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Afghanistan A replace Australia A in tri-series

Afghanistan A will join South Africa A and India A to play a seven-match, 50-over tri-series starting on July 26 in Pretoria.


Cricket South Africa (CSA) had extended an invitation to the Afghanistan Cricket Board after Australia A pulled out over a long-standing pay dispute with their board.


"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 and I am certain that this will give Afghanistan A team very good exposure to competitive cricket."


This came on the back of Afghanistan securing Test status at the culmination of the ICC board meetings in June and CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat congratulated them on their rapid rise. Afghanistan also made their debut at Lord's last week against MCC, but persistent rain led to play being called off midway.


Afghanistan A squad:


Usman Ghani, , Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Younas Ahmadzai, Nasir Jamal, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah, Afsar Zazai (wk), Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Yamin Ahmadzai, Fareed Ahmad, Ihsan Janat, Younas Ahmadzai, Nawaz Khan, Ibrahim Abdulrahimzai


Series schedule


Jul 26 - Afghanistan A v India A


Jul 28 - South Africa A v India A


Jul 30 - South Africa A v Afghanistan A


Aug 1 - Afghanistan A v India A


Aug 3 - South Africa A v India A


Aug 5 - South Africa A v Afghanistan A


Aug 8 - TBA v TBA


Aug 12-15 - South Africa A v India A


Aug 19-22 - South Africa A v India A