The ICC Board has decided upon a 14-team format for the next ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 which will be held in Pakistan, Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. The event will be held over a significantly shorter period than the previous one. The detailed format, venues and schedule will be finalised in due course.

The 10 Full Members qualify automatically for the event with the remaining four places going to the semi-finalists of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, which will take place in Dubai in 2009.