A big decision is possible soon about the future of the ODI format. Actually, the popularity of ODI cricket is continuously declining while fans of T20 format are getting a lot. Especially, the statistics show that after the Corona epidemic, fans are becoming less interested in ODI cricket. Also, it is said that with the way the popularity of the T20 format has increased, it is not easy to organize a broadcaster for the said ODI format. So will the 2023 World Cup be the last World Cup in ODI format? Will the ODI format be finished forever after this?
According to media reports, the ICC meeting will take place in Durban, South Africa, in the coming days. A big decision on the ODI format is possible at this meeting. According to the PTI news agency, an ICC member said that the 2023 World Cup and 2025 Champions Trophy are close, but despite this, fans are showing no interest in the ODI format. He said that especially after the Corona epidemic, fans have not shown much interest in ODIs because of T20. However, at the same time, he said that only a country like India can gather crowds for big events like the 2023 World Cup and the Champions Trophy with more than 50 matches, which is necessary to save the ODI format.
According to ICC, now the broadcasters are focusing on the Test series or the T20 series. Broadcasters are not showing much interest in the ODI format. However, the final decision on what the future of the ODI format will be will be made at the ICC meeting in Durban. At the same time, fans are constantly saying on social media that the ICC may take a concrete decision to end the ODI format soon. If this happens, 2023 will be the last World Cup of this format.