The future of ODIs
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The growth of Twenty20 cricket has raised serious questions over the utility of the 50-over game, and concerns for its future. Though it is still the currency of the two main ICC tournaments, some boards have already shortened their domestic format. Suggestions for change have been plenty and even the ICC is thinking about tweaking the format.
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Jun 18, 2010

What do we replace ODIs with?

Harsha Bhogle: It's time to review the 50-over format, but it isn't quite clear what to bring in in its place

Harsha Bhogle

Jun 16, 2010

Jones hopes split innings just the start

News: Cricket Australia's plan to introduce split-innings one-day games is a positive step but does not go far enough, according to the Australian one-day great Dean Jones

Brydon Coverdale

Jun 15, 2010

ICC to watch split-innings experiment

News: The ICC will be keeping close tabs on the experiment of split-innings one-day cricket in Australia next year

Andrew McGlashan

Jun 13, 2010

'Australia late in capitalising on T20' - Matthew Hayden

News: Matthew Hayden, the former Australia opener, has said Australia missed an opportunity to capitalise on the enormous potential of Twenty20 cricket when the format was still in its developing stages

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jun 11, 2010

Hussey 'not a fan' of 40-over cricket

News: Cricket Australia have set themselves an "ironclad" rule that their World Cup squad won't have its preparation hampered by a proposed new two-innings one-day format

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jun 11, 2010

CA confirms split-innings one-dayers

News: One-day cricket in its familiar form could soon become a thing of the past after the Cricket Australia board gave the green light to a trial of split-innings state games next summer

Brydon Coverdale

Jun 11, 2010

Ponting open to one-day changes

News: Australia captain Ricky Ponting has said he is open to experimenting with the format of one-day cricket in order to revive its flagging popularity

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jun 10, 2010

World Cup 2015 likely to stay at 50 overs

News: The ICC is determined the World Cup will still be a 50-over competition in 2015, despite Cricket Australia considering a new two-innings one-day format

Brydon Coverdale

Jun 9, 2010

Cricket Australia considers new 40-over format

News: Cricket Australia is considering introducing a completely new limited-overs format as soon as next season, in what could be another nail in the coffin of the 50-over game

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jan 10, 2010

'We need to bring context to Tests'

The Rough: The ICC's chief executive answers questions on the viability of three formats, Bangladesh's Test future and the best compliment he's received

Nagraj Gollapudi

Nov 15, 2009

TV ratings bring good news for 50-over cricket

Features: The seven-match one-day international series between India and Australia, with its sellout crowds and high TRPs, has made the talk of 'the death of ODIs' sound premature

Judhajit Basu and Sidharth Monga

Nov 2, 2009

Richard Hadlee fears for player burn-out

News: Legendary New Zealand allrounder Richard Hadlee fears that too much cricket could shorten the careers of top-class athletes

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 20, 2009

Ponting for points system to stop ODI dead rubbers

News: Ricky Ponting, the Australian captain, has urged a points system to give the format "significant meaning"

ESPNcricinfo staff

Oct 14, 2009

More innings, more fun

Rob Steen: The way to go to save the ODI would be to get rid of the various artificial restrictions and have four innings

Rob Steen

Sep 25, 2009

Rhodes suggests Powerplay tweak to rejig ODIs

News: Jonty Rhodes suggests a simple tweak in Powerplay rules to revive interest in the format

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 21, 2009

A fortnight of Walkmans

Osman Samiuddin: The Champions Trophy has hardly been what it's cracked up to be, but now, with ODIs in terminal decline, it might show there's hope for the format yet

Osman Samiuddin

Sep 21, 2009

Captains bet on ODI revival

News: Kumar Sangakkara and Graeme Smith both believe the Champions Trophy will be crucial in directing the future of the ODI as a viable format in international cricket

Osman Samiuddin in Centurion

Sep 16, 2009

Champions Trophy will prove ODIs belong - Lorgat

News: The ICC is confident that the Champions Trophy in South Africa will prove that 50-over cricket remains a relevant format in cricket's shifting worldscape of greater financial reward and less time

Osman Samiuddin

Sep 16, 2009

End 'meaningless' tours - Graeme Smith

News: South Africa's captain, Graeme Smith, believes that Andrew Flintoff's decision to turn down his ECB central contract in favour of a "freelance" career has set a precedent that the ICC cannot afford to ignore

Andrew Miller

Sep 14, 2009

PCB mulls splitting domestic one-dayers into four innings

News: The Pakistan Cricket Board has said it wants to trial one-day matches with two innings for each side during its domestic season

ESPNcricinfo staff
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