Afro-Asia Cup: Will Virat Kohli and Babar Azam open Innings for Asia Xl?
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NEW DELHI: Will Virat Kohli and Babar Azam play for the same team and open the Innings in the Afro-Asia cup next year?
Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is planning to revive the Afro-Asia Cup. The 50-overs series was discontinued in 2007.
Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene led an Asia XI that also included players from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh in the last edition. It beat the African side comprising cricketers from South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya 3-0.
ACC President Jay Shah told a news agency that the Cup’s return may get rubber-stamped at an ACC meeting next month.
“We have gone through some proposals on this subject,” he said.
“It is a premium tournament which will not only generate revenue but also help develop cricket in Africa. We are currently working on the legal aspects.”
The ACC will look to identify a venue for the competition on the sidelines of the International Cricket Council’s annual general meeting in Birmingham, where it will also seek to ratify its development programs for junior and women’s cricket.
“These will be tabled during our meeting where these measures will be ratified and put into action,” Shah added.