Former England skipper Bob Willis has backed ICC plans for World Cup overhaul

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If the ICC go ahead with their proposals for the 2019 event in England and Wales, there will be 10 competing nations, which will be four fewer than this year’s event in Australia and New Zealand.

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There is no doubt that the best World Cup was in 1992 in Australia and New Zealand, cheap moncler coats where all nine teams played one another and the top four in that league went through to the semi finals. Bob Willis

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Bob Willis has praised the IPL for introducing a new style of cricket which he believes made moncler outlet store the World Cup in Australia New Moncler Outlet Zealand a success

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“Unless someone does something special in these games, they are quickly forgotten and they need to change all that.”

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