Afghanistan A replace Australia A in tri-series in South Africa

first_imgAfghanistan 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) accepted Cricket South Africa’s 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,” commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat.”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,” said Lorgat.India ‘A’ will continue their tour after the final of the one-day series for the two four-day matches against South Africa ‘A’.last_img

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