Kenya, Canada in World Cup

CHENNAI - Kenya, Canada and the Netherlands have joined Ireland in qualifying for the one-day World Cup to be staged in South Asia in 2011.

CHENNAI - Kenya, Canada and the Netherlands have joined Ireland in qualifying for the one-day World Cup to be staged in South Asia in 2011.

Ireland topped the league standings in the ongoing World Cup qualifiers in South Africa, where the top four nations will join the 10 full-member countries in the 14-team event, to be hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

On Friday, Pakistan was stripped off its World Cup hosting rights by the International Cricket Council due to security concerns in that country.

Afghanistan, which finished sixth in the league phase of the eight-team qualifiers, earned their one-day status while Scotland preserved theirs by finishing among the top six. - Reuters

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