ICC proposes t20 World Cup expansion in 2016
The ICC have suggested the growth of t20 cricket could be boosted by an associate or affiliate member hosting the t20 World Cup.
The governing council's chief executives committee (CEC) suggested a non-Test-playing countries should consider submitting a detailed proposition to stage the event.
The CEC also recommended the tournament should be increased to 16 teams when Bangladesh host the event in 2016 and each country should be allowed to play 15 t20 internationals in a t20 World Cup year instead of 12.
ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said: "The CEC agreed that further conversations to strategically manage T20 cricket and also to promote all three formats would be beneficial."