2012–18 ICC World Cricket League
|Administrator(s)||International Cricket Council|
|Cricket format||One Day International
|Tournament format(s)||League system|
The 2012–18 ICC World Cricket League is the ongoing third season of ICC World Cricket League. Following the establishment of the various leagues during ICC World Cricket League 2007–09, the competition was composed of eight divisions but in 2014, ICC reduced Division 7 and Division 8. In addition, a series of qualifying regional tournaments will be played. The divisions will be played in roughly consecutive order, with the lower divisions played first. The top two from each division will gain promotion to the following, higher division, meaning that some teams will play in more than one division during the tournament. The first tournament, in September 2012, was the 2012 ICC World Cricket League Division Eight in Samoa.
On 28 January 2015, the ICC announced that the leading two associate sides, Ireland and Afghanistan, would be promoted to the ICC ODI Championship for the period until the 2019 World Cup. This promotion guaranteed both associate sides entry to the final Cricket World Cup qualifier, and an opportunity to qualify directly through the ODI championship.
As a consequence, both teams were removed from the World Cricket League one-day programme, and Kenya and Nepal, who had missed out on promotion to World Cricket League Championship days before, were promoted to the Championship.
|2012||2018||Div 8||Div 7||Div 6||Div 5||Div 4||Div 3||Div 2||Div 6||Div 5||Div 4||Div 3||Championship||Div 2||ICC WCQ|
|Papua New Guinea||C||Q||Q|
|United Arab Emirates||C||Q||Q|
|Team with ODI status|
|O||Teams promoted to ICC ODI Championship|
|Team qualifies for 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup|
|Team qualifies for 2018 ICC World Cup Qualifier|
|Team promoted to upper division|
|Team remains in the division|
|Team relegated to a lower division|
|R||Team qualified from regional tournament|
|#||Team Under contention|
Full schedule and results
- 1. Saudi Arabia failed to complete their matches due to problems obtaining visas
- 2. Suriname qualified for, but withdrew from the Division Five tournament due to an ICC investigation about the eligibility of some of their players.
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