William Porterfield top-scored for Ireland with a knock of 107 off 131 balls © Getty Images
William Porterfield top-scored for Ireland with a knock of 107 off 131 balls © Getty Images

Ireland skipper William Porterfield lashed out at the International Cricket Council (ICC) on microblogging website Twitter for their controversial decision to reduce the number of teams in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to 10, from the 14 teams participating in the current edition of the mega-event that is being h0sted by Australia and New Zealand. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Complete Coverage

 

 

Porterfield vented out against the ICC after the global administrators of the sport stated that Ireland’s journey in the ongoing World Cup was a “memorable and inspiring one”. Ireland won three games out of the six that they played, beating West Indies by four wickets aside from a two-wicket win against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and a narrow five-run win against Zimbabwe. They failed to qualify for the quarter-final however, with West Indies winning a crucial match against the UAE, before the Irish lost to Pakistan by seven wickets in what turned out to be a must-win game for them. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: SCHEDULE & MATCH DETAILS