The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday launched knowledge associated to the 2019 Associate Members indicating that there was a rise within the variety of cricket matches worldwide.
The ICC mentioned that the ICC Board's choice to grant worldwide standing to all T20 matches performed in 2018 between member international locations and the introduction of world rankings on this format have had a significant impression on the sport.
According to the ICC assertion, there was a rise of 110 per cent in girls's bilateral T20 matches among the many Associate members in 2019 in comparison with 2018. <! –
The males's T20 matches grew by 34 % with 71 of 92 affiliate members taking part in within the shortest format.
According to the discharge, 49 males's groups performed their first T20 International match whereas 29 girls groups made their debut on this format.
In 2019, with the ICC's funding of over $ 5 million, 23 world, regional and sub-regional tournaments had been organized wherein 40 members participated and this helped within the progress of the sport.
Due to those tournaments, three affiliate members will play their first ICC World Cup in 2020, whereas Japan and Nigeria participated within the not too long ago concluded Under-19 World Cup. Thailand, which created historical past, will participate within the ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia this month.
Apart from this, the groups of 11 affiliate members who’ve certified for varied World Cups in 2020 are from 10 totally different international locations, which has proven that the competitors within the sport has elevated.
Apart from this, gamers from 99 affiliate international locations have made it to the T20 worldwide rankings. In the December 2019 rankings, 25 male and 23 feminine batsmen had been included, whereas 30 male and 21 feminine bowlers had been within the high 100.