After the proposal of two-tier cricket system received a positive response from all stakeholders, ICC has proposed a 13 team ODI system that would see each country play a three-match series –either home or away against every member of the system over a three year period.
At the end of the process, the top two teams will reach the final of the tournament. The tournament will add more interest as the bottom team of the table will be relegated.
There is a possibility that the league may use for World Cup qualification. The ICC said they will discuss the proposal in June when they will meet next time.
CA chief executive Sutherland supported the league wholeheartedly.
“My feeling is that in between World Cups, it would be beneficial to add some structure and additional context to the one-day games that are played on a bilateral basis,” he said on Monday.
The objective of the new format is bringing fans into the stands. The league will also let three minnows such as Afghanistan, Ireland to play the league that will help them to prepare themselves for the World Cup. The tournament possibly will start before 2019.
Meanwhile, Australia set to open the 60,000 seats new Perth Stadium during the 2017 Ashes tournament.
The 1.2 billion ground was initially set to open in time for the 2018 AFL season.
Meanwhile, Sutherland wants the first event at the new 60,000 seat Perth Stadium to be a blockbuster.
But with construction well ahead of schedule, there’s a chance an Ashes Test could open the stadium in late 2017.