As in most major sports, it is a long grind from the lower levels to the top levels. Afghanistan has made the transition from Division 5 to Test status in about a decade, so there is hope for others. Here is a summary of the Division 4 championships in 2018. Note that only matches in WCL 2 and above are given List A status.
In some cases, Wikipedia’s summaries are better than those of Cricinfo:
Although playoffs for 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th and 5th/6th were scheduled, they were cancelled due to rain and the rankings were determined by the league stages. These were the results:
|Uganda||5||4||1||0||0||8||+1.175||Promoted to Division Three for 2018|
|Malaysia||5||3||2||0||0||6||+0.322||Remain in Division Four|
|Vanuatu||5||2||3||0||0||4||–0.677||Relegated to Division Five|