Cricket Australia Chair Wally Edwards Offers Reassurances To Non-Test Nations
Cricket Australia Chair Wally Edwards has "tried to reassure non-Test playing nations that they won't be left behind when cricket's brave new world becomes a reality this week," according to Chloe Saltau of THE AGE. Associate and affiliate members of the Int'l Cricket Council met at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday and Edwards, "representing the 'big three' countries, addressed their concerns." Chief among them is that they will receive a "smaller slice of the revenue pie, while India, England and Australia will receive a bigger slice, although the pie itself is expected to be bigger on account of a much-improved media rights deal." The associate teams have "also been unhappy for some time" that the 2019 World Cup will be a 10-team event instead of the 14-team tournament to be held in Australia and New Zealand next February and March (THE AGE, 6/24).