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ICC Plans To Increase Teams In World T20 From 16 To 20

London: With the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) all set to debate the controversial four-day Exams format, it has now come to mild that the worldwide cricket governing physique can also be contemplating rising the variety of groups in males’s World T20.

In keeping with a report in telegraph.co.uk, the ICC is mulling to extend the variety of groups within the World T20 to 20 for the 2023-2031 cycle.

At current, 16 groups take part within the World T20 and the identical quantity shall be there on this yr’s match slated to be performed in Australia in October.

The report stated that if the World T20 was expanded to 20 groups, a number of choices might be thought-about for the format of the competitors. One is about having all 20 groups enter on the similar stage, that means {that a} easy format of 4 teams of 5 groups every might be used, with the main groups then advancing to the knockouts.

One other is in regards to the two-tier format at the moment used within the World T20 – with main international locations solely becoming a member of the match within the second stage, and different international locations having to qualify from the primary stage for the appropriate to affix them. The extra international locations would then feed into an enlarged opening stage of the match.

It’s stated that the ICC is contemplating such measures to popularise cricket within the US, which it considers as a goal market. If World T20 is elevated to 20 groups, there could be elevated probabilities of the US taking part within the competitors.

The report stated that the ICC can also be contemplating creating new Champions Trophy model occasions for each the T20 and ODI format, every that includes a choose variety of sides.

The subsequent spherical of ICC conferences are scheduled to be held in March.

(IANS)

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