At the Nations Cup LA said that NA had agreed with the players union to give the players (she did not define if this was just the Diamonds squad) a break during the January after NWC and that was the reason they did not participate. She also implied that the Consolation Cup was a better competition.
JAM and AUS will be the key to the competition. Will JAM have the finances to continue? and will AUS want to be involved? Personally I don’t see why the Nations cup could not continue with 5 teams. Each team would play an extra game, but technically they should also have an extra break. The team at the bottom of the table would miss out on finals day
Do we know if this comp counted toward INF ranking? As discussed AUS could have sent the “A” team, even if you didn’t win it wouldn’t have effected your ranking.