April 17, 2008


India A to tour Israel

Martin Williamson

The Israel Cricket Association has announced that India A will play three one-day matches in Israel as part of the country’s 60th anniversary celebrations.

The ICA confirmed that the Indian board had agreed to the tour during which what was described as a “full-strength A side” will play against an Invitational XI featuring players from a number of countries, including Adam Bacher.

Seven overseas cricketers are reported to have accepted the invitations and the squad will be supplemented by local players.


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Posted by Adam Scholem on (April 21, 2008, 15:51 GMT)

Muzher, It's been 60 years since that vote. Quite a bit has changed in that time.I, for one, think it's great. International cricket increases understanding and familiarity between peoples. A bit of knowledge and goodwill goes a very long way in this world.

Posted by F Khan on (April 21, 2008, 14:52 GMT)

It is odd, especially since India did not recognize Israel until the 90's when Israel recognized the Palestinian Authority.

Posted by Muzher Sharif on (April 18, 2008, 6:06 GMT)

Odd that India, a country which voted against the UN partition plan which led to the creation of Israel, is sending a cricket team over to celebrate it's 60th anniversary.

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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