Originally Posted by jashan83
Now the news has been reported by Cricket Ireland. The same Interview have been posted. Well people having faith in Wikipedia. Even a kid can also edit Wikipedia. Wikipedia is not reliable, but this news has been reported at many places now.
I hope it is not true, but if it is happening then it needs to be reported
The Irish have developed a bit of a habit of talking big, so I'm not surprised. They claimed that Bangladesh avoids playing them because of a fear of losing, even though we're one of the few sides to have hosted them for a full ODI series, and visited them for a full T20 series, winning 6-0 in the process.
I just searched on the ICC's site and they haven't reported any format changes. They have an article stating who's qualified for the women's 2014 tourney, and they didn't bother to mention a format change involving the host nation of the mens tourney? I find that difficult to believe.
Either its a completely made up story, or the ICC is having behind the scenes discussions on it and it hasn't been confirmed.
Bangladesh has every change of getting knocked out and that would be disastrous for the tournament. I think the ICC knows that.