Christchurch to host World Cup qualifying final

Last updated 10:22 04/12/2013

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Christchurch will host the final of the International Cricket Council World Cup qualifying tournament on February 1, the organisers confirmed today.

New Zealand will host the 10 teams hoping to snare the final two spots at the 2015 World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand.

Bert Sutcliffe Oval at Lincoln will stage the final between the two top sides.

Matches will be spread around Mt Maunganui, New Plymouth, Christchurch, Lincoln, Rangiora and Queenstown, with the teams split into two pools of five before a super-six phase, then a straight final.

Entry will be free to all the 34 matches.

Group A, in seeding order, comprises United Arab Emirates, Scotland, Canada, Hong Kong and Nepal, while group B consists of the Netherlands, Kenya, Namibia, Papua New Guinea and Uganda.

Afghanistan and Ireland have already qualified for the 2015 tournament, joining the ICC's 10 full-member nations and leaving two spots to be filled.

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