ST. JOHN’S: West Indies will play Afghanistan in three one-day and three T20 internationals in June after failing to qualify for the Champions Trophy, the West Indies Cricket Board mentioned on Wednesday.
The World T20 title-holders missed out on this summer time s 50-over showpiece in England, to be held June 1-18, after dropping exterior the highest eight within the ICC rankings on the September 2015 cut-off. “We’re trying ahead to welcoming the Afghans to the Caribbean for this quick collection,” mentioned WICB cricket operations supervisor Roland Holder.
“The collection guarantees to be compelling, contemplating the results of the match between the 2 sides on the final ICC World Twenty20 in India, and Afghanistan s gradual enchancment over the previous few years.” He added: “It would even be an essential collection for our aspect, as they appear to maneuver up within the ICC World Rankings within the two codecs, and proceed their quest to qualify for the 2019 ICC World Cup in England and Wales.”
Hosts England and the highest seven different groups will go straight into the 10-team World Cup, with the remaining two locations determined in a 2018 qualifying match in Bangladesh. West Indies are ninth within the newest rankings. They’ll host Afghanistan within the first of three T20 fixtures to be performed in St Kitts on June 2, with the ODI collection to observe in St Lucia and conclude on June 14.
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