ICC to set 14 teams for 50 Over World Cup

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Rajkumar Sharma
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ICC to set 14 teams for 50 Over World Cup

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) is to set to expand the scope of the men's 50-Over World Cup from the next cycle. There has been a debate over whether to expand the size to 16 teams but, in all likelihood, the ICC directors will settle for a 14-team format, played thrice before - in 2003, 2011 and 2015.

The current format of 10 teams that has attracted widespread criticism, largely from the Associate members who have been deprived of taking part in the pinnacle championship, will be done away with. The inference is that the arrangement - aimed largely to ensure more India games so that the broadcaster can leverage on that financially -- is so lopsided that even a couple of full members - Ireland and Zimbabwe - failed to compete in the championship in 2019.

For the last couple of months, the ICC members have been deliberating on the size of the World Cup periodically through virtual conferences, and a couple of members of the world body have confirmed to Cricbuzz that consensus is fast emerging on the 14-team format for the ODI World Cup in next eight-year cycle, from 2023 to 31. There was certainly a demand to have 16 teams too, like in 2007, but the idea does not have the approval of the majority.

The need to finalise the shape of the global events in the cycle is exigent given that the ICC will have to go to the market to conclude the media rights partners and sponsors. The general impression is that the ICC is already behind schedule in finalizing the next cycle, the global pandemic being the chief culprit. It now wants have the eight-year blue print ready by this year end. The media rights are expected to be sold by 2022.

https://m.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/117 ... team-event

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That's really good news, thankfully common sense has prevailed here.

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Big news that !

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Happy days for ZC, they can go back to not worrying about missing out on those big pay days & paid holidays every four years
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Let's hope full members are guaranteed a spot, otherwise I'm not completely confident Zimbabwe would make a 14-team cut.
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eugene wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 2:12 am
Let's hope full members are guaranteed a spot, otherwise I'm not completely confident Zimbabwe would make a 14-team cut.
They will never do that. If Zim can't make a 14-team World Cup, then no one should complain and they absolutely don't deserve to be there.

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Level of Cricket playing by Nepal, Netherlands, Namibia even USA it will be hard for Zimbabwe again to make into that 14 teams, unless they change their brand of cricket.

Zimbabwe at present lacks hitter & finisher down the order. Chakabva & Burl can't do the job, have to bring new thinking in that lower order.

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https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/icc- ... ms-1263075

cricinfo finally reporting the same. also says T20 world cup could become 20 teams and a return of the Intercontinental Cup and/or Division 2 of Test cricket
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Icc considering that 20 teams t 20 world cup. These r some of the respites for corrupt and non functional Zim cricket management. Tough for Zim to qualify in 14 teams odi world cup but some how they can sneak into 20 teams t 20 world cup for atleast 2 world cups.

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Zimbabwe will face tough competition in qualifiers because few associates have adopted migration theory in setting up squad and from nowwhere they are looking as strong competator

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