(There is a lot of background noise, corks popping, applause, the sound of large number of coins being poured onto hard surfaces. The meeting is brought to order.)
Now before we discuss committee expenses, we need to dispose of minor business. We have to have another World Cup in 2015. Our commercial department has come up with this proposal is that India should play Australia in a round robin of 48 matches leading to the final. We should get Poonam Pandey involved.
(There is applause - cries of 'when can we start counting the money' are heard in the background).
Great idea, but don't we need some other teams?
Good point. But half of the games have to be in New Zealand.
You know, the place where the hobbits come from. Half the games have to be there.
Who agreed to that?
We did apparently. What were we thinking of? It makes it all very tricky.
(There is a static filled silence. A murmur can be made out 'When can we start counting the money?')
Yes! Got it! - India can play Australia..... in New Zealand.
Brilliant. That's it then. Next item of business is committee expenses........
Wait a minute. We can't just have 2 teams.
Well it's meant to be the World Cup.
What's that got to do with it?
Shouldn't we have some minor nations?
OK - Pakistan can play Sri Lanka.
In New Zealand.
Brilliant. Now, about expenses,
But who are New Zealand going to play?
Do they play?
Yes, apparently they were in the semi final this time.
Really? No one told me. Well maybe they could play............
Ok, New Zealand play England.
So India play Australia in the final, Pakistan play Sri Lanka and New Zealand play England. That should do it. How many teams is that?
5 - plus England....................
(Applause - voices can be heard saying 'Now can we start counting the money.')Unfortunately the battery on FB's mobile faded at this point, so he is unable to report how the meeting developed. However he is sure that this excerpt is enough to satisfy even the most sceptical critic that the future of World Cricket is in sound hands.