QUALIFYING PROCESS ANNOUNCED
The ICC has announced its qualification process for the 2015 Cricket World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and NZ.
A reversal to its previous decision to remove associate nations from the tournament, the ICC will now provide two (2) pathways for the twelve (12) teams that will attempt to qualify for the four (4) available spots.
The top two (2) top ranked teams from the present ICC Associate ODI League will automatically qualify for the event, while the remainder of the ICC High Performance teams will be joined by the top two (2) ranked teams from World Cricket League's 2 & 3 in a ten (10) team qualifier.
Although this announcement is a positive step toward an inclusive view of world cricket, many associate nations are still disappointed by the ICC's decision to reduce the number of associate teams for the 2012 World T20 from six (6) to two (2) teams.