Despite not being contacted by the International Cricket Council as yet, Hong Kong coach Charlie Burke says it would be a dream come true for his players.
"It's out of [the ICC's] control, it's out of our control as well. I mean, if we were given a spot at next year's World Cup, we'd grab it with both hands," Burke told Fairfax media.
"It's not the best situation or the best circumstances to be in a World Cup, but then again it's a dream for every single player for my squad.
“We haven't spoken to anyone, no-one's spoken to us as yet, but we've heard rumours saying that could happen and they might pull out."
In a further blow to the Windies, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said on Tuesday it would “initiate legal proceedings”, with the damages of the abandoned India tour estimated at a whopping $US65 million ($70 million).
The Windies left India following the fourth one-day international in Dharamsala with one ODI, two Tests and a T20 international remaining.