Argentina November 11, 2007

Argentina prepare for World Cricket League

The 2007-08 Argentine cricket season kicked off in the last weekend of October with the Saturday Championships (Second Division tournament)

The 2007-08 Argentine cricket season kicked off in the last weekend of October with the Saturday Championships (Second Division tournament). This year’s Saturday Championship league includes nine teams.

The month of November will see the continuation of the Saturday Championships along with the First division Twenty20 League (six teams). It is also an action packed month for the juniors with the School U-15 and open leagues and the first ever ADE Trios Festival. There will also be a number of Kanga festivals held.

Argentina will also host a combined South American team (consisting of four players from Chile and Brazil respectively). The South American team will play a four match series (including two Twenty20 games) against the Argentina national team in preparation for the forthcoming ICC WCL Division 2 tournament, due to be held in Windhoek, Namibia from November 24 to December 2.

The Argentina National team are finalising their preparation for the ICC WCL Division 2 tournament. The team will depart Buenos Aires on November 17 and will spend five days based in Potchefstroom (South Africa) where they will play two warm up matches kindly hosted by North West cricket. The schedule for the ICC WCL Division 2 tournament is as follows:

Nov.24 – Argentina vs Oman
Nov. 25 – Argentina vs Namibia
Nov.27 – Argentina vs UAE
Nov.28 – Argentina vs Uganda
Nov.30 – Argentina vs Denmark

Courtesy ICC Americas

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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  • testli5504537 on December 3, 2007, 4:35 GMT

    The ICC World Cricket League Division 2 featuring Argentina, Denmark, Namibia, Oman and UAE should be an interesting affair. It’s a pity that ICC World Cup qualifiers Namibia and UAE have slipped to the second division.

    Argentina, having recently completed 200 years of cricket in the country should capitalize on the increasing amount of domestic cricket, especially involving schoolchildren being played in the country known better for its football, tennis and hockey exploits.

    Oman and UAE are benefited by the presence of cricket-crazy expatriates from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Namibia has the towering presence of South Africa in its vicinity, and Denmark has England nearby to fall back on for cricketing guidance. Argentine cricket, on the other hand, is a bit isolated in a football-fanatic continent.

  • testli5504537 on November 13, 2007, 11:44 GMT

    Hola Amigos, Good luck for the Tournament, from your good friends the Botswana Bushmen Golden Oldies (Carcamanes Festival 2005 and 2007) Adios!

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