The International Cricket Council's approval of a major overhaul has huge implications, with the controversial process on the brink of creating a top-heavy power base for India, Australia and England.
Poor performances in the World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand this month have cost Kenya, the Netherlands and Canada their ODI status.
The short-list nominees for the 2012 International Cricket Council awards have been announced.
Kenya were unable to add another victory to their tally at the World Twenty20 qualifiers in the UAE, losing to the Netherlands by 29 runs in Dubai on Saturday.
Are Ireland the biggest of the small fries? Can Scotland return to the top of the table? Do the Dutch have the ability to go all the way? Ryan Bailey's preview has the answers.
@shaunswindon - so you know for a fact that Flower will eventually go back to South Africa, and Duncan Fletcher also - gee what inside knowledge you have. Just for the record I haven't seen Alan Lamb,...Have Your Say