ICC introduce another format of Cricket, World Cup Super League. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League. World Cup super league kick off ENG v IRE on July 30. According to Cric Info Report
World Cup super league kick off ENG v IRE on July 30
Supposed to this format of cricket should started some month earlier but due to Corona virus it had delayed. Finally the inaugural of ICC Cricket World Cup Super League is going on. England and Ireland will play 1st match of the tournament on July 30, 2020 in Southampton. This ODI series have three matches after with one new mega event will added to ICC events.
According to an ICC statement, the Super League kicks off on July 30 in Southampton. With a series between world champions England and Ireland.
This tournament have feature with 13 teams participation. Top 12 full members and one Netherlands who qualified by winning the ICC World Cricket Super League 2015-17.
Each of the 12 full member teams and one of the qualifiers, the Netherlands. Will have to play four home and four away three-match ODI series. Each series will be consist of three One Day International matches with fixed time frame.
The first 7 teams on point table will qualify for direct participation in the World Cup. This 50 overs World Cup to be played in October-November 2023.
ICC General Manager Cricket Operations Jeff Allardyce said.
That the start of the World Cup Super League with the world champions England and Ireland is welcome.
He said that the league would play an important role in maintaining the interest of the spectators in the one-day matches before the mega event.
Why It was delay
“Last week’s decision to hold the World Cup at the end of 2023 gave us more time to schedule these matches,”. Which is not possible due to the corona virus. ICC General Manager Cricket Operations Jeff Allardyce said.
England cricket team captain Owen Morgan said.
“This time the situation will be different from last time we played in our own country. When we picked up the World Cup trophy at Lord’s.
But it is gratifying that we are beginning our journey for the next edition of the event.
“I am sure that cricket fans around the world will be desperate to restore the white ball cricket and we are now looking at this challenge,” he said.
Ireland captain Andrew Belbryan said it was an honor to play in the World Cup Super League.
Referring to the series against England, he said: “It will definitely be a challenge to play against a team that won the World Cup a year ago.
However, we have prepared well and our performance at the beginning of this year has given us confidence.