ICC responds amid threats of ODIs coming to an end

A normal view right through the fourth one-day world cricket fit between England and India at Lord’s cricket flooring in London, on September 11, 2011. — Reuters

NEW DELHI: The governing International Cricket Council (ICC) has performed down threats to the sport’s 50 overs structure, pronouncing a “healthy” quantity of one-day internationals can be performed within the 2023-27 cycle.

The proliferation of profitable home T20 leagues have cramped up cricket’s already-strained calendar and England all-rounder Ben Stokes attributed his surprise ODI retirement to an “unsustainable” time table.

Earlier this month South Africa deserted their ODI excursion of Australia because it clashed with the release of their home T20 league emerging their probabilities of qualifying immediately for subsequent 12 months’s World Cup in India. 

ICC leader govt Geoff Allardice mentioned structuring of the sport’s 3 codecs was once mentioned on the governing frame’s annual normal assembly in Birmingham the place the Future Tours Programme (FTP) 2023-27 was once finalised.

“I think at this stage there is some discussion, not specifically about ODIs, but about the mix of formats within the calendar,” Allardice advised a video convention.

“Countries have been, in their FTPs, are still scheduling a healthy number of ODIs as well.

“So within the FTP, I don’t believe you can see any important exchange to the quantity of ODIs or the percentage of ODIs as being deliberate.”

Australia test batsman Usman Khawaja has said one-day cricket was “loss of life a gradual demise”, while former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram called the format a “drag”. 

Allardice conceded some members put “specific consideration on their home leagues” but insisted their commitment to international and bilateral cricket was “as robust as it is ever been”.

“Each of them has to organize that stability between home competitions, their world time table and the control of their gamers.

“Each of those boards is in a slightly different situation. So there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to that balancing issue.”

ICC chairman Greg Barclay stated that franchise-based leagues had been increasing speedy.

“So there’s a lot of pressure on the calendar, but I’m not sure it’s a tipping point,” mentioned the New Zealander.

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