Associates July 20, 2009

A busy two months for Associates

The summer season of Associate cricket continues to take shape with various announcements about games being arranged.

The summer season of Associate cricket continues to take shape with various announcements about games being arranged.

Afghanistan's first foray into mainstream competition starts in the rather unlikely setting of Mutare where they take on Zimbabwe in a four-day Intercontinental Cup tie starting on August 16. From there the Afghans head to Europe where they meet Netherlands in the same competition starting on August 24 and follow that with their first two stand-alone ODIs on August 30 and September 1.

Kenya, meanwhile, head to Toronto where their Intercontinental Cup tie against Canada starts on August 7 and is followed by three ODIs on August 12, 14 and 16.

On August 17 Scotland's game with Ireland starts, and that is followed by an ODI weekend as two matches are held on August 22 and 23 ahead of Ireland's ODI against England on August 27 and Scotland's against Australia on August 28.

In the new Intercontinental Shield, Bermuda host Uganda in a four-day match starting on August 17 and the two then play a brace of one-day games on August 22 and 23 with a one-off Twenty20 clash on August 24

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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  • ubaidullah gulabyar on August 8, 2009, 16:42 GMT

    i think Afghanistan need a lot of work to be done because i think other countries have played more OID cricket and have good experience in this level. So beating them will not be easy for Afghanistan. As a former domestic player i will be very happy if the win one or two matches and try to learn how to play with bigger teams. in this stage learning and learning quickly is very important for Afghan cricket team. wish you all the best and will be looking forward to see you guys play very good cricket. don't think of wining or losing the matches just try to play good cricket.

    best of luck to Afghan team and looking forward to see you winning will pray for all of you every day

    with warm regards ubaid ullah Gulabyar ahmadzai

  • mustafa on August 6, 2009, 21:09 GMT

    afghanistan will win this tourement and i can't wait to see them playing ODI international. good luck afghan team

  • Adam Sch on July 23, 2009, 18:19 GMT

    It's very exciting to see so much associate cricket going on.

    Best of luck to all involved!

  • Neamat on July 22, 2009, 3:32 GMT

    good luck to afghanistan i hope they will win the tournment but they must work hard for it.

  • ubaidullah gulabyar on August 8, 2009, 16:42 GMT

    i think Afghanistan need a lot of work to be done because i think other countries have played more OID cricket and have good experience in this level. So beating them will not be easy for Afghanistan. As a former domestic player i will be very happy if the win one or two matches and try to learn how to play with bigger teams. in this stage learning and learning quickly is very important for Afghan cricket team. wish you all the best and will be looking forward to see you guys play very good cricket. don't think of wining or losing the matches just try to play good cricket.

    best of luck to Afghan team and looking forward to see you winning will pray for all of you every day

    with warm regards ubaid ullah Gulabyar ahmadzai

  • mustafa on August 6, 2009, 21:09 GMT

    afghanistan will win this tourement and i can't wait to see them playing ODI international. good luck afghan team

  • Adam Sch on July 23, 2009, 18:19 GMT

    It's very exciting to see so much associate cricket going on.

    Best of luck to all involved!

  • Neamat on July 22, 2009, 3:32 GMT

    good luck to afghanistan i hope they will win the tournment but they must work hard for it.

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  • Neamat on July 22, 2009, 3:32 GMT

    good luck to afghanistan i hope they will win the tournment but they must work hard for it.

  • Adam Sch on July 23, 2009, 18:19 GMT

    It's very exciting to see so much associate cricket going on.

    Best of luck to all involved!

  • mustafa on August 6, 2009, 21:09 GMT

    afghanistan will win this tourement and i can't wait to see them playing ODI international. good luck afghan team

  • ubaidullah gulabyar on August 8, 2009, 16:42 GMT

    i think Afghanistan need a lot of work to be done because i think other countries have played more OID cricket and have good experience in this level. So beating them will not be easy for Afghanistan. As a former domestic player i will be very happy if the win one or two matches and try to learn how to play with bigger teams. in this stage learning and learning quickly is very important for Afghan cricket team. wish you all the best and will be looking forward to see you guys play very good cricket. don't think of wining or losing the matches just try to play good cricket.

    best of luck to Afghan team and looking forward to see you winning will pray for all of you every day

    with warm regards ubaid ullah Gulabyar ahmadzai