Islands
6th. Argentina

Afghanistan and Uganda qualified for the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier
Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong will remain in Division Three
Argentina and Cayman Islands relegated to 2010 Global Division Four

Played in Argentina, 24–31 January 2009[5][6]

2009 World Cup Qualifier

1st. Ireland
2nd. Canada
3rd. Netherlands
4th. Kenya
5th. Afghanistan
6th. Scotland
7th. United Arab Emirates
8th. Namibia
9th. Bermuda
10th. Uganda
11th. Oman
12th. Denmark

1st - 4th qualify for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
1st - 6th receive official One Day International status for the following four years
1st-8th qualify for the ICC Intercontinental Cup
Played in South Africa, 1–19 April 2009

Ireland, Canada, Netherlands, and Kenya qualify for the World Cup and remain in 2010 Global Division One
Afghanistan(promoted to 2010 Globlal Division One) and Scotland(remain in 2010 Global Division One) receive ODI status
United Arab Emirates and Namibia remain in Division Two
Bermuda relegated to 2011 Global Division Two
Uganda promoted from Division Three(2009) to 2011 Global Division Two
Oman and Denmark relegated to 2011 Global Division Three

References[edit]

  1. ^ Opportunities for Europe as WCL expands Archived 6 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine., by Rod Lyall, published by CricketEurope, on 10 September 2006
  2. ^ Withdrawn from the World Cricket League division 3 ... and relegated from that division due to suspension of the membership of the United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-11. 
  3. ^ World Cup dream for twelve nations cricinfo.com 1 May 2008
  4. ^ Afghanistan claim another title cricinfo.com 11 October 2008
  5. ^ USA return to the fold cricinfo.com 18 May 2008
  6. ^ Match schedule cricinfo.com 21 January 2009