14 September 201118:39

ICC CWC 2015 qualification process confirmed

The ICC Chief Executives' Committee (CEC) met for a routine meeting in London on 12 September 2011

ICC CWC 2015 qualification process confirmed - Cricket News

The ICC Cricket World Cup trophy on display.

The ICC Chief Executives' Committee (CEC) met in London on 12 September 2011 for a routine meeting and discussed the following issues

The CEC adopted an ICC Development Committee proposal that a new 50-over League be introduced which will serve as the qualifying programme for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The top two teams in the eight team 50-over League will qualify automatically for the ICC Cricket World Cup and the remainder of the teams will be joined by the teams finishing third and fourth in the Pepsi World Cricket League Division 2 (the top two teams will compete in the new League) to decide the remaining two qualifiers. The event will take place at a venue and on a date still to be decided.

Haroon Lorgat, the ICC Chief Executive, said: 'This will provide exciting context for the new 50-over League with every one of the Associate and Affiliate teams able to make their way from Division eight of the Pepsi World Cricket League all the way to the ICC Cricket World Cup finals.