Hi Paul, thanks for that – Good to be here! I agree that a 12 team tournament is probably a happy medium for now. I think if Ireland, Zimbabwe or Scotland were in the tournament the quality wouldn’t be diluted too much and they’d be a clear pathway for the minnow nations to qualify. I’d say that 2 pools of 6 may be an option to reduce the total number of games slightly, followed by quarter finals, but I definitely see the merit in your idea too if the ICC was happy to have multiple games each day.
The ICC has created a World Cup devoid of character