Karachi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has officially announced the inaugural Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, starting with England’s one-day series against Ireland.
The competition has been introduced to help bring context to 50-over cricket at the highest level, the Super League will be used as a qualification system for the next ICC World Cup, scheduled for 2023 in India.
13 teams will participate, the 12 full members, and the Netherlands. Top seven in the final table will qualify automatically and secure their spot at the global tournament. All sides will play four series at home and away over a two-year period, with each consisting of three matches.
Schedule of Pakistan cricket team for World Cup Super League
October 2020: Away series vs South Africa (Three ODIs)
December 2020: Home series vs Zimbabwe (Three ODIs)
July 2021: Away series vs England (Three ODIs)
September 2021: Away series vs Afghanistan (Three ODIs)
October 2021: Home series vs New Zealand (Three ODIs)
December 2021: Home series vs West Indies (Three ODIs)
March 2022: Home series vs Australia – (Three ODIs)
It must be noted that in July 2020 Pakistan had to play away series of three ODIs against the Netherlands, part of the Super League, which was postponed due to COVID-19.