ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League: All you need to know



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

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super league is a league where all 12 ICC Full Members will participate including the Netherlands which makes it a 13 team League.  Why Netherlands? Well, they earned their place by winning the ICC World Cricket League Championship back in 2017. Incase you’r wondering the 13 member squad includes all the usual teams along with Ireland, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe.

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How does the League work?

Each team will play 4 home and 4 away series and the top 7 Ranked Teams in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League league along with World Cup hosts India who will automatically qualify for the mega event in 2023.

Each team in the league will play three ODIs against eight other teams which means each team plays a total of 24 ODIs that will be earn them points en-route their journey towards the 2023 World Cup.

Yes, each team will not play against each other. As I said, it’s something like the ICC World Test Championship. This means each team plays a total of 24 ODIs.


How does the qualification process work?

The top 7 teams in the CWC Super League will automatically qualify for the 2023 World Cup along with India who have already qualified considering they are the hosts for the next ODI World Cup.

What about the bottom 5 teams?

The bottom 5 teams in the ODI League will need to go through another qualifying  round of tournament where they will also contest against the higher ranked teams of lower division leagues.

How does the points system work for the Men’s ODI Super League?

Win- 10 Points

Tie/ Abandoned Match- 5 Points

Loss- 0 Points

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Anything different in this league?

Not really, other than the fact that the front-foot no-ball would be called out by the third umpire hence the umpires are going to be all the more strict as far as the over-rate is concerned as far as the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League Is concerned.

What was the need for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League?

The ICC believes that this would give much more context to ODI Cricket just like their ICC Test Championship module

1.Also the fact that lower ranked teams get to play higher ranked teams a little more often  also helps in globalisation of the sport.

2. The  Cricket World Cup Super League begins with a series between England and Ireland on the 30th of July 2020 and it would go for a span of about 2 years depending on the future programs and bilateral agreements between the member countries.

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