Chennai: As lopsided opening round matches in World Cup seem to have vindicated the ICC's move to trim down the future showpiece event to a ten-team affair, Canada captain Ashish Bagai of Indian origin said it is for the associate teams to show their worth on the field.
"Obviously it is very disappointing as a player. It is pretty frustrating for countries that are trying to make strides and kind of grow. But it is a decision ICC has made. It is for us to show them on the field what we are capable of and its worth having us," he told reporters here.
Canada lost their first league match against Sri Lanka by 210 runs, while New Zealand thrashed Kenya in Chennai by ten wickets after bundling them out for 69 runs, justifying ICC's decision to keep out minnows from the next edition of the mega-event.