“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.

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.


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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