The ICC has released the schedule of Men’s Cricket World League 2 for the World Cup 2023 on Monday. The league is part of the qualification process for the World Cup which will last four years. League 2 will have seven teams – Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, United Arab Emirates, and USA.
Under the league, 126 ODIs will be played in 21 tri-series. Each team will play 36 ODIs between two and a half years i.e. from August 2019 to January 2022.
The top 3 teams will be part of the World Cup qualifier after 21 tri-series. The 4 teams below will play in the World Cup Qualifier Play of 2022. The winning teams of Challenger League A and B will also play here.
The top 2 teams from the playoffs will have their hopes of going to the World Cup alive. For this, they will have to overcome the hurdle of the World Cup qualifier to be held in 2022.
Former Sri Lankan fast bowler and Oman coach Duleep Mendins is happy with this. “It is good for a player like me to play four World Cups as a cricketer, who captained the team in the last World Cup, to see that the FTP of the ICC’s associate members is up to 2022,” he said.
He said, “This is a great opportunity for teams to participate in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. I want to thank the ICC for this start.”