ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has officially announced the opening of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, beginning with England’s one-day series against Ireland.
The competition has been presented to help contextualize the 50+ cricket at the highest level, the Super League will be used as a qualification system for the upcoming ICC World Cup, scheduled for 2023 in India.
In its statement, ICC said 13 teams will participate, the 12 full members and the Netherlands. The top seven in the final table will automatically qualify and secure their place in the world tournament. All teams will play four series at home and away, each with three games.
“The league will bring relevance and context to ODI cricket for the next three years as a qualification for the ICC Cricket 2023 World Cup is at stake. The Super League offers cricket fans around the world more reasons to see how the league’s cricket drama unfolds. ” Geoff Allardice, ICC general manager for cricket operations, said.
“Last week’s decision to move the World Cup in late 2023 gives us more time to schedule any games lost due to COVID-19 and preserve the integrity of the qualification process, which means it will be decided on the field of the game, which is important, “he added.