ODI World Cup likely to revert to 14-team format from 2027

The 2027 ODI cricket World Cup will be reportedly expanded to 14 teams and will witness the comeback of the Super Six stage, which was last witnessed in the 2003 World Cup.

According to Telegraph Sport, ICC is likley to keep the ODI World Cup to a 14-team format in the 2027 edition and will also increase the total number of games from 48 to 54.

The 2023 World Cup, slated to be held in India, will follow the same 10-team format, which was used in 2019 World Cup.

The Super Six format also means that the 14 teams would be placed in two groups of seven, with each nation therefore playing six group games.

Significantly, a 14-team format with two groups of seven was also used in the 2011 and 2015 World Cup however, it differed to the 2003 edition in that four sides then progressed to a quarter-final stage.

The ICC board meeting on Tuesday will see discussions regarding the change in format and if agreed, an official confirmantion would be made later.

Meanwhile, other changes might include increasing the number of ICC men’s global events from six to eight during the cycle.

It is believed that keeping the 10-team format causes hindrance to the emerging nations while the 14-team format would help to expand the game globally.

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