ICC World Cricket League Division Four

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WCL Division Four
Administrator ICC
Format 50 overs
First tournament 2008
Tournament format Round robin, playoffs
Number of teams 6
Current champion  Malaysia
Most successful  Afghanistan
 Malaysia
   Nepal
 United States

ICC World Cricket League Division Four forms part of the World Cricket League (WCL) system. Like all other divisions, WCL Division Four is contested as a standalone tournament rather than as an actual league.

The inaugural Division Four tournament was held in 2008, hosted by Tanzania. Subsequent tournaments have been held in 2010 (in Italy), 2012 (in Malaysia), and 2014 (in Singapore), with the next to be held in 2016. Both the number of teams (six) and tournament format (round-robin followed by playoffs) have remained unchanged between editions. Because the WCL operates on a system of promotion and relegation, teams generally only participate in one or two Division Four tournaments before being either promoted to Division Three or relegated to Division Five – fifteen teams have played in at least one Division Four tournament, while another team, Bermuda, will debut in 2016. Afghanistan and Hong Kong, the inaugural Division Four finalists, have gone on to much greater success, both currently holding One Day International (ODI) status.

Results[edit]

Year Host(s) Venue(s) Final
Winner Result Runner-up
2008  Tanzania Dar es Salaam  Afghanistan
179 (49.4 overs)
Afghanistan won by 57 runs
scorecard
 Hong Kong
122 (45 overs)
2010  Italy Bologna  United States
188/2 (21.4 overs)
United States won by 8 wickets
scorecard
 Italy
185/9 (50 overs)
2012  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur    Nepal
147/2 (28 overs)
Nepal won by 8 wickets
scorecard
 United States
145 (48.1 overs)
2014  Singapore Singapore  Malaysia
235/7 (50 overs)
Malaysia won by 57 runs
scorecard
 Singapore
178 (46.1 overs)
2016 to be determined

Performance by team[edit]

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • Q – Qualified
  •     — Hosts
Team Tanzania
2008
Italy
2010
Malaysia
2012
Singapore
2014
tbd
2016
Total
 Afghanistan 1st 1
 Argentina 6th 1
 Bermuda Q 1
 Cayman Islands 5th 1
 Denmark 4th 3rd Q 3
 Fiji 5th 1
 Hong Kong 2nd 1
 Italy 3rd 2nd 4th Q 4
 Jersey 6th 6th 2
 Malaysia 5th 1st 2
   Nepal 3rd 1st 2
 Oman 5th 1
 Singapore 3rd 2nd 2
 Tanzania 4th 4th 6th 3
 United States 1st 2nd Q 3
  • Note: at every edition of the tournament, the teams finishing first and second have been promoted to Division Three, and the teams finishing fifth and sixth have been relegated to Division Five.

Player statistics[edit]

Year Most runs Most wickets Ref
2008 Hong Kong Hussain Butt (267) Afghanistan Hamid Hassan (16)
2010 Italy Peter Petricola (235) Nepal Basanta Regmi (14)
2012 United States Sushil Nadkarni (238) Nepal Basanta Regmi (21)
2014 Singapore Chaminda Ruwan (343) Malaysia Shahrulnizam Yusof (16)

References[edit]

  1. ^ ICC World Cricket League Division Four 2008/09 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  2. ^ ICC World Cricket League Division Four 2010 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  3. ^ ICC World Cricket League Division Four 2012 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  4. ^ ICC World Cricket League Division Four 2014 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 September 2015.