@rickeyre in Twitter commented: and if the ICC continues to limit the #Cricket World Cup to 10 teams it's an admission of their failure to create a global sport.Now cricket Australia is saying that it is their idea to limit the number of teams in the world cup so that the game stays popular. In Australia, it is not as popular to make the weak games into the pay-per-view list. Many stadiums would be without any supporter and that would be a disaster for the ICC. Cricket Australia's spokesman said:
Many are sending their responses to ICC's new format:"Our starting point on ICC Events has always been that qualification should be based on merit. We support moving to a 10-team ICC World Cup in 2015 and longer term, support moving to ICC World Cups which are 10-team contests based on merit, (like) the top 10-ranked nations in the world. The ICC has discussed reviewing the position on 2015 and we will be an interested participant (both as an ICC member and also as a co-host) in that discussion."
@Dylstra: I've just e-mailed @cricketicc as to why a 10-team 2015 World Cup is a horrible idea. You should too: firstname.lastname@example.orgAs I looked over, I would consider that this was because of the Australian board which could not let Australia be in the ODI top rank.