ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Qualification Process

Qualification
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will feature 10 ICC full member countries qualified automatically. Rest four Associate and Affiliate members were obtained from a qualifying program that included ICC World Cricket League Championship 2011-2013, ICC World Cricket League and Cricket World Cup Qualifier. 

Ireland became the first nation apart from the 10 ICC full member nations to qualify for the 2015 cricket world cup. Afghanistan followed suit and created history by qualifying for the first time. The other two teams were decided through the ICC World Cup Qualifier that was hosted by New Zealand in February 2014. Scotland and United Arab Emirates qualified as the remaining two teams.

Just after India lifted the 2011 Cricket World Cup, it was decided that 2015 World Cup will consist of only 10 full member nations. Teams like Ireland that had performed exceptionally well in the 2007 and 2011 world cups criticised this decision. Later the ICC decided to follow the format of 2011 world cup that comprised of 14 teams.

Qualified Team
Qualification Method
Zimbabwe
Full member
West Indies
Full member
Sri Lanka
Full member
South Africa
Full member
Pakistan
Full member
New Zealand
Full member
India
Full member
England
Full member
Bangladesh
Full member
Australia
Full member
Ireland
World Cricket League Championship
Afghanistan
World Cricket League Championship
United Arab Emirates
Cricket World Cup Qualifier
Scotland
Cricket World Cup Qualifier

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