The board of the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed today (Friday) that it had approved the launch of a new nine-team Test league and 13-team one-day international (ODI) league in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
The ICC said that the schedules for the tournaments would not be finalised, with the Test series featuring every team playing a total of six series over two years – three at home and three away. Each series will have between two and five Test matches, with all matches being played over five days culminating in a World Test League Championship Final.
The ODI league will serve as a direct qualification competition for the Cricket World Cup and will feature the ICC’s 12 full members and the winners of the World Cricket League Championship. Each team will play four series at home and four series away, with each series comprising three ODIs.