Cricket South Africa sent an invitation to the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) to participate in a tri-series after Australia ‘A’ backed out due to the payment dispute with their board. ACB readily agreed to the invitation and have decided to sent a team for the series that also involves India ‘A’.
“We are very pleased to accept Cricket South Africa’s invitation to participate in the upcoming triangular series,” Afghanistan Cricket Board’s chief executive Shafiqullah Stanikzai said. “This will be our first-ever visit to South Africa. I am certain that this will give the Afghanistan A team very good exposure to competitive cricket.”
Afghanistan are sending a 15-member squad featuring 11 players who have already played international cricket. They have experienced players in Rahmat Shah, Shafiqullah and Javed Ahmadi. Shafiqullah took to Facebook to express his happiness on playing in South Africa for the first time.
Other Afghanistan players too were pleased to take part in this series. Rashid Khan even wished the Afghanistan ‘A’ team before their departure for the tri-series in South Africa beginning on July 26.
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