Following the postponement of the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 fixtures this year due to COVID-19, the ICC released today the revised fixture schedule which presents a pathway for Scotland to qualify for the 2023 ICC Men’s World Cup in India.
Scotland, who currently lie third in the table with four wins from their first eight matches, head out to PNG next April for Round 7 to face the hosts and league leaders Oman for four crucial ODI’s.
In Round 9 of the tournament, Scotland host Nepal and Namibia in July before heading to the USA in August to play the hosts and UAE. In 2022, Scotland will face the USA and UAE at home in June before heading to OMAN to play the hosts and PNG.
Scotland’s final round is scheduled for February 2023 in Nepal where they face the hosts and Namibia. Venues for the 2021 and 2022 home rounds will be announced shortly.
Shane Burger, Scotland men’s head coach said “With 2020 being a year no-one would have expected we are really excited and looking forward to the opportunity of playing a lot of cricket in 2021.
“The CWCL2 series presents many opportunities for us at Cricket Scotland; yes it offers us a chance to qualify for the World Cup in 2023 but it also allows us to develop our cricketers under pressure in different conditions and environments.
“We have learnt many lessons during this period of our lives and I am sure everyone is looking forward to playing as much cricket as possible in the future!.”
The ICC CWCL2 forms part of the 2023 World Cup qualification process with the top three teams automatically qualifying for the World Cup qualifier. Additionally, the league winners will also be in contention for promotion to the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League dependant on their ranking in the Cricket World Cup Qualifier.
For full information on the CWCL2 see HERE.