ICC World Cricket League Championship

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WCL Championship
ICC World Cricket League Championship.jpg
AdministratorICC
FormatOne Day International & List A
First edition2007
Number of teamsSix (2007 and 2010)
Eight (since 2011)
Current champion Netherlands (1st title)
Most successful Ireland (2 titles)
Most runsTBD
Most wicketsTBD

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.

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.

History[edit]

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.

Results[edit]

Edition Host Final venue Final
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 team[edit]

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 statistics[edit]

Edition Most runs Most wickets MVP Ref
2007 Canada Ashish Bagai (345) Kenya Peter Ongondo (15) Canada Ashish Bagai
2010 Netherlands Tom Cooper (408) Ireland Alex Cusack (10) Netherlands Tom Cooper
2011–13 United Arab Emirates Shaiman Anwar (625) Namibia Christi Viljoen (23)
2015–17 Hong Kong Anshuman Rath (678) Hong Kong Nadeem Ahmed (24)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ICC World Cricket League Division One 2006/07 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  2. ^ ICC World Cricket League Division One 2010 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  3. ^ ICC World Cricket League Division Two 2011 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  4. ^ ICC World Cricket League Division Two 2015 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 12 January 2018.