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Why are there only ten teams at this World Cup?

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Why are there only ten teams at this World Cup?
posted May 31, 2019 by Vijay

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Plans to cut the competition from 14 teams have been in place since 2011, but debate over the format of the next edition was opened during last year’s event in Australia and New Zealand.

The good performance of non-Test sides like Ireland led International Cricket Council chief executive Dave Richardson to say the 2019 event may be reviewed.

But the format was not discussed at the ICC annual conference in Barbados. The 2019 tournament in England will be made up of the hosts, the other top seven teams in the one-day international world rankings and two qualifiers from an event in Bangladesh.

During the 2015 World Cup, which was won by Australia, the likes of India greats Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid and former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe all stated their opposition to reducing the number of teams involved.

They want it to be a shop window for the best teams in one-day cricket — whether that be eight teams, 10 teams or 12 teams.
They are to make sure they don’t put Associate members into tournaments just for window dressing. The debate will still be had as to whether they have 10 or increase it.

answer Jun 3, 2019 by Vijay
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