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World Cup Pool B

NZ Forfeit Four Points

Keeping with its earlier decision to award Zimbabwe full points after England refused to play in that country, the ICC refuses to relocate New Zealand's match against Kenya from Nairobi and awards the African country four points.

NZ Forfeit Four Points
NZ Forfeit Four Points
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The International Cricket Council yesterday refused to relocate New Zealand's Pool B league match against Kenya from Nairobi to South Africa and awarded the African country the full four points from the match.

ICC's Executive Board, which met through teleconference, rejected the application of New Zealand, who had refused to travel to Nairobi citing security fears, requesting that the match, scheduled for today, be moved to South Africa.

"The Board rejected New Zealand Cricket's request and, as New Zealand has decided not to travel to Kenya or apply to the Event Technical Committee, the four points have been awarded to Kenya," the ICC said in a statement.

The statment said New Zealand's request was opposed by the Kenya Cricket Association.

The move is in keeping with ICC's earlier decision to award Zimbabwe full points after England refused to play its league match in that country.

"I am happy that the matter is now resolved and that the ICC Cricket World Cup can move forward," ICC Chief Executive Malcolm Speed said.

"At the same time we have already seen some fantastic matches in this tournament and I am disappointed that this match will not be taking place.

PTI

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