The selection of teams for the upcoming Cricket World Cup will now be through the new tournament Super League. The tournament is set to begin in the UK this week after a delay due to the Corona epidemic.
The selection of teams for the Fifty Shades International Cricket World Cup will now be done through the Super League. The first Super League tournament involving teams from 13 countries starts in the UK this week. The first match between defending champions England and Ireland is being played in Southampton on Thursday. The top seven teams in the Super League will qualify for the 2023 World Cup, while the eighth team will be hosts India.
What is a Super League?
Under the previous qualifying system, the teams that qualify for the ODI Cricket World Cup are in the top eight positions in the International Cricket Council (ICC) world rankings. The winners of two qualifying tournaments in the previous World Cup held in England were also given a place in the World Cup and thus a total of 10 teams participated in the ICC World Cup.
The Dutch team, including 12 full members of the ICC, will compete in the Super League. Each team will play four three-match series at home and four series abroad. In case of success, the team will get ten points. But if the match remains the same, only five points will be awarded. In case of losing the match, the said team will not get any points.
According to ICC General Manager Jeff Allards, the Super League will have an impact on the game of cricket over the next three years and will attract fans.
Corona epidemic also affects cricket
The start of the Super League has also been delayed due to the Corona global epidemic. ICC general manager Jeff Allards has said he is in touch with cricket boards in various countries to finalize the dates for the Super League tournaments and matches.
The game of cricket has also been badly affected due to Corona and many series have been postponed or canceled. The Pakistani team is currently in the UK for three Test matches and three T20 matches.