PNG to face West Indies in Group Match

ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 schedule announced ICC Media Release   Hosts Zimbabwe to feature on the opening day on 4 March in Bulawayo; Windies to start campaign in Harare on 6 March. 10 teams to fight out for two available places in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which is now 500 days away Netherlands plus three highest finishing Associate Member sides to earn ODI status till 2022…

January 17, 2018

Vanuatu Are Heading to Malaysia

ICC World Cricket League Division Four to be Played in Malaysia By Llewelyn Hoy     Vanuatu are set to play in Malaysia for the first time after rumours were confirmed that Malaysia has been awarded next year’s ICC World Cricket League Division 4 tournament. Vanuatu will enter ICC WCL Div 4 for the first time in 2018 after previously making it to Division 5 on three separate occasions in…

November 22, 2017

PNG One Step Closer to World Cup Dream

PNG Barramundis Qualify for ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 Cricket PNG Media Release     The International Cricket Council (ICC) officially announced yesterday that the Hebou PNG Barramundis and Netherlands have booked their ticket to the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier (CWCQ) 2018. With one round to go in the ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC), Netherlands and the Hebou PNG Barramundis advanced to the ICC Cricket World Cup…

October 17, 2017

ICC World Cricket League Division 5 Begins Path to World Cup

ICC World Cricket League Division 5 is the first global step in the pathway to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, India. Eight teams will compete represented from five regions. Road to ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 starts in South Africa ICC Media Release   The road to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 starts next month, as the global qualification phase launches at the ICC World Cricket League Division…

August 29, 2017

Vanuatu Seek Promotion in South Africa

Vanuatu departed Port Vila this morning and will be seeking promotion to Division Four of the ICC’s World Cricket League when they compete in Division Five in South Africa in September.   Vanuatu Look to Climb up the World Cricket League in Division Five By Llewelyn Hoy   Tournament Summary The 2017 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cricket League (WCL) Division Five tournament will take place in Benoni, South Africa…

August 21, 2017

Scrapping of affiliate membership one of many changes approved by ICC

ICC Media Release Revised financial model passed and new constitution agreed upon   “Progress has been made on a number of significant issues, in particular around international cricket structures,” said ICC Chief Executive David Richardson The International Cricket Council (ICC) concluded five days of Board and Committee meetings in Dubai with a number of decisions passed, including a revised financial model. In addition, agreement on a new constitution to be…

April 28, 2017

ICC Chairman Resigns

ICC confirms receipt of Shashank Manohar’s resignation     The ICC has confirmed it has received an email from Chairman Shashank Manohar tendering his resignation. The ICC Board will assess the situation and next steps before making a further announcement. More details to follow…

March 16, 2017

Idlesummers Previews EAP WCL Qualifer & More

Desert T20 review, Women’s WC Qualifier Preview Russell Degnan   The associate and affiliate cricket podcast begins its fifth year much as it ended with Andrew Nixon (@andrewnixon79) and Russell Degnan (@idlesummers). The Desert T20 is featured (0:20) with a full wrap of the eight teams involved, and the tri-series that followed (12:50). We touch briefly on the ICC Americas team playing in the West Indies (14:40), the ICC development…

February 16, 2017

PNG go down despite Oa and Siaka Success

Akhter, Hoque drive Bangladesh Women Bowlers back up twin half-centurions to fashion 118-run victory over PNG Women On the eve of its opening ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 fixture, Pauke Siaka, the Papua New Guinea captain, had mentioned the challenge her team faced in batting out 50 overs. The task before the side was underlined on Tuesday (February 7), when it folded for 97 in 32.1 overs against Bangladesh,…

February 8, 2017

PNG Stumble in Last Practice Game

City Pharmacy PNG lose final practice match to Thailand     The City Pharmacy PNG Lewas lost their final practice match at the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier by nine (9) wickets to Thailand at the Moors Cricket Ground in Colombo on Sunday 5th February, 2017. Resting City Pharmacy PNG Lewas’ Captain, Pauke Siaka in their final warm-up match, the Lewas were skittled for only 74 runs in 23 overs,…

February 7, 2017