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|
|United Arab Emirates||C||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|
Full schedule and results
|Global tournaments (chronological order)|
|2012 Global Division Eight||
Held in Samoa, 17–23 September 2012
|2013 Global Division Seven||
Held in Botswana, 06-13 April 2013
|2013 Global Division Six||
Held in Jersey, 21–28 July 2013
|2014 Global Division Five||
Held in Malaysia, 6–13 March 2014
|2014 Global Division Four||
Held in Singapore, 21–28 June 2014
|2014 Global Division Three|
|2015 Global Division Two||
Held in Namibia, 17–25 January 2015
Netherlands and Namibia qualify for 2015-17 ICC World Cricket League Championship & 2015-17 ICC Intercontinental Cup
|2015 Global Division Six|
|2016 Global Division Five||
Held in Jersey 21–28 May 2015
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