Afghanistan A to replace Australia A in triangular series


The Afghanistan Cricket Board has accepted Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) invitation to replace Australia A in the triangular series against South Africa A and India A to be played later this month.

“We are delighted that Afghanistan have accepted our invitation and look forward to welcoming them to our country for the very first time,” commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat.

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“Afghanistan were deservedly granted Full Member status at the ICC annual conference last month after showing impressive growth in recent years.

“They are a passionate cricket nation and I expect the Afghanistan A team to compete strongly against our A team and India A in the upcoming tri-series,” concluded Mr. Lorgat.

“We are very pleased to accept Cricket Soth Africa’s invitation to participate in the upcoming triangular series,” commented Afghanistan Chief Executive, Shafiqullah Stanikzai .

“This will be our first-ever visit to South Africa and I am certain that this will give Afghansitan A team very good exposure to competitive cricket.”

India A will continue their tour after the final of the one-day series for the two four-day matches against South Africa A.

SA ‘A’, Afghanistan ‘A’ and India ‘A’ Tri-Series Fixtures in South Africa
Date Day (s) Home Team Away Team Format Venue
26 Jul 17 Wed Afghanistan ‘A’ India ‘A’ 1st. 1 – Day Match Groenkloof, Pretoria
28 Jul 17 Fri South Africa ‘A’ India ‘A’ 2nd. 1 – Day Match Tuks Oval, Pretoria
30 Jul 17 Sun South Africa ‘A’ Afghanistan ‘A’ 3rd. 1 – Day Match Tuks Oval, Pretoria
01 Aug 17 Tue India ‘A’ Afghanistan ‘A’ 4th. 1 – Day Match Tuks Oval, Pretoria
03 Aug 17 Thu South Africa ‘A’ India ‘A’ 5th. 1 – Day Match Tuks Oval, Pretoria
05 Aug 17 Sat South Africa ‘A’ Afghanistan ‘A’ 6th. 1 – Day Match Tuks Oval, Pretoria
08 Aug 17 Tue T. B. C T. B. C Final Tuks Oval, Pretoria
12 – 15 Aug 17 Sat – Tue South Africa ‘A’ India ‘A’ 1st. 4 – Day Match Willowmoore Park, Benoni
19 – 22 Aug 17 Sat – Tue South Africa ‘A’ India ‘A’ 2nd. 4 – Day Match Senwes Park, Potchefstroom