It's unrealistic for associate teams to expect full members to play them more frequently. Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, and Bangladesh got much fewer matches against full strength teams from full members before they themselves became full members. But what they did was that they invited FC teams from Test playing countries to tour and participated in FC tournaments in their neighboring countries whenever given opportunity.
Now, some of the associate countries are going the other way. Take Ireland for example, the Irish team used to regularly participate in an English domestic one-day league. Now they stopped participating in that league as they are too busy playing other associate teams. IMO, it would have been more beneficial for Irish players to keep playing against professional English players than beating up teams of amateurs from other associate countries.
Last edited by Eshen; February 23, 2010 at 07:59 PM..