ICC revamps qualifying process for World Cup

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that a One Day International (ODI) championship will decide the automatic qualifiers for the 2023 World Cup in India, instead of ODI rankings which was used in the past. This will bowl off next year with the West Indies opening their account with a three match ODI  series against the Netherlands.

Fixtures against New Zealand, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will follow into 2021. The 2023 Cricket World Cup will also remain a 10 team tournament. There have been cries from associate nations to re-expand the tournament to 16 teams. The 2019 Cricket World Cup which will be held in England in May, will be the first Cricket World Cup to see a fall in participation as the ICC  cut the event from 14 teams in 2015 to 10 this year. 

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