Canada’s bid to make 2015 Cricket World Cup ends

Canada's Jimmy Hansra. (Gurinder Osan/AP)
January 23, 2014, 12:42 PM

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Canada’s bid to qualify for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup is over.

A 170-run loss to Scotland on Thursday ended Canada’s hopes of progressing to the Super Six stage of the 10-team tournament.

The winner of the qualifying tournament will move into Group A of the for the 14-team World Cup, set for Feb. 14 to March 29, 2015, in Australia and New Zealand, while the runner-up slots into Group B.

Canada played in the last three World Cups and has participated in four altogether. The Canadians went 1-5 at the 2011 World Cup with the lone win coming over Kenya.

The loss to Scotland dropped Canada’s record to 1-3 at the qualifying event.

The Canadians won the toss and sent Scotland in to bat. Calum MacLeod let the attack with 175 off 141 balls in Scotland’s total of 341 for nine.

It was the second-highest score by an ICC Associate country player in a one-day international.

Hamza Tariq was the pick of the Canadian batsman with 71 as Canada was all out for 171 in 39.2 overs

Scotland joins the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong from Group A in the Super Six stage. Kenya, Papua New Guinea and Namibia advance from Group B.

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