ICC CEC proposes 2-tier Test league, 13-team WC qualifier

The sources in the CEC meeting said the top nine Test teams, as per the ICC rankings, will form the first tier of the league while the the likes of Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Ireland will get a chance to showcase their skills in the second tier with a few other associate nations.

India is the top-ranked team in Tests.   -  AP

The International Cricket Committee (ICC) Chief Executives Committee (CEC) has proposed a two-tier Test league and a 13-team league for World Cup qualification.

The two-day CEC conference concluded in Dubai on Friday and the proposals by the CEC will be put across to the ICC Board that will meet tomorrow.

The sources in the CEC meeting said the top nine Test teams, as per the ICC rankings, will form the first tier of the league while the the likes of Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Ireland will get a chance to showcase their skills in the second tier with a few other associate nations.

It was also learnt that the CEC proposed a 13-team ODI league for the associate nations to determine the ones which will qualify for the 2019 World Cup in the United Kingdom.

A regional T20 competition is also being mulled for the World T20 competition.

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