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Bookies cut odds on Cook losing captaincy at World Cup

Alastair Cook has been cut into 7-4 (from 3-1) by bookmaker Coral to NOT captain England during the 2015 World Cup following Peter Moores’ comments this morning where he stated there is ‘no guarantee’ the current England skipper will lead the side for the tournament in Australia. The firm is also offering odds on Cook remaining captain which is available at 2-5.

“Peter Moores’ latest comments have added further fuel to the fire that Cook may be stripped of the captaincy ahead of the World Cup next year so we have cut his odds almost in half on him losing the role,” said Coral’s John Hill.

**2015 Cricket World Cup

5-2 Australia, 4 South Africa, 5 India, 8 England, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, 10 Pakistan, 12 West Indies, 100 Bangladesh, 200 Ireland, 250 Zimbabwe, 500 Afghanistan, 1000 Scotland, United Arab Emirates.

**Alastair Cook to be England captain for 2015 World Cup

2-5 Yes, 7-4 No

** Sri Lanka v England – 7th O.D.I

4-7 Sri Lanka, 11-8 England