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Nepal to play Scotland in WCLC opener

Feb 14, 2015 | Eddie Van Brooks |

Nepal will visit Scotland in April or June to kick off their ICC World Cricket League Championship campaign from this year.

 

According to the schedule released by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the opening round of the WCLC has been slated for April-June, meaning the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has been given more time to prepare to host for WCLC match.

 

In the second round to be held from August-November, Nepal will host their first match under the WCLC taking on Papua New Guinea. In the February-June, 2016 Round 3, Nepal will once again host Naimibia.

 

The World Cricket League Division-II fourth place finishers then visit to the Netherlands for the Round 4 match which has been scheduled for August-November in 2016. The Round 5, slated for February-June, 2017 will see Nepal host Kenya and in the Round 6, they will travel to Hong Kong.

 

The Round 6 has been set a date for July-November 2017. Nepal will then round up the first phase of the WCLC visiting the United Arab Emirates for Round 7 planned for November-December in 2017.

 

The WCLC is a two-year cycle that will see all the eight teams competing in the 50-over home and away matches. The International Cricket Council will soon announce a simultaneous round in a common venue.

 

The top six teams from the WCLC will participate in the 2019 World Cup Qualifiers which will be he held in 2018. The winner of the WCLC will also battle for a place in the ODI rankings against the bottom Associate team that has joined the ICC Full Member countries. 

 

ICC World Cricket League Championship 2015-2017

 

Round / Date

 

 

Home

 

 

 

Away

 

 

 

Round 1

April – June 2015

 

 

Kenya

Scotland

Netherlands

Namibia

 

 

v

v

v

v

 

UAE

Nepal

PNG

Hong Kong

 

 

Round 2

August – November 2015

 

 

Netherlands

Nepal

UAE

Namibia

 

 

v

v

v

v

 

Scotland

PNG

Hong Kong

Kenya

 

 

 

Round 3

February – June 2016

 

 

Nepal

UAE

Hong Kong

PNG

 

 

v

v

v

v

 

Namibia

Netherlands

Scotland

Kenya

 

 

 

Round 4

August – November 2016

 

 

Kenya

Scotland

Netherlands

PNG

 

 

v

v

v

v

 

Hong Kong

UAE

Nepal

Namibia

 

 

Round 5

February – June 2017

 

 

Nepal

UAE

Hong Kong

Scotland

 

 

v

v

v

v

 

Kenya

PNG

Netherlands

Namibia

 

 

Round 6

July – November 2017

 

 

Hong Kong

PNG

Kenya

Namibia

 

 

v

v

v

v

 

Nepal

Scotland

Netherlands

UAE

 

Round 7

November – December 2017

 

 

UAE

Kenya

Hong Kong

Netherlands

 

 

v

v

v

v

 

Nepal

Scotland

PNG

Namibia



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