World Cricket League events return to Jersey and Botswana

The ICC today announced that Jersey and Botswana will host the World Cricket League (WCL) Division 6 and 7 tournaments, respectively, in 2013.

Botswana will host Division 7 from 6 to 13 April, which will be contested by Botswana, Fiji, Germany, Ghana, Nigeria and Vanuatu. The top two sides from this event will join Kuwait, Jersey, Argentina and Bahrain in Division 6, which will be staged in Jersey from 21 to 28 July 2013.

The top two sides from Division 6 will gain promotion to Division 5, which will be held in 2014. The location and dates for Division 5 will be announced in due course.

This is the second time that both Jersey and Botswana have been given the honour of hosting an event that is part of the Development Programme.

Jersey first staged WCL Division 5 in May 2008, where the host side lost to Afghanistan in the final by two wickets. Botswana staged WCL Division 7 in May 2011, where, in the final, Kuwait beat Nigeria by 72 runs.