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Former Player Sachin Tendulkar Calls Reducing Teams In World Cup To 10 'Unfair'

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 05 / 15

Calling the Int'l Cricket Council's decision to reduce the number of teams in the 2019 World Cup "a backward step", former India captain Sachin Tendulkar said that "such a move is unfair to the Associate nations," according to the PTI. While the ICC "wants to curtail the number of teams participatin...

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