Afghanistan July 16, 2009

Zimbabwe prepare to host Afghanistan

Afghanistan's first foray into the world of international cricket following the ICC World Cup Qualifiers could happen as soon as the end of July.

Afghanistan's first foray into the world of international cricket following the ICC World Cup Qualifiers could happen as soon as the end of July.

Zimbabwe Cricket has confirmed that it is looking at possibly staging its opening four-day match in the 2009-10 Intercontinental Cup at home to Afghanistan on July 30.

Zimbabwe, who will be fielding an A team in the competition, albeit not under that name, will then host a match against Kenya at the start of October.

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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  • Vikram Maingi on July 21, 2009, 11:38 GMT

    For limited over games, Zimbabwe should field their main side. This will give the Associates a good opportunity to improve their game. May be Cricket Zimbabwe is not confident of their own capabilities, that's why they have decided to play a second side.

  • Ab. Basir Ahmadi on July 18, 2009, 11:53 GMT

    it is great news to hear about this four day match but it would be more better if Afghanistan play Zimbabwe for few ODI's as well, because it will be real test for Afghani team to fight with such a team, second Afghanistan is far away from Zimbabwe and it is not fair that Afghani team travel only for one four day match till there, so i hope that both boards think about it.

    with best regards,

  • Vikram Maingi on July 21, 2009, 11:38 GMT

    For limited over games, Zimbabwe should field their main side. This will give the Associates a good opportunity to improve their game. May be Cricket Zimbabwe is not confident of their own capabilities, that's why they have decided to play a second side.

  • Ab. Basir Ahmadi on July 18, 2009, 11:53 GMT

    it is great news to hear about this four day match but it would be more better if Afghanistan play Zimbabwe for few ODI's as well, because it will be real test for Afghani team to fight with such a team, second Afghanistan is far away from Zimbabwe and it is not fair that Afghani team travel only for one four day match till there, so i hope that both boards think about it.

    with best regards,

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  • Ab. Basir Ahmadi on July 18, 2009, 11:53 GMT

    it is great news to hear about this four day match but it would be more better if Afghanistan play Zimbabwe for few ODI's as well, because it will be real test for Afghani team to fight with such a team, second Afghanistan is far away from Zimbabwe and it is not fair that Afghani team travel only for one four day match till there, so i hope that both boards think about it.

    with best regards,

  • Vikram Maingi on July 21, 2009, 11:38 GMT

    For limited over games, Zimbabwe should field their main side. This will give the Associates a good opportunity to improve their game. May be Cricket Zimbabwe is not confident of their own capabilities, that's why they have decided to play a second side.