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What exactly is a mini world cup?

I have heard this from other people so much, even authors on Cricinfo, that the ICC should have a mini world cup before the actual world cup for the associates.

Isnt that the ICC Trophy? Which has been held since 1975? What exactly is the new suggestion here?

Someone said that the first week of the proper world cup should be the week in which the associates play each other along with Bangladesh and Zimbabwe to find the 2 teams that will play the rest of the tournament. ??? isnt that the , now defunct, world cup qualifier that everyone was asking for

Maybe people just have no idea what they are talking about and I am giving them too much credit by reading into what they are saying.

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  1. ray
    April 11, 2011 at 5:31 am

    I think the 1st ICC Trophy was 1979 with Sri Lanka and Canada emerging to participate in the World Cup which immediately followed.

    For 2015, if there were to be a “mini World Cup”, it would probably consist of the ICC Trophy qualifiers (2 or 4 teams having been decided months or even two years in advance) playing Zim and Bangladesh for two berths in the World Cup. This could take place while the other World Cup teams played their warm-ups.

    Oh, nevermind. Ten or twelve team in the World Cup was never really the problem. Ensuring high viewship in India was always the motivation behind cutting out Associates.

  2. November 3, 2012 at 3:11 am

    I think that the previous method was the right one in which 16 teams used to play and some of the associate teams really stunned the people with their performance like Ireland did in the 2011 World Cup by defeating England.So what I am trying to say here is that these teams should get their chances by playing and competing with top sides in the world, it will really help them to enhance their performance.

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