Japan June 26, 2006

All eyes on 2011 World Cup

While 16 teams are already preparing for the World Cup in the Caribbean, Fiji, Japan and the Cook Islands are assembling in Brisbane to continue their pursuit of a place in the 2011 tournament.

While 16 teams are already preparing for the World Cup in the Caribbean, Fiji, Japan and the Cook Islands are assembling in Brisbane to continue their pursuit of a place in the 2011 tournament.

The three countries - the top teams in the ICC's East Asia-Pacific (EAP) region - are set to compete for the EAP Cricket Trophy this week with the winner qualifying for the World Cricket League Division 3, to be held in early 2007.

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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  • robin on July 5, 2006, 16:20 GMT

    10 test cricketing nations are alrite,16 or 18 odi nations are considerable but I think ICC should promote Twenty20 method of cricket in middle east,southeast asia(malaysia,singapore,hongkong)and far east(japan,korea,china)than we can hope a competitive twenty20 world cup of 30/36 nations.

  • robin on July 5, 2006, 16:20 GMT

    10 test cricketing nations are alrite,16 or 18 odi nations are considerable but I think ICC should promote Twenty20 method of cricket in middle east,southeast asia(malaysia,singapore,hongkong)and far east(japan,korea,china)than we can hope a competitive twenty20 world cup of 30/36 nations.

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  • robin on July 5, 2006, 16:20 GMT

    10 test cricketing nations are alrite,16 or 18 odi nations are considerable but I think ICC should promote Twenty20 method of cricket in middle east,southeast asia(malaysia,singapore,hongkong)and far east(japan,korea,china)than we can hope a competitive twenty20 world cup of 30/36 nations.