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    ICC launches Men's Cricket World Cup Super League

    The International Cricket Council has today, Monday, 27 July 2020, officially launched the inaugural ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League. Getting underway on 30 July 2020 in Southampton, the Super League will begin with a series between world champions England and Ireland.

    Introduced to bring context to One-Day International (ODI) cricket, the Super League will determine qualification for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 with the top seven teams automatically booking their spot at the event in India.

    Featuring 13 teams, the 12 ICC Full Members and the Netherlands, who qualified by winning the ICC World Cricket Super League 2015-17, the Super League will see each side play four home and four away three match series.

    Commenting on the launch, Geoff Allardice, ICC General Manager - Cricket Operations, said, “We are delighted to get the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League underway with World Cup winners England against Ireland.

    “The league will bring relevance and context to ODI cricket over the next three years, as qualification for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is at stake. The Super League gives cricket fans around the world even more reasons to watch as the drama of league cricket unfolds.”

    “The decision last week to move the World Cup back to late 2023 gives us more time to schedule any games lost due to COVID-19 and preserve the integrity of the qualification process, meaning it will be decided on the field of play, which is important.”

    Eoin Morgan, England captain, said: “We’re looking forward to playing cricket again and to the ICC Men’s World Cup Super League. Given the situation, it will be quite different to the last time we played at home, when we lifted the World Cup at Lord’s, but it’s nice to be starting our journey for the next edition of the tournament.

    “I’m sure cricket fans all over the world will be excited to see white-ball cricket resume and we’re looking forward to the challenge.

    “Ireland are a talented team who have shown over the years that they can beat the best on their day. We look forward to what promises to be an interesting series.”

    Andrew Balbirnie, Ireland captain, said: “It’s a privilege to be playing in the inaugural series of the ICC Men’s World Cup Super League. It is obviously going to be a huge challenge taking on the team that won the World Cup just a year ago but we have prepared well and have taken confidence from our form over the early months of 2020.”

    “What is important is that we are getting back on the field. I hope international cricket’s return is steady during these challenging times.

    “I look forward to the Irish side putting on a good performance in the upcoming series as we start our campaign for World Cup qualification.”

    https://www.icc-cricket.com/media-releases/1743111


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    About time this happened, tested it in the Womens game and finally being applied to the mens teams.

    Refer to this for more detail:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020%E...p_Super_League
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    Best thing ICC has done ever to bring more context to ODIs, the format is lot better(not ideal) than test championship. Equal number of matches played and smaller nations will get to play top teams more ofthen

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    The ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League will get underway from England Vs Ireland series. This will determine qualification for 2023WC with top 7 teams already booked their spots. It'll feature 12 full ICC members with Netherlands, each team will have 4 A/H 3 match series.

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    All the front foot no balls in the ICC Super League starting with England Vs Ireland series will now be monitored officially by the 3rd Umpire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King_Kohli View Post
    The ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League will get underway from England Vs Ireland series. This will determine qualification for 2023WC with top 7 teams already booked their spots. It'll feature 12 full ICC members with Netherlands, each team will have 4 A/H 3 match series.
    I think India has already qualified

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    I think India has already qualified
    Yes, it's top 7 teams+host India (so 8 out of 10 spots will be filled). The ones who dont make the top 7 will then need to play qualifying league for remaining 2 spots


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    Quote Originally Posted by King_Kohli View Post
    All the front foot no balls in the ICC Super League starting with England Vs Ireland series will now be monitored officially by the 3rd Umpire.
    Great move that should've been implemented a while ago.

    This league will help provide much needed context to the international calendar. Fed up of meaningless 5 match ODI series.

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    About time tbh.

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    About time this happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    Great move that should've been implemented a while ago.

    This league will help provide much needed context to the international calendar. Fed up of meaningless 5 match ODI series.
    In which regard is there context ? considering 8 teams have already qualified ? wouldn't it be better (maybe not for Pakistan) if every team had to qualify via the super league format apart from the world cup host

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    India going to play just 8 ODI series in the next 3 years because of the ODI super League.
    I am feeling very sad, kohli will miss many matches, expecting him to break many records.
    I hope BCCI will conduct few more bilateral series in between.

    Already Kohli missed many milestones this year
    He would have completed 12k ODI runs and 3k t20 runs.

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    Each Team will play 4 Home and 4 Away ODI series -3 Match each series'.

    India away series in SL , ZIM, NZ , AUS
    India home series with AFG , ENG , SA , WI

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    ICC ODI Super League schedule

    1 May 2020- 31 March 2022

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    Very good decision. It should make bilateral ODI games more meaningful.


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    Quote Originally Posted by King_Kohli View Post
    India going to play just 8 ODI series in the next 3 years because of the ODI super League.
    I am feeling very sad, kohli will miss many matches, expecting him to break many records.
    I hope BCCI will conduct few more bilateral series in between.

