Ireland handed World Cup boost

CRICKET: The ICC Cricket Committee has unanimously recommended that there should be a qualifying process for the 2015 World Cup, enhancing the prospect of Ireland competing at the event. Last month, the ICC announced a move to restrict the 2015 competition to the sport’s 10 full members. “It’s excellent news that another group of people have put their support behind the new for a qualifying process,” said Warren Deutrom, Cricket Ireland’s CEO.