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“The 50 over World Cup has the history and also it hits perfect”, Twitter reacts to reports that 40% cricketers only want to play leagues

The Federation of International Cricketers (FICA) recently released a report that is causing a lot of debate. As per the report, 40% of the players want to play in leagues and not for their nations. The direct impact of this will be felt in the ODI format. On that note, here, we take a look at how Twitter reacted to reports that 40% of cricketers only want to play leagues ahead of 50 over World Cup.

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Next year’s 50 over World Cup will decide the fate of the format

With the rise of the T20 format, almost every nation now has a T20 league. While it is entertaining for the fans, the organizers also benefit commercially. The players, too, are paid better for a job that does not consume a lot of their time. The time has arrived wherein players are prioritizing the T20 format ahead of their national commitments. Trent Boult is the latest high-profile example of a cricketer choosing the leagues ahead of their nation. The Kiwi pacer requested his board to be released from the central contract.

While the T20 format might survive, the 50-over format will have a tough time. We have already seen the likes of Ben Stokes retire only from this format. In 2023, India will host the ODI World Cup. In the last four years, a lot has changed in the dynamics of the game. Hence, the viewership of the ODI WC in India will answer a lot of questions. The future of the game might be decided by the response the tournament will generate. Going forward, it may not be a surprise if ICC itself gives more importance to Tests and T20s.

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Twitter reacts to FICA’s reports

Meanwhile, Twitter has reacted to the reports by FICA. We take a look at some of the Tweets in the below section:

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