Nepal to be added to the expanded ICC ODI team rankings

Published On: June 2, 2018 09:10 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 2: Nepal and other emerging ODI sides, Scotland, the Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have joined the 12 leading ODI nations on the expanded MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings with effect from June 1, 2018. Nepal and the Netherlands will qualify for a full ranking after playing four more matches each.

This elevation means all ODIs that these four sides will play against other sides on the table henceforth will count toward a team’s rating points and performance in the rankings table.
The Netherlands secured ODI status and a place in the 13-team ODI league by winning the ICC World Cricket League Championship last year, while Scotland, Nepal and the UAE earned ODI status by finishing as the three leading associates (along with the Dutch) in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018.

Scotland has been ranked in the 13th place on 28 points – 10 points behind the 12th ranked Ireland – while the UAE is another 10 points behind on 18 in the 14th position. The Netherlands has 13 rating points. The rating points for Nepal and the Netherlands will reflect on the ICC ODI team rankings table after both have played four more ODIs. 

Teams earn points from each match they play against oppositions with an ODI rating. Points and matches played between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2017 will be weighted at 50 percent, whereas matches played after May 1, 2017 will be weighted at 100 percent. The positions of the 12 Test playing countries, which were already on the table, are not affected by the introduction of these new teams on the table.

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