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ICC World Cricket League and Intercontinental Cup fixtures announced

The opening round of the ICC Intercontinental Cup will start in April

ICC World Cricket League and Intercontinental Cup fixtures announced - Cricket News
Namibia and Kenya will face off in the ICC World Cricket League Championship 2015-2017.
The International Cricket Council today announced the schedule for both the ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Championship and the ICC Intercontinental Cup from 2015 to 2017. 

The opening round of the ICC Intercontinental Cup will start in April and run until June with defending champion Ireland facing UAE at home.

The Intercontinental Cup is ICC’s four-day, first-class competition for the leading Associate and Affiliate Members (AMs). The event was first played in 2004, however, it now takes on much greater significance with the winner in 2017 challenging the 10th-ranked Full Member for the opportunity to play Test cricket.

The WCL Championship is ICC’s premier 50-over competition for the leading AMs. The top countries at the end of 2017 will earn direct passage into the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018, while the winner will also have the opportunity to challenge for a place on the ICC’s ODI Rankings from 2018 onwards.

Fixtures in both events are played over seven rounds on a home or away basis, however, in a change from previous events, round 7 (in late 2017) will this time be played simultaneously in a common venue that will be announced in due course.
 
ICC Intercontinental Cup 2015-2017
 
Round / Date
 
 
Home
 
   
Away
 
 
 
Round 1
April – June 2015
 
 
Ireland
Scotland
Netherlands
Namibia
 
 
v
v
v
v
 
UAE
Afghanistan
PNG
Hong Kong
 
 
Round 2
August – November 2015
 
 
Netherlands
Afghanistan
UAE
Namibia
 
 
v
v
v
v
 
Scotland
PNG
Hong Kong
Ireland
 
 
Round 3
February – June 2016
 
 
Afghanistan
UAE
Hong Kong
PNG
 
 
v
v
v
v
 
Namibia
Netherlands
Scotland
Ireland
 
 
Round 4
August – November 2016
 
 
Ireland
Scotland
Netherlands
PNG
 
 
v
v
v
v
 
Hong Kong
UAE
Afghanistan
Namibia
 
 
Round 5
February – June 2017
 
 
Afghanistan
UAE
Hong Kong
Scotland
 
 
v
v
v
v
 
Ireland
PNG
Netherlands
Namibia
 
 
Round 6
July – November 2017
 
 
Hong Kong
PNG
Ireland
Namibia
 
 
v
v
v
v
 
Afghanistan
Scotland
Netherlands
UAE
 
Round 7
November – December 2017
(Simultaneous round in a common venue TBA)
 
UAE
Ireland
Hong Kong
Netherlands
 
 
v
v
v
v
 
Afghanistan
Scotland
PNG
Namibia
 
ICC World Cricket League Championship 2015-2017
 
Round / Date
 
 
Home
 
   
Away
 
 
 
Round 1
April – June 2015
 
 
Kenya
Scotland
Netherlands
Namibia
 
 
v
v
v
v
 
UAE
Nepal
PNG
Hong Kong
 
 
Round 2
August – November 2015
 
 
Netherlands
Nepal
UAE
Namibia
 
 
v
v
v
v
 
Scotland
PNG
Hong Kong
Kenya
 
 
 
Round 3
February – June 2016
 
 
Nepal
UAE
Hong Kong
PNG
 
 
v
v
v
v
 
Namibia
Netherlands
Scotland
Kenya
 
 
 
Round 4
August – November 2016
 
 
Kenya
Scotland
Netherlands
PNG
 
 
v
v
v
v
 
Hong Kong
UAE
Nepal
Namibia
 
 
Round 5
February – June 2017
 
 
Nepal
UAE
Hong Kong
Scotland
 
 
v
v
v
v
 
Kenya
PNG
Netherlands
Namibia
 
 
Round 6
July – November 2017
 
 
Hong Kong
PNG
Kenya
Namibia
 
 
v
v
v
v
 
Nepal
Scotland
Netherlands
UAE
 
Round 7
November – December 2017
(Simultaneous round in a common venue TBA)
 
UAE
Kenya
Hong Kong
Netherlands
 
 
v
v
v
v
 
Nepal
Scotland
PNG
Namibia
 

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