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Cook removed as World Cup captain

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LONDON (AP) Alastair Cook has been stripped of the England one-day captaincy two months before the Cricket World Cup, and replaced by Eoin Morgan.

England's poor results and Cook's loss of form led to the England and Wales Cricket Board to leave him off the World Cup squad on Saturday.

The 29-year-old Cook had made just one 50 in his last 22 one-day international innings.

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