ICC to reconsider 10-team format for 2015 World Cup

The controversial decision to restrict the 2015 World Cup to only the 10 full members will be reconsidered by International Cricket Council’s (ICC) executive board in June, the governing body said on Tuesday.

In an April 4 meeting in Mumbai, the board had decided to confine the 2015 World Cup participation to the 10 full members, triggering protest from weaker sides such as Ireland and The Netherlands.

“... after receiving representations from the associate and affiliate members of the council, ICC president Mr Sharad Pawar has decided to request the ICC executive board to revisit the issue in Hong Kong in June”, the statement read.

“I have given this matter further serious thought and will request the board to consider this topic once more,” Pawar was quoted as saying in the statement.

The board had also agreed in Mumbai that the 10 teams for the 2019 World Cup would be determined on the basis of qualification.—Reuters

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