Afghanistan to tour West Indies

Afghan national cricket team players sit by trophies they won after defeating Zimbabwe as they return and celebrate in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 30, 2015.
Associated Press / Rahmat Gul, File

West Indies will meet Afghanistan in three Twenty20s and three One-Day Internationals during the team’s tour of the Caribbean later this month. It is the first time that Afghanistan will be playing in the Caribbean.

The Afghan team, one of 12 teams which participated in the 2010 ICC World Cup Twenty20 tournament, has made steady progress in the game since that time.

West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) manager, cricket operations, Roland Holder said, “we are looking forward to welcoming the Afghans to the Caribbean for this short series.”

“It will also be an important series for the West Indies, as they look to move up in the ICC World Rankings in the two formats and continue their quest to qualify for the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales,” Holder said.

All the matches will be held at convenient times, as they will be played in the evening hours (day / night), Holder said.

The matches will be played at Warner Park, St. Kitts, and the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in St. Lucia.

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