ICC Chief Executives’ Committee recommend “qualification process” for World Cup 2015

Both RTÉ and the BBC report that the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) have approved the recommendation of the Cricket Committee that there should be “a qualification process”  for the Cricket World Cup 2015.  But they haven’t recommended increasing the number of teams taking part from the ten originally proposed.  From the CEC press release.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

The CEC recommended that there should be a qualification process for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 but did not make a recommendation to the ICC Executive Board on the number of teams that should compete in the event to be held in Australia and New Zealand.

And they’ve also approved some other recommendations.  Including this one

CEC agreed with the ICC Cricket Committee’s recommendations for the further enhancement of international 50-over cricket with the restriction of the elective powerplays to between the 16th and 40th overs of each innings and also to the use of two new balls per innings – one from each end. This will come into effect from 1 October. [added emphasis]

[That’s just not cricket! – Ed]  Indeed.

The final decisions will be made by the ICC Executive Board in the next two days.