South Africa to host World Cricket League Division 5

Jersey played Guernsey when they hosted the last World Cricket League Division 5 tournament in 2016. Credit: Martin Gray

World Cricket League Division 5, featuring Jersey and Guernsey, is to be held in South Africa in September, the International Cricket Council has confirmed.

The tournament will be hosted by Eastern Cricket which is based in Benoni, just outside Johannesburg, from 3-9 September.

Jersey and the Netherlands had expressed an interest in staging the event, but the ICC said the decision was down to the greater ease of securing visas for all possible participants.

Guernsey retained their place in division 5 in 2016, while Jersey were relegated from division 4 in Los Angeles.