Afghanistan Arrive in Perth for ICC World Cup Preparation

Afghanistan are preparing for their maiden ICC Cricket World Cup, and will play Australia in Perth during the tournament.

Updated: September 15, 2014 12:21 IST
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Afghan cricket captain Mohammad Nabi Eisakhil (CR) and batsman Nawroz Mangal (CL) carry the 2015 Cricket World Cup trophy as members of the National Cricket team welcomed them at Kabul International Airport late last week.

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Perth: The Afghanistan team arrived here Monday to launch the final stages of their preparation for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, which will be played in Australia and New Zealand from Feb 14 to March 29.

The UAE also arrived last week and has already played two matches against WA XI at WACA Ground and Murdoch University Friday and Sunday respectively.

Afghanistan are preparing for their maiden ICC Cricket World Cup, and will play Australia in Perth during the tournament. (Also read: Afghanistan greets World Cup with passion)

The UAE will travel to Darwin from Perth Sep 16, where the squad will continue their preparations and take on Northern Territory, Papua New Guinea and the South Australian Redbacks.

The tours are part of the ICC’s High Performance Programme (HPP), and will assist the team’s preparations for the cricket extravanganza.

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