World Cup February 23, 2006

More ODIs for Associates

The ICC announced a dramatic increase in the programme of one-day internationals for the six Associate Member countries that will participate in the 2007 World Cup.

The ICC announced a dramatic increase in the programme of one-day internationals for the six Associate Member countries that will participate in the 2007 World Cup.

The six sides - Bermuda, Canada, Ireland, Kenya, Netherlands and Scotland - are expected to play at least 64 ODI matches before the World Cup begins in March 2007, including scheduled matches against Full Member countries.

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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  • Chemosit on February 24, 2006, 23:38 GMT

    An interesting article, but it does raise a couple of questions. Who will Kenya play at home this year - there is no mention yet of a home series against a Full member? In regards to Full member countries and 'burnout' this comes across as a cop-out. On one hand we have people like Ponting saying that they don't want to play because of the lower standards, then that the players are getting tirede. Simple solution: Use the series to blood some new talent.

  • Peter Blundell on February 23, 2006, 12:28 GMT

    Well done ICC (I dont say that all that often) It could have happened earlier but the development side of the ICC is generally on the right track. Keep it up

  • Chemosit on February 24, 2006, 23:38 GMT

    An interesting article, but it does raise a couple of questions. Who will Kenya play at home this year - there is no mention yet of a home series against a Full member? In regards to Full member countries and 'burnout' this comes across as a cop-out. On one hand we have people like Ponting saying that they don't want to play because of the lower standards, then that the players are getting tirede. Simple solution: Use the series to blood some new talent.

  • Peter Blundell on February 23, 2006, 12:28 GMT

    Well done ICC (I dont say that all that often) It could have happened earlier but the development side of the ICC is generally on the right track. Keep it up

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  • Peter Blundell on February 23, 2006, 12:28 GMT

    Well done ICC (I dont say that all that often) It could have happened earlier but the development side of the ICC is generally on the right track. Keep it up

  • Chemosit on February 24, 2006, 23:38 GMT

    An interesting article, but it does raise a couple of questions. Who will Kenya play at home this year - there is no mention yet of a home series against a Full member? In regards to Full member countries and 'burnout' this comes across as a cop-out. On one hand we have people like Ponting saying that they don't want to play because of the lower standards, then that the players are getting tirede. Simple solution: Use the series to blood some new talent.