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Ireland will join full ICC members
28 Jan 2015 15:03
The International Cricket Council has revealed that Ireland and Afghanistan will join the 10 full member nations in the rankings-based qualification system for the Cricket World Cup 2019.
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The top eight-ranked sides in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings as of 30 September 2017 will qualify automatically for the 2019 event, while the bottom four will play in the 10-team Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 that will determine the final two teams in the line-up.
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As a result, Afghanistan and Ireland will no longer play in the World Cricket League Championship, the ICC’s one-day competition for the leading associate and affiliate sides.
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The final two positions in the World Cricket League Championship will now be filled by Kenya and Nepal, who finished third and fourth in the second tier of the World Cricket League in Namibia last week.
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They will join Hong Kong, Namibia, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates in the two-year competition, which is scheduled to start in mid-2015.
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The new structure also includes a promotion and relegation system for associate and affiliate members, with a challenge series to take place between the lowest-ranked associate member on the rankings table and the winner of the World Cricket League Championship. The winner of the play-off will be included on the rankings table for the next cycle and the loser will compete in the World Cricket League Championship.
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Ireland and Afghanistan will continue to play in the four-day, first-class Intercontinental Cup 2015-17, along with Hong Kong, Namibia, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates.
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Ireland’s World Cup opener against the West Indies takes place in Nelson on New Zealand’s South Island on 16 February.
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