Govt backs Cricket Ireland

The decision, which was announced Monday, excludes any team outside the 10 cricketing nations from competing at a World Cup until 2019 and sparked fury among Irish players who expressed their anger over Twitter.

“Non-Test nations such as Ireland have played a major part in World Cups, not just by their talent and skill, but also by their commitment, passion and love of the game,” Ireland’s sports minister Leo Varadkar was quoted as saying in The Guardian.

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