West Indies to host Afghanistan in limited-over series in 2017

West Indies will host Afghanistan in a series of limited-over matches in June 2017.

The series comprises five One-Day Internationals (ODIs)  and three Twenty 20 Internationals.

This will be the first time the teams will face each other in a full series.

“Playing with Twenty20 champions will boost technical prospects for us,” said Nasimullah Danish, Chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board.

CEO of the Afghanistan Cricket Board, Shafiq Stanikazi, says “this is a major series with very attractive teams featuring some of the world’s best players. We look forward to some very entertaining cricket in T20 and ODI. On behalf of Afghanistan Cricket Board, I am very thankful to West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for agreeing to be hosts for the series.”

WICB’s CEO, Michael Muirhead noted that “this series will add to the variety of cricket our teams will be playing for the next year and we are happy to be able to have teams visit the region to add exposure for all our players.”

The series is due to start mid-June and the specific dates and venues will be announced in due course.


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