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Mustafa Kamal resigned as president of the International Cricket Council on Wednesday, saying he had been prevented from presenting the World Cup trophy after claiming one of the matches was fixed. Kamal, a Bangladeshi national, told reporters he had been ordered to apologise for the incendiary claim that his country's World Cup quarter-final defeat to India was "pre-arranged". He said after the match last month that there was "no quality in the umpiring", casting a shadow over an otherwise successful tournament and earning a sharp rebuke from ICC chief executive David Richardson. He later complained that he had been deprived of his "right" as ICC president to present the trophy to the winners, Australia.
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi security forces battled the last remaining pockets of Islamic State militants in Tikrit early Wednesday and were expected to gain full control of the city "within the coming hours," the country's interior minister said.