'10-team WC best option'

Stating that Australia, New Zealand and England had initially agreed to a 10-team format with qualification but strong protests from the Associates forced the ICC to scrap the idea for the next edition, South African Lorgat said, “The main objection was that a 10-team event required Full Members to qualify.

Before ICC’s annual conference in Hong Kong in June, it was agreed at a meeting in April to stick to 10 teams in the 2015 mega-event but at the conference, the cricket governing body’s members complied to a 14-team tournament, preceded by a qualifying league for the Associate teams.

Lorgat, however, stressed that a 10-team World Cup would be a better tournament. “I still believe that a 10-team World Cup on a qualification basis for all members would be a better event.”

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