Africa August 5, 2010

Plans for African continental tournament shelved

The scheduled playing commitments of Africa's Associate and Affiliate countries will prevent the region having its own tournament, according to Cassim Suliman, the Africa Cricket Association CEO.

The scheduled playing commitments of Africa's Associate and Affiliate countries will prevent the region having its own tournament, according to Cassim Suliman, the Africa Cricket Association CEO.

"This event cannot fit into the schedule due to timing and many other constraints... hence the Future Tours Programme has a full calendar of events including under-age tournaments that have been programmed till 2015," Suliman told CricInfo.

There had been conjecture a continental tournament involving South Africa A, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Namibia and possibly a combined Africas team was in the planning stage. The Kenya Cricket Association was known to favour its creation.

Africa is the only ICC development region which does not have a continental tournament and several countries such as Botswana and Tanzania only play every second year.

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