Ireland's cricketers will know their World Cup fate inside the next three days and it’s still anyone’s guess whether the International Cricket Council will allow them a chance to qualify in four years’ time.
It was revealed yesterday that this week’s four-day Intercontinental Cup game due for Stormont on Tuesday has been postponed - but the focus of attention was always going to be 6,000 miles away in Hong Kong when the men in blazers meet to decide the line-up in Australasia 2015.
Cricket Ireland’s CEO, Warren Deutrom, flew to the Far East on Friday to continue the incessant lobbying he first embarked on back in April when Ireland and their |fellow Associates were ruled out of the tournament.
The decision to make the World Cup the sole preserve of the 10 Test-playing countries amazed the international cricketing fraternity, such that it was decided to have a rethink.
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