Africa June 24, 2010

Africa set sights on continental tournament

Africa is likely to have its own continental tournament in the near future

Africa is likely to have its own continental tournament in the near future. Cassim Suliman, the CEO of the Africa Cricket Association is understood to be organising a tournament involving South Africa A, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Namibia and possibly a combined Africa team.

Africa is the only one of the ICC's development regions not to have its own biennial tournament for non-Test nations. The proposed event would not be the long awaited World Cricket League Africa Division One event. Officials from Namibia and Tanzania had recently told Cricinfo they saw no need for the latter as their national teams already had sufficient tournament play. Namibia also plays in the United Cricket Board amateur three-day and one-day competitions.

When Cricinfo contacted Suliman this week, he was travelling in Asia and unable to confirm the reports of plans for the tournament or elaborate on specific detail.

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