Bermuda, Hong Kong, Italy Jersey, Kenya, and Uganda began their long road to World Cup Qualification when they squared off in Group B of the CWC Challenge League in Al Amerat, Oman from December 2-12.

CWC Challenge League Group B (after Round 1)

TeamMWLNRPTNRR
Uganda5500100.743
Hong Kong531170.1
Italy52215-0.362
Jersey523040.759
Kenya51313-0.202
Bermuda50411-1.722

It was the first of three round-robin legs with the next two rounds planned for July and August 2020 in Uganda, and sometime in 2021 at a location yet to be determined.

The winner after three rounds of CWC Challenge League B will be joined by the winner of Group A and the bottom four teams from CWC League 2 at the 2022 CWC Qualifier Play-of. The top two teams from the Play-off will advance to the World Cup Qualifier in 2022, a 10-team tournament that mirrors the Qualifiers played in 2018.

The top two teams from this final qualifying stage will progress to cricket’s showpiece event in 2023.

CWC Challenge League overall schedule

Round 1, Oman

Preview by Jay Dansinghani | Matchday reports by Simone Gamino: Day 1 | Day 2 | Kenya v Uganda Preview by Denis Musali | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8.

Day/DateAl Amerat 1Al Amerat 2
MON 2/12Uganda beat JerseyN/A
TUE 3/12Italy beat KenyaHong Kong beat Bermuda
WED 4/12REST DAY
THU 5/12Hong Kong beat JerseyUganda beat Kenya
FRI 6/12Uganda beat BermudaJersey beat Italy
SAT 7/12REST DAY
SUN 8/12Italy v Hong Kong (n/r)Bermuda v Kenya (n/r)
MON 9/12Kenya beat JerseyUganda beat Italy
TUE 10/12REST DAY
WED 11/12Uganda beat Hong KongJersey beat Bermuda
THU 12/12Bermuda v ItalyHong Kong v Kenya
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