The ODI Super League will begin this week. This league will decide the qualification teams for the ICC's 2023 Cricket World Cup. It was announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday. The tournament will include the full 12-member teams of the ICC, as well as the Netherlands. The Netherlands won the World Cricket Super League 2015-17.
In this tournament, each team will play four home and four away series of three-match series. It will begin with the series between England and Ireland starting in Southampton on Thursday. The rest of the schedule will be announced later.
Each team will get 10 points for every win. There will be five points for every tie, no result and canceled match. There will be no points for defeat.
The top seven teams will automatically qualify for the 2023 World Cup along with India. The five teams who cannot qualify will play in a qualifying tournament with the associate teams. Out of this, two top teams will qualify for the tournament of 10 teams.
The third umpire will be given responsibility for the front-foot no ball in the tournament. Apart from this, penalties will also be imposed for slow-over rate and their points will be deducted.
With the rise of T20 cricket, the challenges for ODIs are increasing. Test cricket is the real challenge and the temper of T20 entertainment. In such a situation, a lot of efforts are being made by the ICC to maintain the popularity and relevance of ODI cricket. The ICC hopes that the Super League will once again make the 50-over format popular among the public.
Last week, the ICC shifted the World Cup 2023 in India from February-March to October-November to allow the countries time to recover the loss of matches caused by the coronavirus.