West Indies will have Afghanistan in three one-day and three Twenty20 internationals in June 2017 in the wake of neglecting to fit the bill for the Champions Trophy, the West Indies Cricket Board said on Wednesday. This will be the first occasion when that two dynamic and engaging sides of the Cricketing World face each other in a full arrangement.
The World T20 title-holders passed up a major opportunity for Champions Trophy 2017, occurring in England, to be held June 1-18, in the wake of neglecting to make it to the main eight in the ICC rankings at the September 2015 cut-off. West Indies are at present No. 9 in the International Cricket Council ODI rankings while Afghanistan, who earned ODI status just in 2009, are No. 10.
The T20Is will be played at Warner Park on second, third and fifth June while Daren Sammy Cricket Ground will have the ODIs that has been planned on ninth, eleventh and fourteenth of the month. Be that as it may, preceding both the arrangement, Afghanistan will play a visit amusement on May 30.
The two groups last met amid the gathering phase of the 2016 World T20 held in India. In spite of the fact that West Indies eventually completed as the champs of the competition, their exclusive misfortune came against Afghanistan, by a six-run edge in an exciting diversion in Nagpur.
“We are anticipating respecting the Afghans to the Caribbean for this short arrangement,” said WICB cricket operations chief Roland Holder. “The arrangement guarantees to urge, considering the aftereffect of the match between the two sides at the last ICC World Twenty20 in India, and Afghanistan’s continuous change throughout the most recent couple of years.
“He included: “It will likewise be an imperative arrangement for our side, as they hope to climb in the ICC World Rankings in the two configurations, and proceed with their mission to fit the bill for the 2019 ICC World Cup in England and Wales.”
Then again, CEO of the ACB, Shafiq Stanikazi, says “this is a noteworthy arrangement with exceptionally appealing groups including a portion of the world’s best players. We anticipate some exceptionally engaging cricket in T20 and ODI. For the benefit of Afghanistan Cricket Board, I am extremely grateful to West Indies Cricket Board for consenting to be hosts for the arrangement.”
As of late, Afghanistan whitewashed Ireland in a three-coordinate T20I arrangement at Greater Noida, which has been their home ground and furthermore secured the ODI arrangement by 3-2.
Matches are scheduled as following:
30th May – Warm up game at Warner Park
2nd June – First T20I at Warner Park
3rd June – Second T20I at Warner Park
5th June – Third T20I at Warner Park
9th June – First ODI at Daren Sammy Cricket Ground
11th June – Second ODI at Daren Sammy Cricket Ground
14th June – Third ODI at Daren Sammy Cricket Ground