The remaining six teams from the 32 competing for a spot in the 2023 World Cup will start their campaign when the first Challenge League B competition gets underway next week in Oman.

Bermuda, Hong Kong, Italy, Jersey, Kenya and Uganda will play each other between 2 and 12 December in Muscat - the first of three Challenge League B competitions taking place over the next two years.

Jersey Coach, Neil MacRae said: "It is exciting for the Jersey players and staff to start Challenge League B with the ultimate goal of reaching the 2023 Men's Cricket World Cup. We expect Challenge League B to be a closely contested tournament starting in Oman this year.

"The new pathway with regular organised 50 over cricket over a two and half year cycle will allow countries to plan and finance their performance programmes with a focus on the Challenge League fixtures. This will enable countries to maximise resources and improve the quality of cricket during each cycle of fixtures."

Uganda National Team Coach, Steve Tikolo said: "As a team, we are upbeat and looking forward to the Challenge League B series. We also believe it is a good opportunity for us, it is every team's desire to play in the World Cup and this is a great opportunity for us.

"With the new changes in place, we stand to play more games, a total of 15, during the qualifying process. I believe this is a good move that will see the level and quality of cricket improve across the board. The more teams play competitive cricket, the more they will improve."