Scots criticise World Cup snub

Published: 05/04/2011

CRICKET Scotland chief executive Roddy Smith has criticised a decision to banish the sport’s emerging nations from the World Cup for the foreseeable future.

The game’s governing body ICC delivered a double whammy by restricting the next two World Cup tournaments to just 10 teams.

It had been expected that plans would be approved to reduce the number of competing teams for the 2015 event. But after a meeting in Mumbai yesterday, it was announced that the 2019 tournament, to be staged in England, will also consist of just 10 teams.

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