ICC nod for qualifying league for 2015 WC

This was decided at a routine meeting of the Chief Executives Committee here ahead of the ICC Awards Night.

“The CEC adopted an ICC Development Committee proposal that a new 50-over League be introduced which will serve as the qualifying programme for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015,” the ICC said in a statement.

“The top two teams in the eight team 50-over League will qualify automatically for the ICC Cricket World Cup and the remainder of the teams will be joined by the teams finishing third and fourth in the World Cricket League Division 2 (the top two teams will compete in the new League) to decide the remaining two qualifiers.

 The event will take place at a venue and on a date still to be decided,” the statement added.

ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said the qualifying format “will provide exciting context for the new 50-over League with every one of the Associate and Affiliate teams able to make their way from Division eight of the World Cricket League all the way to the ICC Cricket World Cup finals.”

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