The ICC has announced the 20 rescheduled series in the pathway to the 2023 World Cup and the dates for the World Cup Qualifier.

All COVID-19 affected series which were postponed in 2020 have been rescheduled in a new look calendar extending to 2023, with the ICC Menís Cricket World Cup Qualifier confirmed to take place in Zimbabwe between 18 June and 9 July 2023.

The Menís Cricket World Cup League 2 One Day Internationals (ODI) will return on 19 March 2021 when Oman host USA and Nepal in the sixth series of League 2. Six ODIs will be played in the series with Oman currently sitting top of the table on 16 points with the United States four points behind in the standings. There will be 96 ODIs played across the 14 series that are scheduled to be played in 2021 and 2022 respectively and the remaining two in early 2023.

The Menís CWC Challenge League A will return between 15 and 28 August 2021 when Canada will host Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore and Vanuatu where 15 matches will be played in the second of the three Challenge League A events. Canada lead Singapore on net-run-rate with both teams on eight points in the standings.

Challenge League B will return between 1 and 14 September 2021 with Jersey hosting Bermuda, Hong Kong, Italy, Kenya and Uganda competing in 15 matches. Uganda sit top of the standings with 10 points, followed by Hong Kong with seven. The final Challenge League B event has been scheduled for February 2022 and A for September 2022, with 60 List-A matches due to be played.

After the 21 tri-series in League 2 have been completed the top three teams will confirm their place in the ICC Menís Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023. The bottom four teams will drop into the Menís Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-Off 2023 Ė which is a repechage event to the Global Qualifier Ė and will be joined by the winner of Challenge League A and B. The top two teams from the Play-Off - which has also been rescheduled to 2023 - will keep their hopes alive of participating in India 2023, by qualifying for the Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023.

The two leagues will run simultaneously with the Menís Cricket World Cup Super League which started in July 2020. Menís Cricket World Cup 2023 hosts India and the other top seven Super League teams will qualify automatically for the pinnacle event. The bottom five teams from the Super League will play in the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier, joining the best three teams from League 2.

ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley said: ďWhen we rescheduled the ICC Menís Cricket World Cup 2023 to October and November 2023 it enabled us to extend the window for qualification events to take place and thereby ensure we maximise the opportunity for qualification to be decided on the field of play. We have worked very closely with Members and stakeholders to reschedule 96 ODIs and 60 List-A matches and will continue to maintain the safety of participants in our events as our highest priority.Ē

ICC Menís CWC League 2

Oman

19 - 28 March 2021

Oman, USA, Nepal

ICC Menís CWC League 2

PNG

14 - 24 April 2021

PNG, Oman, Scotland

ICC Menís CWC League 2

PNG

13 - 23 May 2021

PNG, USA, Namibia

ICC Menís CWC League 2

Scotland

July 2021

Scotland, Nepal, Namibia

ICC Menís CWC League 2

USA

August 2021

USA, Scotland, UAE

ICC Menís CWC League 2

Namibia

TBC

Namibia, Oman, UAE

ICC Menís CWC League 2

UAE

December 2021

UAE, Namibia, Oman

ICC Menís CWC League 2

Nepal

February 2022

Nepal, UAE, PNG

ICC Menís CWC League 2

Namibia

25 March - 5 April 2022

Namibia, Nepal, Scotland

ICC Menís CWC League 2

Scotland

June 2022

Scotland, UAE, USA

ICC Menís CWC League 2

USA

July 2022

USA, Nepal, Oman

ICC Menís CWC League 2

Namibia

TBC

Namibia, PNG, USA

ICC Menís CWC League 2

PNG

22 September - 2 October 2022

PNG, UAE, Nepal

ICC Menís CWC League 2

Oman

22 November - 2 December 2022

Oman, Scotland, PNG

ICC Menís CWC League 2

Nepal

February 2023

Nepal, Namibia, Scotland

ICC Menís CWC League 2

UAE

February 2023

UAE, PNG, Nepal


ICC Menís Challenge League A

Canada

15-28 August 2021

Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, Vanuatu

ICC Menís Challenge League B

Jersey

1-14 September 2021

Bermuda, Hong Kong, Italy, Jersey, Kenya, Uganda

ICC Menís Challenge League B

Uganda

February 2022

Bermuda, Hong Kong, Italy, Jersey, Kenya, Uganda

ICC Menís Challenge League A

Malaysia

September 2022

Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, Vanuatu


ICC Menís Cricket World Cup Super League

Various

July 2020 Ė March 2023

Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Zimbabwe

ICC Menís Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-Off

TBC

2023

Bottom teams from Menís CWC League 2 x4

Top teams from Challenge Leagues A and B x2

ICC Menís Cricket World Cup Qualifier

Zimbabwe

18 June Ė 9 July 2023

Bottom teams from Menís CWC Super League x5

Top teams from Menís CWC League 2 x3

Top teams from Menís CWC Qualifier Play-Off x2

ICC Menís Cricket World Cup 2023

India

October Ė 26 November 2023

India as Hosts

Top teams from Menís CWC Super League x7

Top teams from Menís CWC Qualifier x2