After the announcement that the next ICC, 50 over world cup, would only be competed by the top 10 test playing nations, it looked like the end of the road for Ireland and the other minnows of cricket. It would appear that the ICC are now having second thoughts and are set to recomend to the organising committee that a qualifying tournament be held, to allow teams like Ireland and Kenya, to qualify for the world cup final competition. A final decision will be announced at the ICC's annual conference in Hong Kong in June. It is likely that the two finalists of the qualifying tournament will be allowed to enter the competition with the other 10 full members. This would be a reduction from the world cup, held in India and Sri Lanka in 2011. This would reduce the length of the competition and appease critics of this years event. Meanwhile, Ireland wait and hope for the best. For cricket balls visit our cricket ball section which has an extensive range of Readers cricket balls, Kookaburra cricket balls and Incrediball cricket balls.