The ICC Super League World Cup is incredibly complex: Michael Atherton.


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

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

Former England skipper Michael Atherton believes the ICC ODI Tremendous league is “extremely advanced” and the sport’s governing physique ought to have provide you with “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 lads’s World Cup in 2023. The highest seven groups from the league will robotically guide their spot on the occasion in India.

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

“There may be all the time logic in every thing that occurs, however what tends to occur is that it’s extremely advanced 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 bought 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 sequence in what’s known as the Future Excursions Programme the place each crew performs towards 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 profitable the World Cricket Tremendous League 2015-17, the Tremendous League will see either side play 4 house and 4 away three-match sequence.

Every crew will get 10 factors for a win, 5 for a tie/no end result/abandonment and none for a loss. They are going to be ranked based on complete factors earned throughout the eight sequence 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 Exams for England, mentioned a much less advanced system would have been simpler for the general public to know.

“Strive explaining this to the person on the road, attempt explaining the World Check Championship to the person on the road, which we discover it onerous 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 bought to attempt to get is one thing that’s much less advanced 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 inconceivable 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 attempt to discover one thing extra simple however it’s not attainable,” he mentioned.

“All of us discuss meaningless bilateral cricket that doesn’t have any context, after which the ICC attempt to put collectively the World Check Championship and everybody goes ‘the factors system is simply too sophisticated’ after which they fight 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 comparable to New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson who felt the factors system is just not truthful, whereas India captain Virat Kohli had mentioned that abroad wins must be rewarded extra within the WTC.

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