Not even a month faraway from the best World Cup ultimate, the street to the 2023 version of cricket’s showpiece occasion begins in earnest in Scotland on the inaugural tri-series of the rebranded Cricket World Cup League Two.
No extra confusion making an attempt to grasp the nuances of the World Cricket League versus the World Cup Qualifier. Every thing is now below one umbrella; not simply the Full Members however groups ranked as little as 32 on this planet have a clear-cut pathway to make it to the 2023 World Cup. It is also the primary time that Full Members are pressured to qualify in head-to-head league competitors versus rankings factors. This is how qualification for World Cup 2023 will likely be sorted.
Cricket World Cup ODI Tremendous League
Groups: 12 Full Members + Netherlands
Matches: 24 ODIs per staff beginning in Might 2020
Prior to now, the ODI rankings desk was used for qualification, however the desk was unbalanced and never, intrinsically, honest. The best approach to verify a staff beneath you could not overtake you on the rankings desk – say Afghanistan or Eire – was to easily not schedule a collection in opposition to them. The rankings desk additionally led to unbalanced fixture lists by advantage, for instance, of India’s present rating based mostly on 56 matches whereas Eire’s relies off 29 ODIs in the identical timeframe.
That is not doable within the new construction. Every of the 13 groups could have their qualification standing for the 2023 World Cup decided by an equal variety of matches. Every of the 13 groups will host 4 dwelling and 4 away collection, with every consisting of three ODIs, that may depend towards World Cup qualification.
Attributable to scheduling constraints, every staff will miss enjoying 4 of the 12 doable groups within the Tremendous League.
On the finish of the Tremendous League, the highest seven groups along with World Cup host India will qualify for the 2023 World Cup. The underside 5 groups will get a second likelihood by dropping again into the 2022 World Cup Qualifier. The staff that finishes on the backside of the ODI Tremendous League additionally runs the chance of being relegated into Cricket World Cup League Two for the 2027 World Cup qualification cycle.
Cricket World Cup League Two
Groups: Scotland, UAE, Nepal, Namibia, Oman, Papua New Guinea, USA
Matches: 36 ODIs per staff beginning in August 2019
The seven Affiliate nations ranked 14-20 will every contest a complete of 9 tri-series over the following two and a half years. The redesigned CWC League Two ensures every staff hosts everybody for 2 ODIs and excursions each different nation for 2 ODIs for a complete of 24 matches. The opposite 12 ODIs within the construction are performed as neutral-site matches.
On the finish of the 36 ODIs for every nation, the highest three groups on the factors desk out of the seven nations will be a part of the underside 5 groups from the ODI Tremendous League within the 2022 World Cup Qualifier. The CWC League Two champion additionally has the chance to advance into the CWC ODI Tremendous League for the 2027 World Cup cycle. In the meantime, the groups that end fourth -seventh in League Two fall again right into a repechage occasion, the Cricket World Cup Playoff, for yet one more crack at going to the 2022 World Cup Qualifier.
Cricket World Cup Problem League A and B
Groups: League A: Canada, Denmark, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, Vanuatu; League B: Bermuda, Hong Kong, Italy, Jersey, Kenya, Uganda
Matches: 15 Listing A per staff beginning in September 2019
This equation is a bit less complicated for the groups concerned. The one strategy to have an opportunity at going to the 2022 World Cup Qualifier is by profitable your league. Every league consists of three single round-robin tournaments, primarily a five-match tour annually in 2019, 2020 and 2021. On the finish of the 15 matches per staff, the groups that prime League A and League B advance to the 2022 CWC Qualifier Playoff.
2022 CWC Qualifier Playoff
Groups: Backside 4 groups from CWC League Two + winners of CWC Problem League A and B Matches: 5 ODIs per staff in single-round robin format
This one can also be fairly easy and is designed within the method of the previous World Cricket League. The highest two groups on this six-team single round-robin occasion advance to the 2022 World Cup Qualifier. In contrast to in years previous when these matches have been categorized as Listing A solely below the banner of the World Cricket League, all matches at this match could have ODI standing.
2022 CWC Qualifier
Groups: Backside 5 groups from ODI Tremendous League + prime three groups from CWC League Two + prime two groups from CWC Playoff
The highest two groups at this 10-team occasion will declare the ultimate two berths out there for the 2023 Cricket World Cup. All matches could have ODI standing, together with if any staff with out ODI standing from the Problem League has superior to the Qualifier.
There’s one other carrot up for grabs between the 13th positioned staff within the ODI Tremendous League and the champion of CWC League Two. Whichever of those two groups finishes in the next place on the CWC Qualifier will declare the 13th spot within the ODI Tremendous League for the 2027 World Cup Qualification, whereas the staff that finishes within the decrease place will play within the CWC League Two for 2027 World Cup.
It means there’s a likelihood a Full Member may very well be relegated into CWC League Two by ending final within the ODI Tremendous League. If Netherlands end in 12th place or larger for the ODI Tremendous League, they are going to be assured to remain within the Tremendous League for the 2027 cycle and will probably be joined by a second Affiliate nation, the winner of the CWC League Two. Nevertheless, if Netherlands finishes in final place within the ODI Tremendous League, they run the chance of being changed by one other Affiliate nation for the 2027 World Cup qualification cycle.