    Already Kohli missed many milestones this year
    He would have completed 12k ODI runs and 3k t20 runs.
    Only 8 series will be part of the ODI Super League, teams can play more games/series as well just like Eng played NZ in a Test series outside of WTC

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    So Pakistan doesn't play India, Sri Lanka, or Bangladesh? Weird.

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    England's bid to take the eight wickets they need to win the third Test against the West Indies, and with it the series, were frustrated by Manchester rain that washed out the entirety of the fourth day.

    Stuart Broad will seek the one wicket he needs to become just the fourth seam bowler – and seventh man overall – to reach 500 Test wickets with an improved forecast for the fifth day at Old Trafford.

    While England and the West Indies put their feet up, the England and Wales Cricket Board was busy whittling down its 24-man ODI training group to a 14-man squad to face Ireland later this week, with white-ball games against Pakistan and Australia to follow.

    That saw last summer's Adelaide Strikers big-hitter Phil Salt ignored by England despite his 58-ball century in a practice match last Sunday, while Perth Scorchers import Liam Livingstone and Melbourne Renegades bowler Richard Gleeson were named as 'reserves' to the 14-man party.

    Reece Topley, the towering 26-year-old left-arm quick who has struggled with back stress fractures, is in line to play his first ODI in more than four years after being selected.

    And David Willey – another ex-Scorchers star – has returned to the squad after missing out on England's World Cup squad last summer.

    The ODI group will be without England's Test players Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler and Joe Root, as well as bowlers Chris Woakes and Mark Wood who remain on Test duty with matches against Pakistan to come, but are expected to return to the format in time for Australia's yet-to-be-confirmed visit in September.

    Joe Denly, who was discarded from England's Test team, joined the limited-overs squad instead, and has been included in the squad to face Ireland, which also includes World Cup winners Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Curran, Dawson, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy and James Vince.

    The three-match ODI series between England and Ireland will mark the beginning of the ICC's ODI Super League, a points table that will run in conjunction with bilateral ODI series and will determine qualification for the next ODI World Cup, to be played in October 2023 in India.

    It emerged overnight that third umpires would now have the responsibility for calling front-foot no balls in all ODI and T20 international cricket using television match footage.

    The ICC first trialled the process in 2016 and it was used successfully throughout the women's T20 World Cup in Australia earlier this year.

    "Certainly there is the importance of the free hit in white-ball cricket, and getting no-balls called accurately," said Geoff Allardice, the ICC's general manager cricket operations.

    "That is considered to be an important feature. The Cricket Committee has recommended that and it's in the playing conditions for the World Cup Super League."

    On-field umpires will still be responsible for calling no-balls based on height and will continue to call front-foot no-balls in Test cricket for the remainder of the World Test Championship (WTC) cycle.

    That is due to see a final played in June 2021, but that may yet be pushed back given the glut of fixtures that have had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    "We are currently in discussion with members in what their plans are around rescheduling their queue," Allardice said.

    "Obviously there are teams which have rescheduled them as quickly as possible and depending on how many of them could be rescheduled within the available time window, that will give us a better view on the most appropriate timing for the final.

    "But at this stage the final is scheduled for June 2021. But we are working with the members on that, to understand their rescheduling of the series that are postponed already."

    Australia's postponed two-Test tour of Bangladesh was part of the WTC cycle, and it remains to be seen when that can be played.

    Australia faces a busy home summer with a four-Test series against India – the top two ranked sides on the WTC points table – while the ICC's Future Tours Program lists a tour of South Africa next February-March before the players' annual leave period.

    Meanwhile, Pakistan, who have been in training in Derby in northern England, have narrowed down their 29-member touring party to a 20-man Test squad for their three-match series with England that is due to start on August 5.

    Veteran pair Wahab Riaz and Sarfaraz Ahmed, the former skipper, have both been included, as has Fawad Alam, whose last Test appearance came in 2009.

    Pakistan's practice matches were dogged by poor weather, and poor batting with no player able to reach fifty in their most recent outing.

    The 36-year-old veteran seamer Sohail Khan, whose last Test was the 2016 Boxing Day match in Australia, was the best of the bowlers with 5-37, while teenager Nassem Shah, who made his debut in Australia last summer, also impressed.

    England ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Joe Denly, Saqib Mahmood, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Reece Topley, James Vince, David Willey. Reserves: Richard Gleeson, Lewis Gregory, Liam Livingstone.

    Ireland ODI squad: Mark Adair, Andy Balbirnie (c), Curtis Campher, Peter Chase, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Jonathan Garth, Tyrone Kane, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Kevin O'Brien, William Porterfield, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Stuart Thompson, Lorcan Tucker, Gary Wilson, Craig Young.

    Pakistan Test squad: Azhar Ali (c), Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Imam-ul-Haq, Imran Khan Sr, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Usman Shinwari, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah

    https://www.cricket.com.au/news/engl...gue/2020-07-28


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    Former England skipper Michael Atherton believes the ICC ODI Super league is “incredibly complex” and the game’s governing body should have come up with “a bit more straightforward” qualification system for the 2023 World Cup in India.

