Oman go as clear favorites in Division 5 at Jersey Photo Courtesy: Oman Cricket Official Facebook page
Oman go as clear favorites in Division 5 at Jersey Photo Courtesy: Oman Cricket Official Facebook page

Good news for cricket fans in Jersey as ICC announces Jersey as a host for ICC World Cricket Division League 5. They have also announced six squads and officials for the league. This is a big plus for the cricketing world as Cricket is expanding its horizons in new states as well. The torunament starts on 21 May with Final on 28th May. The tournament will feature six teams- Jersey, Oman, Tanzania, Nigeria, Guernsey, Vanuatu. This is chance for Associate Nations to move up the ladder and take a step towards Tests and ODIs. A total of 18 matches will be played among six teams. The two finalist will be promoted to Division 4, which is scheduled to be played later this year.

ICC is giving these teams a chance to make their way to be recognised as ICC’s four-day first-class competition for Associate members. This will also work as a step towards qualification in ODIs as well. Oman are clear favorites going into the tournament having made a mark in T20 World Cup 2016 qualifiers by beating Ireland.

FIXTURES:

21 May – Jersey vs Oman (Grainville); Tanzania vs Nigeria (Farmers Field); Guernsey vs Vanuatu (FB Fields)

22 May – Jersey vs Vanuatu (Grainville); Guernsey vs Tanzania (Farmers Field); Nigeria vs Oman (FB Fields)

24 May – Nigeria vs Guernsey (Grainville); Vanuatu vs Oman (Farmers Field); Jersey vs Tanzania (FB Fields)

25 May – Oman vs Tanzania (Grainville); Jersey vs Guernsey (Farmers Field); Nigeria vs Vanuatu (FB Fields)

27 May – Vanuatu vs Tanzania (Grainville); Jersey vs Nigeria (Farmers Field); Oman vs Guernsey (FB Fields)

28 May – Final (Grainville); 3 vs 4 play-off (Farmers Field); 5 vs 6 play-off (FB Fields)