Kenya to host Hong Kong for ICC world Cricket League Championship 2015-17


posted on Oct 26, 2016

Cricket Kenya will on 18th and 20th of November this year host Hong Kong in a 50 Overs match at the Nairobi Gymkhana.

Through joint efforts of the Kenyan Government, the International Cricket Council (ICC) was impressed with the assurance from the Government and the local cricket body being able to host a World Class event.

The top four countries in the World Cricket League will qualify to play in the 2019 World Cup whose venue will be decided by the ICC.

The teams that are competing to qualify for the World Cup are; 

1.     Scotland

2.     Namibia

3.     Netherlands

4.     PNG

5.     Nepal

6.     Hong Kong

7.     UAE

8.     Kenya

Kenya lost its matches against PNG in June this year and won both its matches against Namibia and shared equal spoils with UAE, when it won one and lost one.

After the Hong Kong match, Kenya will play Nepal in the series.

Currently Kenya is in the 5th position with Hong Kong in 4th position of the ongoing World Cricket League.

The League Standings for the World Cricket League is as follows;

Teams

Mat

Won

Lost

Tied

N/R

Pts

PNG

8

6

2

0

0

12

Neth

8

5

1

0

2

12

SCOT

8

4

1

0

3

11

HK

6

4

1

0

1

9

Kenya

6

3

3

0

0

6

Nepal

8

3

5

0

0

6

NAM

8

1

7

0

0

2

UAE

8

1

7

0

0

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The hosting of top flight Cricket matches in Kenya will greatly contribute to the development of the game here in Kenya", said Jackie Janmohamed (Chairperson of Cricket Kenya).

This is what we have all along been fighting for, which is to have major ICC events in Kenya and top flight Cricket matches that will involve the test playing nations.

The support that the Government gave us, helped quite a lot as ICC were impressed with the commitment that the Government has in developing sports in Kenya, added Jackie.