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Old June 29, 2005, 09:46 AM
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Default A new era for the second tier

A new era for the second tier


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A new era for the second tier

Martin Williamson
June 29, 2005

The announcement that, from now on, the top six associate countries will be able to play full one-day internationals against each other, or any of the Full Members, is a massive and timely boost to world cricket's second-tier nations.

Until now, the gulf between the Full Members - the Test-playing countries - and the rest has been wide and seemingly unbridgeable. In the one-day game, the only real chance for the minnows to shine has come in the four-yearly World Cup.

But the ICC's announcement that one-day member status - the sole preserve of Kenya - was being scrapped has been accompanied by something much more significant and far-reaching. Not only will the six leading associates be granted ODI status, they will also benefit from considerable additional grants of US$500,000 over four years, which should enable them to build a sound cricketing infrastructure to underpin their national sides. That will help to ensure that any future aspirants to Test status have built their success on a solid foundation.

As a result, the ICC Trophy, which starts later this week in Ireland, takes on far more importance than ever before. Until now it has been a qualification tournament for the World Cup, with a one-off opportunity to appear alongside cricket's big boys. That aside, there has been little tangible reward.

Now the lure is the four-year investment from the ICC and one-day status, on top of the World Cup place. Five places are up for grabs in Ireland - the sixth slot is already guaranteed to Kenya as part of the sweetener for them losing their one-day membership - and those six will get all the benefits until the 2009 ICC Trophy when they will all have to qualify again.

What could be a fearsome struggle is likely to come down to five from Canada, Ireland, Namibia, Netherlands, Scotland, UAE and the USA, although outsiders such as Uganda have the potential to grab one of the places. The downside is that the price for failure is considerable.

And while a final decision has yet to be reached, it is likely that the one-day world rankings will be expanded to include the newcomers, meaning that matches at the bottom end take on much more significance. Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and even West Indies have had the safety net removed from under them, and might well find the likes of Scotland and Namibia snapping at their heels.

At last, global cricket is genuinely democratic. Any associate or affiliate is eligible to enter the qualifying stages of the ICC Trophy, and so in theory any one of them can land the jackpot. Rather than relying on politicking and schmoozing, finally the international stage is now a meritocracy.

Martin Williamson is managing editor of Cricinfo
Well it looks like a second tier ODI status like thing is coming up.... This is good for the development of the game and puts more value on the ICC trophy....

Bangladesh will have to improve as well as these other countries now can face us and get ahead of us in the ODI rankings.
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Old June 29, 2005, 10:48 AM
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I don't like it. There is a huge difference between the first 10 and the next few.
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Old June 29, 2005, 10:57 AM
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This will certainly help the associate countries to improve their standard. First few years they should pick their opponents carefully.
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Old June 29, 2005, 11:00 AM
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I don't know. Despite a cricketing culture going back to more than a hundred years, a large pool of players to choose, presence of Test teams in the neighbourhood and a relatively well off cricket board, Bangladesh is still struggling. How much chance does Uganda and Namibia have ?
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Old June 29, 2005, 11:08 AM
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After getting the ODI/test status, BD people took cricket more seriously. It brings money which helps BCB to hire qualified personnel to build a professional cricket culture and also necessary infrastructures. I don't hink BD govt could invest that amount of money only for cricket. Now young Bangladeshi people see a good career in cricket!

Who knows same thing may happen to other associate countries!
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Old June 29, 2005, 03:02 PM
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Guys Like Lara and Sachin can break recors in ODI cricket vs the associate countries.

Forget about 400 now we can think about 500. BTW we'll win vs all the associate members.
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Old June 29, 2005, 03:07 PM
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I've just thought of a tour.

BD revenge Tour

Canada - 3 ODI
Kenya - 3 ODI

we can bring them to Bangladesh and beat them so badly that canada will tell bush that BD has WMD named Ashraful and Aftab!

we win all 6 games and get our ranking above Kenya and ZImbos
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Old June 30, 2005, 10:41 PM
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Banglaesh should certanily play against some of the associated members.. So that the confidence of the players and the average of the batsman can improve.
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