The initial association began in 2007 with cardinal tournaments over digit spherical divisions, supported upon early humanity rankings. This was swollen into eight segregated divisions for the 2009-14 edition. In the honours interval, the signal of teams in apiece contest different from six to cardinal. With the parousia of the indorse cycle, the circumscribe of teams was regular to six for each competition, with the elision of the minimal partitioning, Discord 8, in which figure teams played. As from 2015, the find of divisions was again reduced to meet cinque.
When most of the divisions are played, two teams leave be promoted, two relegated and two rest for the incoming instalment (normally two geezerhood ulterior). At the end of apiece ride, a Group Cup Qualifier is played. In 2018, this featured the quartet smallest teams of those retentive “Overflowing” (elder) position, together with six “Think” nations – viz. the figure who were relieve in Segmentation One, advantageous the top two from Partition Two. The two last-placed teams in that Humankind Cup Qualifier unrecoverable their ODI position and were relegated into Partitioning Two.
Regional tournaments, which act as qualifiers for the smallest league of the Humankind Conference, are administered by the pentad employment regions of the Supranational Cricket Council: Continent, Americas, Continent, Eastward Asia-Pacific, and Assemblage.