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Afghanistan A to Tour South Africa For Triangular Series After Australia A Pulls Out

(Last Updated On: July 17, 2017)

Afghanistan A side will replace Australia A in the triangular series against South Africa ‘A’ and India ‘A’ scheduled to be held in South Africa later this month.

Due to the ongoing pay dispute between the players and Cricket Australia Down Under, Australia A team had pulled out of the tour a few weeks ago.

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) reportedly has accepted Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) invitation to replace Australia A in the triangular series.

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

“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 Lorgat.

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

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

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