3 things ICC should do to make cricket more popular
#2 Increase the number of teams in the World Cup
To reduce the number of participants in the Cricket World Cup to 10 was one of the most puzzling decisions taken by the ICC. Even the Test playing nations like Zimbabwe and Ireland have failed to make it to the World Cup. Associate teams like Nepal, the Netherlands, Scotland, U.A.E., Canada, Kenya, Hong Kong and Oman used to get only one chance to showcase their cricketing skills at the global stage. However, for the first time in a long, long time will the World Cup be played without an associate nation.
Extending the Cricket World Cup to perhaps 25 or 30 teams will help spread the sport of cricket in several new countries. Just like Afghanistan and Ireland, the cricketing family could get some new members if the ICC considers increasing the number of teams.