It is to be hoped that a Cricket World Cup will be held again sometime in the future. With the ICC determining that no Associates can participate, whether on merit, through competition or otherwise, it must be held that 2015 will see the holding of some form of Commonwealth Competition.
For those with any remaining interest the text from the ICC Executive is as follows:
'The Executive Board confirmed their decision made in October 2010 that the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand and the ICC Cricket World Cup in England in 2019 will be a 10-team event. The Board agreed that the 2015 World Cup will comprise the existing 10 Full Members, however, they gave notice to all Full Members that participation in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup will be determined on the basis of qualification. It was also agreed that post the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 there will be promotion and relegation introduced in the ODI League.
The Board had also decided in October 2010 that the ICC World Twenty20 will comprise 16 teams. This would allow six Associates or Affiliates the opportunity to participate in an ICC Global event every two years.in the future.'
One presumes that the intention of the ICC is that by providing a fallow period of eight years for the Associates that there will be little chance of them qualifying in 2019 in any event.