USA and Oman got the ICC ODI status after defeating Hong Kong and Nambia in ICC World Cricket League Division 2 respectively. The 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division 2 is a tournament that is currently taking place in Namibia. Six teams are contenting in this tournament. It forms part of the 2017–19 cycle of the World Cricket League which determines the qualification for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.
Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea finished at the bottom two places in the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier and lost their chance of achieving ODI status. Other teams who lost their chance of getting ICC ODI status were Canada and Namibia, who finished third and fourth respectively in the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament. Oman and the United States of America who were at top of points table in tournament won the ICC ODI status.
USA defeated Hong Kong by 84 runs while Oman defeated Nambia by 4 wickets. However, both Canada and Nambia have been Promoted to 2019–21 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2. The 2019–21 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 is scheduled to be the inaugural edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 which is a pathway to qualify in the 2023 Cricket World Cup. It is scheduled to start in July 2019, with all matches played as One Day Internationals (ODIs).
Scotland, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates are already part of the 2019–21 ICC Cricket World Cup League tournament and have already got ODI status last year. They will be joined by the top four teams from the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament in which two positions are clear now of USA and Oman. The top three teams will then advance to the 2022 Cricket World Cup Qualifier tournament.
There are 16 teams in world who have ODI status right now. Out of them, the twelve Test-playing nations (which are also the twelve full members of the ICC) have permanent ODI status. Now the list will increase to 18 with inclusion of USA and Oman.
ICC announced the news of USA of getting ODI status in a very catch tweet. Here is the tweet -: