ICC announces inaugural ODI Super League as a qualifier for World Cup 2023

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ICC ODI super league news – The International Cricket Council announced the inauguration of a One Day Super League which will serve as the qualifying criteria for the 50 overs Men’s World Cup to be held in India. The Super League will be played among all 12 ICC member nations and Netherlands who won the World Cricket Super League 2015-17. At the end of all the matches played among the 13 nations participating in the league, hosts India and the next top seven placed teams in the Super League would qualify for the Men’s World Cup 2023 which is to be held in India.icc odi super league news

Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has disrupted the cricket calendar, with the bilateral ODI series of several teams and the T20 World cup being postponed, the ICC has said that they were in discussion with the member nations for the dates of the matches to be scheduled so that they would be conducted safely and practically.

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Last week, the ICC had announced the decision to conduct the 2023 World Cup in October-November. The decision gives them enough time to reschedule the lost matches due to Covid-19. ICC general manager Geoff Allardice also said the Super League would help to restore the integrity of the ODI matches after many concerns were raised over the relevance of ODI cricket amid the gaining popularity of T20I matches. Now the ODI matches will decide the team’s chance to qualify for the World Cup so it gives ODI cricket more context than before.

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Each team in 13 nation league would play 4 home and 4 away three-match series. Out of the 13 teams, the 5 teams which fail to be in the top 8 would play 5 Associate teams in the Qualifier 2023. That would determine the next 2 teams who will play the 10 nation World Cup in 2023. The points system of the Super League states that each team would be awarded 10 points for a win, 5 for a tie/no result/abandonment, and no points for a loss. The final teams would be decided on the basis of their points in the Super League points table at the end of the 8 series played.

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England captain Eoin Morgan said at the start of their Super League campaign against Ireland that the match at home will be quite different to the one when they lifted the World Cup at Lord’s but they felt great about starting their journey for the 2023 campaign.

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He also said that he was hopeful cricket fans all over the world were excited at the return of white-ball cricket. The Super League’s announcement came almost a year after the Test Championship was announced among the top 9 ICC Test Ranked teams.

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