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News: Afghanistan’s England tour itenerary..

June 11 v Hoddesdon CC
June 14 v Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
June 15 v Glamorgan CCC, 2nd XI at Swansea CC
June 19 v Loughborough UCCE
June 20 v Essex CCC, 2nd XI at Billericay CC
June 21 v Leicestershire CCC, 2nd XI at Hinckley Town CC
June 22 v Ditchling CC, Sussex

Well…. the tour is starting in a weeks time, and it should be interesting to follow. This one has games against club sides and second XIs, so if Afghanistan does well, they may start getting regular tours of England against full county sides.

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  1. Ram
    June 7, 2006 at 6:39 pm

    This is probably the best thing that can happen to Afghanistan cricket at the moment…An excellent reward for defeating the MCC side in Mumbai! Hope a successful tour here can prompt the MCC to allocate funds for Afghanistan, especially for the improvement of cricketing infrastructure which the country so desperately needs.

  2. June 7, 2006 at 8:27 pm

    Ram,

    That may happen, but the question is, why is England more interested in Afghanistan cricket than the cricket in Denmark or Netherlands?

  3. Ram
    June 7, 2006 at 9:05 pm

    Nasir, We know cricket in Afghanistan is much more popular than it is in Denmark or Netherlands! So, the returns are much higher and faster for Afghanistan. Also, a pound or a dollar is worth much more in Afghanistan than in Denmark or Netherlands, so we clearly see greater returns for lower investment!!

    Also, If you note my previous post, I’ve mentioned MCC and NOT ECB because, as we all know, while the ECB is committed to spreading cricket in Europe, MCC as guardians of the game, have the responsibility to spread the game across the globe which is why they send teams every winter to Associate/Affliate countries irrespective of where they are located.

    But ideally, I agree that it must be a country like Pakistan who must be going all out to help Afghanistan while India helps out Nepal. I feel both these countries should be part of the domestic first class tournaments of Pakistan and India respectively, much like Scotland and Ireland are helped out by the ECB.

  4. June 7, 2006 at 9:49 pm

    I think the reason why they have invited the Afghanistan team is also financial. I have read that there are Afghan expats in UK trying to buy tickets for the matches on Afghanistan’s tour !

    But one should not get carried away. Afghanistan has no infrastructure. They have a thousand other problems to solve, and if God forbid the security situation gets out of hand again in that country, all the investment and high hopes would be dashed for their cricket.

    At least one thing that the PCB can do is to make a ground with a pitch for them to play in. Currently they only play on concrete.

  5. June 15, 2006 at 4:19 am

    have u got the result of afghanistan v Glamorgan the second team. they are playing on 15 June try to get it please Nasir

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