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.
@3rd man 'No he never will play for Ireland and that is indeed good news for me. Did enough damage for his own country,still to claim a world cup that will never be on his CV no matter what else he achieves....Have Your Say