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Ireland qualify for ’15 Cup

Calcutta: Ireland qualified for their third successive ICC Cricket World Cup after their World Cricket League Championship match against Netherlands on Tuesday ended in a sensational tie in Amstelveen.

The home side’s number-nine batsman Michael Rippon hit a four and a six from the final two deliveries off John Mooney to snatch a point for his side, but couldn’t stop Ireland from winning the World Cup League Championship and progressing to ICC’s flagship event that will be staged in Australia and New Zealand in 2015.

BRIEF SCORES

Ireland: 268-5 in 50 overs (Ed Joyce 96 .., Niall O’Brien 50; Mudassar Bukhari 2-63). Netherlands 268-9 in 50 overs (Wesley Barresi 46; Kevin O’Brien 3-52). Match ended in a tie

Calcutta: The CAB is trying to rope in Kapil Dev as the chief guest for its annual awards ceremony on July 20. The CAB also announced that the AGM will be held on July 31, three days after the BCCI’s Working Committee meeting.

Calcutta: The Proteas will play two Test matches, five ODIs and two T20 International matches against Pakistan during their tour to the United Arab Emirates in October and November this year, according to the Cricket South Africa release.

New Delhi: The two-member special disciplinary committee comprising Jyotiraditya Scindia and Arun Jaitley, appointed to investigate charges levelled against Lalit Kumar Modi, had completed their probe and submitted their findings to the BCCI. The report will be placed in front of the BCCI working committee that is scheduled to meet at Calcutta on July 28.

Colombo: Sri Lankan umpires Sagara Gallage and Maurice de La Zilwa, who were caught in a TV sting willing to fix cricket matches for money, have been suspended for 10 and three years respectively while Gamini Dissanayake, the other accused umpire, was exonorated due to lack of evidence.

Calcutta: Yaseen Valli will captain the South Africa under-19 squad to take part in a quadrangular tournament in India in September, a CSA media release said. The other competing teams will be the hosts, Australia and Zimbabwe.

Calcutta: National football coach Wim Koevermans on Tuesday announced a list of 30 probables for India’s international friendly against Tajikistan to be held in Khujand on August 14, according to an AIFF media release. The final squad will be announced prior to the team’s departure to Khujand.

London: Gareth Bale has given his clearest indication yet that he will be at Tottenham Hotspur next season, but the club were dealt a significant blow when David Villa, one of their key transfer targets, agreed a move to Atletico Madrid on Monday.