The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced that the inaugural edition of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League will get underway on 30 July 2020 in Southampton with England hosting Ireland.
The competition was scheduled to start in May 2020 but was impossible due to the corona virus pandemic.
The tournament was introduced to enhance the quality of One-Day International (ODI) cricket. The Super League will also serve as the pathway to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
Twelve full members along with Netherlands, who qualified by winning the ICC World Cricket Super League 2015-17 will play for the seven spots in the ICC World Cup. The top seven teams among the thirteen will book their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India.
In the inaugural series of the inaugural competition, England will host Ireland on July 30 in Southampton followed by second ODI and third ODI on 1st August and 3rd August respectively.