Ireland to host Afghanistan in cricket bilateral series



KABUL: Afghanistan and Ireland will be playing five match one-day International series schedule for July 10, 12, 14, 17 and 19 at the Belfast Capital of Northern Ireland. For the first time Afghanistan Cricket Team will be playing ground breaking five match series against Ireland Cricket Team.

 Nasimullah Danish said that, ? ?This will be innovative skill enhancement experience for our players; Ireland will be visiting Afghanistan’s new home ground of international cricket (Greater Noida) in Delhi early next year, alongside ICC Intercontinental Cup match.”
Cricket Ireland Performance Director Richard Holdsworth welcomed the contests and also revealed that a reciprocal series will be taking place in India early next year. “We are really looking forward to hosting the Afghan team in what has become great contests between well-matched teams,” said Holdsworth.
“I understand these series will be hard-hitting however our team is fully prepared for this contest against Ireland. We won ODI and T20 series against Zimbabwe last year in Sharjah Cricket, UAE. We continued and showcased excellent skills against ICC World Twenty20, 2016 champions West Indies, which was an outstanding achievement for Afghanistan Cricket Team.” Said Shafiqullah Stanikzai, CEO of Afghanistan Cricket Board.


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