ICC strongly defends ODI layout

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The ICC has defended the ODI layout in spite of many wondering the relevance of 50-over cricket © Getty

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday (July 28) strongly defended the ODI layout in spite of requires it to be scrapped.

“The nations were nonetheless scheduling multi collection of ODIs of their Future Tours Programme (FTP). You may not see any important adjustments within the collection of or share of ODIs within the subsequent FTP,” Geoff Allardice, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the ICC, mentioned on Wednesday (July 27).

Ben Stokes not too long ago hand over the ODI layout, pointing out that taking part in 3 codecs used to be unsustainable. There were many that have puzzled the relevance of 50-over cricket, with Wasim Akram not too long ago calling for the scrapping of ODIs.

The ICC statement comes an afternoon after its annual convention resulted in Birmingham and within the backdrop of nations who prefer franchise-based T20 leagues and South Africa deciding to forfeit early subsequent 12 months’s Super League issues towards Australia in choice for its but to be introduced T20 league. The ICC has indicated that the three-match ODI sequence between South Africa and Australia would possibly nonetheless occur.

“We’ve nonetheless were given 9 months within the window to be had to finish the Super League sequence. How the sequence is scheduled is between the 2 participants to unravel. Whether they arrive to a couple association, there may well be some discussions occurring. We will likely be coping with that if that sequence does no longer happen,” Allardice mentioned contending that the FTP, which used to be authorized on the Annual Conference on Tuesday (July 26), remains to be related.

He additionally dwelt upon the fashion of a few nations who prefer home T20 leagues to global video games. “We spoke in regards to the 3 codecs and how it has been included within the FTP. The nations and the enthusiasts in the ones nations have other personal tastes in the case of the codecs. At this degree there’s some dialogue, no longer particularly about ODIs however in regards to the mixture of codecs inside the calendar.”

Allardice claimed that the participants are absolutely dedicated to the FTP and global and bilateral cricket used to be as robust as it is ever been. “Each of them has to control that steadiness between home competitions, their global agenda and the control in their avid gamers. Each of the ones forums is in a quite other state of affairs. So there isn’t any one-size-fits-all technique to that balancing factor,” he contended.

One of the issues of dialogue is whether or not ICC chairman Greg Barclay will search re-election and the New Zealander mentioned he’s a contender. “Yes completely proper. The time period leads to November and I’m eligible for an extra two-year time period and I’m to be had for the time period if the board desires to re-elect me,” Barclay mentioned.

There has been a large number of hypothesis over the following chairman and it is going to be made up our minds on whether or not the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) fields a candidate or who it backs for the placement. The election will likely be in November and the election, not like prior to now, will likely be made up our minds via a easy majority.

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