T20 matches

KOLKATA: On the final day of a week of ICC meetings in Kolkata, the ICC board Thursday gave the green light to all Twenty20 matches between members being awarded international status along with plans to introduce global rankings in the format.

The move across both men’s and women’s cricket, is part of the wider strategic aim of using the T20 format to globalize the game. New minimum standards will be introduced making it as easy as possible for members to play international cricket in a sustainable and affordable way.