World Cricket League Div. 4 Tournament Confirmed For LA In October World Cricket League Div. 4 Tournament Confirmed For LA In October

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that the ICC World Cricket League Division 4 tournament will be played at Woodley Park, Los Angeles, from 29 October to 5 November 2016.

Host USA will be joined by Bermuda, Denmark, Italy, Jersey and Oman in the six- team tournament, with the top-two sides advancing to the ICC WCL Division 3.

Jersey and Oman were promoted from the WCL Division 5 competition held in Jersey in May this year. Jersey was the champion and Oman came in second.

Denmark and Italy retained their spots in Division 4 after finishing third and fourth respectively in WCL Division 4, 2014 held in Singapore, where Malaysia was the eventual winner.

USA and Bermuda dropped down from WCL Division 3 after they finished as the fifth and sixth teams in the tournament held in Malaysia in 2014.

This is the first time an ICC WCL divisional event will be played in the USA.

The full schedule, squads and match officials for the tournament will be released in due course.

About ICC World Cricket League
The ICC World Cricket League offers teams a chance to get promoted right up to Division 2, which is the final stage in the pathway to qualification for the ICC Intercontinental Cup, ICC’s four-day first-class competition for Associate and Affiliate members, as well as the 50-over ICC World Cricket League Championship.

The winner of the ICC Intercontinental Cup will play the 10th-ranked Test nation in the four-Test ICC Test Challenge in 2018. If the Intercontinental Cup winner clinches the ICC Test Challenge, then it will become the 11th Test nation until 2022. Similarly, the top sides from the ICC World Cricket League Championship, along with the bottom four sides on the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings as on 30 September 2017, will qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 with the top two sides progressing to event proper in 2019.