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One Day Cricket
One day cricket or limited-overs cricket is a game of cricket that is designed to last no more than one day. This is achieved through establishing a maximum number of overs, thus the formal name of the cricket variant. Limited differs from Test and first-class cricket, as these forms of cricket matches can last several days, up to five days.
One-day cricket was an important innovation that helped cricket gain broader global popularity beyond England and the British Commonwealth. It makes the game easier for the fans to appreciate. It can be more entertaining, as the relatively short duration of the game encourages more aggressive playing styles and bolder risk-taking.
One-day international or ODI is a form of limited overs cricket where the match is international. The ICC World Cup is famously played in ODI format to reduce the length of the already complex and slow tournament. The ODI initially emerged in the 1970s. The first-ever ODI match was the 1971 match between England and Australia.
For an ODI to take place formally, the match must include two teams that have been granted the ODI status by the International Cricket Council. The full members of the ICC have permanent ODI status, and any match between their national teams automatically qualifies as ODI, as far as the game respects the rules and restrictions of one-day cricket.
ICC has granted a temporary ODI status for six associate member countries. The temporary status can be given for a four year period at a time based on the team’s previous success in the Top Qualifier match.
It is also possible for ICC to grant a special ODI status to an event, which allows non-ODI status countries to play ODI games. This has happened often in connection with World Cups, ICC Champions Trophy matches, and Asia Cups.