Afghanistan to tour West Indies in June 2017
Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced on Monday that they are going to tour West Indies in June 2017, where they will play their first full series against the West Indies. Previously, they have played two full series against full ICC member, both against Zimbabwe.
The specific dates of the contests are not yet revealed, however, Afghanistan will play a five-match ODI series and a three-match T20 series against the hosts, West Indies.
“This is a major series with very attractive teams featuring some of the world’s best players. We look forward to some very entertaining cricket in T20 and ODI. On behalf of Afghanistan Cricket Board, I am very thankful to West Indies Cricket Board for agreeing to be hosts for the series,” Shafiq Stanikazi, the chief executive of ACB, said.
The WICB’s CEO, Michael Muirhead has welcomed the additional games in West Indies’ cricket calendar, “This series will add to the variety of cricket our teams will be playing for the next year and we are happy to be able to have teams visit the region to add exposure for all our players.”
Afghanistan upset West Indies during the World T20 in India in the last group match, however, the men from Caribbean went on to win the mega T20 event for the second time.