Johannesburg: The executive committee of the International Cricket Council (ICC) has approved the proposal by the United Cricket Board of South Africa (UCBSA) for seeding and pool allocations for teams competing in the 2003 cricket World Cup, which it will host. "We believe that the proposal we submitted is the fairest possible way of allocating teams to the two pools for the 2003 World Cup.
The system is based on each team's percentage wins in One-day internationals from the end of the 1999 World Cup to the end of September 2001," said Dr Ali Bacher. "The reason for this cut-off date is that it is our intention to announce the programme of matches in October 2001," said Dr Ali Bacher, the executive director of the World Cup. At the end of each month until September, the current percentage wins of each team as well as the pool allocations as they fall according to each month's standings will be released.