The ICC’s chief executive, Dave Richardson, confirmed that a final decision is set to be made later this year.
Richardson said: “This decision was informed by our review of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier earlier this year where there was a mix of games with and without international status which proved to be confusing for fans.”
“In order to simplify the situation we will extend the ICC Cricket World Cup principle of all matches being ODIs to other tournaments where a number of the teams have ODI status and some not, this includes the Asia Cup and ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers.
“The fact that these events are open to teams beyond the existing 16 teams that currently have ODI status is important and, accordingly, ensuring all matches are granted ODI status is befitting of the events and just reward for the teams that have qualified.
T20 matches between member countries in both the men’s and women’s game are now always awarded T20I status. Richardson added: “Of course all T20 matches between ICC members now have T20I status and we are in the midst of reviewing the whole issue of ODI status, which review should be completed in the next few months.”
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