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West Indies to host Afghanistan after Champions Trophy axe

Afghanistan only team to beat World T20 champions West Indies in T20Is in 2016.

By Anshuman Roy -

West Indies will host Afghanistan after their exclusion from the Champions Trophy this year for three T20 and as many ODI’s in June this year. Both the sides will be playing amongst each other for the first time at the Caribbean.

The T20I matches will be held at Warner Park in St Kitts with the first match scheduled for June 2. The first ODI will be held at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St Lucia on June 9. The other two ODIs will also be played at the same venue with the tour ending on June 14.

"It will also be an important series for our side, as they look to move up in the ICC World Rankings in the two formats, and continue their quest to qualify for the 2019 ICC World Cup in England and Wales," Roland Holder, WICB Manager of Cricket Operations, said on Wednesday (March 29).

The last time the two sides played against each pother was in a World T20 2016 encounter in India, and surprisingly Afghanistan managed to beat the defending champions.

Anshuman Roy

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