Test, ODI braced for radical shake-up – report

February 6, 2017 | By

Dubai: Test match and one-day international cricket is braced for a radical shake-up which could also see Afghanistan and Ireland eventually grabbing Test status, a report claimed Friday.


The International Cricket Council’s Chief Executives Committee (CEC) meeting has proposed a two-year Test league, a 13-team ODI league, and regional qualification for the World Twenty20, cricinfo.comreported.


If the ICC Board approves the plans, a rolling two-year Test league with a 9-3 format would start in 2019.


Under the proposals, the top nine Test-playing countries will compete among themselves and against the three lower-ranked teams.


Those three would comprise Zimbabwe and most likely Ireland and Afghanistan depending on whether they earn Test status, said the report.


“It is understood the CEC also approved a three-year, 13-team ODI league, the culmination of which will result in qualification for the 50-over World Cup, and a system of regional qualification tournaments through which teams attempt to qualify for the World T20,” said cricinfo.


“And as the strongest signal yet that the short-lived era of the Big Three (India, Australia and England) is well and truly over, the overseeing of this calendar will once again become the responsibility of the ICC.”


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