    The ICC on Monday launched the ODI Super League which will determine qualification for the men’s World Cup in 2023. The top seven teams from the league will automatically book their spot at the event in India.

    The competition begins with a series between world champion England and Ireland from July 30.

    “There is always logic in everything that happens, but what tends to happen is that it’s incredibly complex because what you’re trying to do is fit two systems together,” Atherton said on Sky Sports Cricket.

    “You’ve got the ICC global events — World Cup, World T20, and what was the Champions Trophy — and you’re trying to marry that with the usual bilateral series in what’s called the Future Tours Programme where every team plays against each other.

    “Trying to mix those two together is incredibly difficult, and you end up with this.”

    Featuring 13 teams, the 12 ICC Full Members and the Netherlands, which qualified by winning the World Cricket Super League 2015-17, the Super League will see each side play four home and four away three-match series.

    Each team gets 10 points for a win, five for a tie/no result/abandonment and none for a loss. They will be ranked according to total points earned across the eight series and criteria are in place to separate two or more teams on equal points.

    The 52-year-old former batsman, who scored 7728 runs in 115 Tests for England, said a less complex system would have been easier for the public to understand.

    “Try explaining this to the man on the street, try explaining the World Test Championship to the man on the street, which we find it hard enough to understand and we work in the damn game, and then try explaining that to the man on the street,” he said.

    “What you’ve really got to try and get is something that’s less complex and a bit more straightforward in order for people to understand.”

    Former England captain Andrew Strauss, who sits on the ICC’s cricket committee, however, said it is impossible to get a more straight forward system and the governing body is criticised no matter what it does.

    “It makes complete sense to try and find something more straightforward but it’s not possible,” he said.

    “We all talk about meaningless bilateral cricket that doesn’t have any context, and then the ICC try and put together the World Test Championship and everyone goes ‘the points system is too complicated’ and then they try the Super League and they say ‘Why are they doing that?’

    “They’re damned if they do, they’re damned if they don’t.”

    The ICC had drawn criticism from players such as New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson who felt the points system is not fair, while India captain Virat Kohli had said that overseas wins should be rewarded more in the WTC.

    https://sportstar.thehindu.com/crick...le32210725.ece


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    Explainer: ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League

    All you need to know

    When England host Ireland for three ODIs starting 30 July, it will mark the start of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League. What is the tournament all about? We break it down for you.

    What is the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League?

    The Super League is a brand new ODI competition, which takes place across two years and aims to raise the stakes of bilateral 50-over games. In its first edition, the Super League will help decide which teams feature in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 in India.

    How many teams are involved?

    Thirteen teams are taking part in this competition. These are the 12 Full Member nations, along with the Netherlands.

    There was exhilaration and excitement as the world welcomed its newest ODI member. The Netherlands dominated the ICC World Cricket League Championship, winning 10 out of its 14 games to claim the 13th position in the league. This means that it will now play 24 ODIs against Full Members from 2020-22 for 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup qualification. Having lost ODI status three years ago, this marks a big leap forward for Dutch cricket.

    What does the new tournament mean for the World Cup?

    The CWC Super League is an important tournament for teams on the #RoadTo2023.

    It all depends on where the teams finish on the Super League points table. India, who are the hosts in 2023, and the other top seven teams will qualify automatically for the World Cup. The bottom five teams will play a qualifying tournament, which will also feature the best teams from the lower rungs of competition.

    If you think of it like steps, with the World Cup right on top, Super League is the level right below that, followed by CWC League 2 and CWC Challenge League.

    Since each point matters, there will be no dead rubbers and teams will always have to be at their very best.

    How does it work?

    Each team in the Super League plays three ODIs against eight other teams. Four of these are home series and four are away series. This means each team plays a total of 24 ODIs that will be earn them points on the #RoadTo2023.

    An added benefit is that teams just outside of the top 10 in the current rankings have more chances to play more ODIs against the top teams, helping them improve their levels as well.

    But not everyone plays everyone?

    That's right. The Super League works within the parameters of the existing Future Tours Programme (FTP) between Members. In this aspect, this league too is like the World Test Championship.

    How does the points system work?

    Each team gets 10 points for a win, five for a tie/ no result/ abandoned match, and zero for a loss.

    Are there other tweaks to the playing conditions?

    The ICC have announced that all front-foot no-balls will be called by the third umpire. Teams will also have points deducted for slow over-rates. You can find the detailed playing conditions here.

    Do all ODIs now come under the Super League?

    No. Teams will also play bilateral ODIs between each other outside of the Super League. In some cases, they may play say four or five matches in a series, but only three pre-decided matches will count for Super League points.

    And all ODIs will continue to count towards MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings.

    Anything else one should know?

    The Super League was scheduled to start on 1 May 2020 and conclude on 31 March 2022. However, the global pandemic has forced some series, including the Netherlands v Pakistan matches in July, to be postponed. Some fixtures are under discussion. Keep an eye on the Future Tours Programme and icc-cricket.com for updates!

    https://www.icc-cricket.com/news/1744528
    Last edited by MenInG; 29th July 2020 at 10:56.


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