February 29, 2012

Guernsey

Guernsey hope to host WCL

Alan Gardner

Guernsey captain Stuart Le Provost believes the Channel Island could be in line to host the 2014 edition of World Cricket League Division Five. Guernsey secured their place in the division by finishing third out of six teams - the top two teams were promoted, while the bottom two drop down.

Cayman Islands were the other team to remain in Division Five but the Caribbean nation has just two cricket pitches. Guernsey, meanwhile, has hosted four ICC tournaments since becoming an Associate nation in 2008.

"Generally what the ICC try and do is try and give it to one of those sides so they can plan for the future," Le Prevost told the BBC. "If they can get it in place early hopefully we've got a good chance."

Singapore, the 2012 hosts, claimed the Division Five title after beating Malaysia by nine wickets in a one-sided final; both sides had already been promoted to Division Four. Guernsey secured third place with a narrow one-run win in their play-off against Cayman Islands, while Bahrain beat Argentina to condemn the South Americans to last place.

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