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ICC World Cup Tremendous league is extremely complicated: Michael Atherton

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Printed: July 28, 2020 5:45:01 pm





The competitors begins with a collection between world champions England and Eire from July 30. (Supply: File)

Former England skipper Michael Atherton believes the ICC ODI Tremendous league is “extremely complicated” and the sport’s governing physique ought to have give you “a bit extra simple” qualification system for the 2023 World Cup in India.

The ICC on Monday launched the ODI Tremendous League which is able to decide qualification for the boys’s World Cup in 2023. The highest seven groups from the league will robotically ebook their spot on the occasion in India.

The competitors begins with a collection between world champions England and Eire from July 30.

“There’s all the time logic in the whole lot that occurs, however what tends to occur is that it’s extremely complicated as a result of what you’re making an attempt to do is match two methods collectively,” Atherton mentioned on Sky Sports activities Cricket.

“You’ve obtained the ICC world occasions — World Cup, World T20, and what was the Champions Trophy — and also you’re making an attempt to marry that with the standard bilateral collection in what’s referred to as the Future Excursions Programme the place each workforce performs in opposition to one another.

“Making an attempt to combine these two collectively is extremely tough, and you find yourself with this.”That includes 13 groups, the 12 ICC Full Members and the Netherlands, who certified by successful the World Cricket Tremendous League 2015-17, the Tremendous League will see both sides play 4 residence and 4 away three-match collection.

Every workforce will get 10 factors for a win, 5 for a tie/no consequence/abandonment and none for a loss. They are going to be ranked in line with complete factors earned throughout the eight collection and standards are in place to separate two or extra groups on equal factors.

The 52-year-old former batsman, who scored 7728 runs in 115 Assessments for England, mentioned a much less complicated system would have been simpler for the general public to know.

“Attempt explaining this to the person on the road, attempt explaining the World Take a look at Championship to the person on the road, which we discover it laborious sufficient to know and we work within the rattling recreation, after which attempt explaining that to the person on the road,” he mentioned.

“What you’ve actually obtained to try to get is one thing that’s much less complicated and a bit extra simple to ensure that folks to know.”

Former England captain Andrew Strauss, who sits on the ICC’s cricket committee, nonetheless, mentioned it’s unattainable to get a extra straight ahead system and the governing physique is criticised it doesn’t matter what it does.

“It makes full sense to try to discover one thing extra simple nevertheless it’s not potential,” he mentioned.

“All of us discuss meaningless bilateral cricket that doesn’t have any context, after which the ICC try to put collectively the World Take a look at Championship and everybody goes ‘the factors system is simply too sophisticated’ after which they struggle the Tremendous League and so they say ‘Why are they doing that?’

“They’re damned in the event that they do, they’re damned in the event that they don’t.”

The ICC had drawn criticism from gamers resembling New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson who felt the factors system just isn’t honest, whereas India captain Virat Kohli had mentioned that abroad wins needs to be rewarded extra within the WTC.

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