I.C.C. to rethink about 2015 Cricket World Cup Format.

@msdivkar (1903)
India
April 19, 2011 11:23am CST
I.C.C.'s executive board which is due to meet by the end of June in Hong Kong, will discuss again about the composition of 2015 cricket world cup to be played in Australia and New Zealand. This is on account of the I.C.C. president Mr. Sharad Pawar writing to the board to reconsider their decision to drop associate members from participating in the next world cup. This is on account of the wide spread criticism from cricketing circle round the world of the decision to drop the associate members. In all probability Associate members may get another stint at the coming world cup. This would be a welcome move I feel. What are your reaction to this?
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@vish045 (31)
• India
20 Apr 11
I am not with the decision of dropping the associate members because a weak team can defeat the best one's on their day. These type of things are becoming too common now. The dutch defeating english quite easily. So the icc needs to rethink about decision. Also in a game between strong and weak team there are chances for new records being made.
@rajeev075 (1936)
• India
20 Apr 11
What u say is write but i dislike those humiliation power hitting and the wickets If a bowler who is good is get humiliated that is well but the weak player not good. Even if you get out them cheaply it not feel much better rather getting out the good team About the record, well any one can make record to any team as far as cricket is concern we like the game and the records are for the media only
@msdivkar (1903)
• India
20 Apr 11
I note your point vish but you have to agree that present world cup with sixteen members drags on for about a month and half. This is too long a period for management and interest point of view. Number of teams has therefore to be trimmed down to manageable level of 12 I feel. All other sports meet do have their qualification tournaments and the participating teams for the finals are trimmed down significantly. Take for instance football. The participating teams may be couple of hundreds but the finals are with only 16 teams. It is high time cricket also follows the same pattern as the number of countries playing cricket bound to increase in years to come.
@krajibg (11939)
• Guwahati, India
19 Apr 11
Hi divakar, Well, this would be a wise move. When I heard about dropping the associate team in the next ICC Cricket I felt like the big wigs are about to kill cricket or spread the popularity. Just think What world cup it would be just eight teams playing? The natural question people often put is why countries like China, Russia, France, Germany or USA do not play cricket? The answer is it is time consuming and they do not have time and might be they would not be benefited by this game. Now if tomorrow they decide to play like the associate teams are doing it is good for the future of the cricket. Another point is the associate teams are not just 'no stuff'. They can play well and in this world cup they made many upside downs. Hence for the betterment and world wide acceptance the associate teams should not be dropped.
@msdivkar (1903)
• India
20 Apr 11
Hi krajibg, It may not come as surprise to you but China has already entered cricket big way. You may find china dominating cricket also not too far from now. There are lots of tournaments for associate members and they can develop their standard by playing among themselves. Another thought is as I have already discussed above they should increase the number of teams to participate in upcoming w. c.'s to 12 instead of planned ten and have a qualifying tournament for last six slots, first six being alloted to six teams sanding in last world cup. This way I.C.c. can organize another major tournament and associate members can show their class along with full members.
@krajibg (11939)
• Guwahati, India
20 Apr 11
Yes for me there should be competition. And your suggestion is appreciable that they rather increase the playing teams. That China is in the filed already is a welcome move and once they are in the mainstream they would surely make it different. Thanks for the information.
• India
19 Apr 11
I think including all the associate teams for the world cup is a drain on the time and money of the ICC as well as the viewers. A system could be established where the best two teams among the associate nations are picked for the premier event. This could be done by having a qualifying tournament as we have in lawn tennis, soccer etc. The two finalists can than be picked for the world cup.This way me and you would not have to watch boring, one sided matches and the aspirations of associate nations would also be fulfilled.
@msdivkar (1903)
• India
20 Apr 11
Welcome to mylot eyeopener and I agree with you fully. One and a half month for a tournament is too long a period and in between we have to witness the boring and one sided matches. The world cup therefore has to be trimmed down but my suggestion is to have 12 teams instead of planned ten and have a qualifying tournament for six slots as discussed above.
19 Apr 11
I think the last competition dragged on far too long, and this was due to the number of teams involved, so I can understand why they want to reduce the number involved. However, to leave out the associate members completely is very unfair, particularly when you consider some of the performances last time. So why not have a qualifying contest for the associate members and, say, the top two go through to the main World Cup competition. This would reduce the total umber of teams in the World Cup but give the associates a fair chance of taking part.
@msdivkar (1903)
• India
20 Apr 11
Hi badger, First of all welcome to mylot. I hope you will enjoy your stay here. As I have already discussed above, I.C.C. should create another two slots than planned ten slots and have a qualifying tournament for six slots with six of the bottom standing full members. This will give full justice to upcoming and improving associate members.
@singuri (571)
• India
19 Apr 11
I think associate teams should not be dropped. See,for example Ireland, How it playing in the world cup 2011. The game they played against England is unforgettable. After seeing that match I don't think there is need to boycott associate teams. At least they should give chance to other two teams like Ireland and Netherlands who played some good cricket.
@msdivkar (1903)
• India
19 Apr 11
You are right singuri, Ireland certainly deserves another stint at the world cup. It would have been unfortunate if they couldn't have been playing in next world cup after performing so creditably in this world cup. This is certainly a welcome move from Pawar.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
22 Apr 11
I think we should not have more than 10 teams in the world cup. What ICC has to do is that the last two positions should be based on a qualification tournament. This is what ICC initially mooted, but due to the resistance from the Bangladeshi and Zimbabwean board which would have been the ones affected changed the rule for 2011. I think they should do it in 2015. Cheers! Ram
• India
20 Apr 11
it had to. Actually, the ICC was silly in not letting countries like Ireland and Netherlands participate. In this World Cup, these Assocaite Teams played better than 'permanent' teams like Zimbabwe.
• India
20 Apr 11
This is really a good news for cricket overall.After the bravado shown by Ireland and Netherland in the recently concluded worldcup it would have been really injustice to these two nations.As far as cutting off the meaningless games is concerned the ICC can make moves like qualifiers for the associate nations and select the top 3-4 for the world event.This will definitely prove to be a small step in making Cricket a global sport.
• India
20 Apr 11
I would like to say that the best thing will be arranging some qualifier from each zone. All are welomed there. The countries like U.A.E., Canada, Bermuda, Netherlands, Irelands and so on with the test playing nations must go through there. The toppers will be qualified for playing the World Cup. If some test playing nation fails to qualify, they should be replaced by qualified team. Whatever this may be good as all will get equal chances but the worse thing could be that some popular team say India, Australia, Engalnd may dis qualify for this.
@sreekutty (1051)
• India
20 Apr 11
cricket is a wonderful game which should be enjoyed for the real game and not be affected by people's rules and attitudes. wherever it is played, there should be no cheating and players should be dedicated to win. that is why we won the world cup because dhoni and his men were dedicated to win in spite of the huge tensions behind each ball.
@rajeev075 (1936)
• India
20 Apr 11
If the ICC reconsidered that then it would be good for those teams but i like Ireland most, their absence will occur if they are not allowed