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.
Kenya's World Cup Qualifier campaign failed to end in triumph on Thursday, as Scotland instead succeed by three wickets - and secured a berth in next year's ODI showpiece in New Zealand.
Victory over Hong Kong promised plenty, only for defeat to the United Arab Emirates to end Kenya's bid to qualify for next year's World Cup in New Zealand.
Kenya's collective hope of securing a berth in next year's World Cup were quashed on Tuesday, as the United Arab Emirates secured a 13-run triumph in a crucial qualifying fixture.
@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