New Delhi: Former England skipper Michael Vaughan on Friday said he was hoping it was not the last time Afghanistan participated at a World Cup.
Vaughan took to social micro-blogging site Twitter to express his sentiments.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 13, 2015
Vaughan's comments came after the Asian team ended its World Cup 2015 with a defeat at the hands of England.
After completing their six Pool A games, the minnows registered five defeats, managing to win one game.
ICC has been contemplating reducing the number of teams at the World Cup 2019 to 10 from 14.
Witnessing heart-warming performances from the likes of Afghanistan, UAE, Ireland and Scotland, several players have voiced their support these associate nations.
Former cricketers have called for greater participation of associate teams throughout the international cricket calender.
Whether Afghanistan will be part of the next World Cup is something we will have to wait for ICC to announce. However, they have done themselves proud with a great show at this edition of cricket's show-piece event.