BCCI confirms dates of Afro-Asian series

Published: Monday, June 27, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata:The first ever Limited Overs series between an Asian XI and Africa XI would be played in Africa between August 15 to 21.

Confirming the dates for the series, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sources in Kolkata said that the details of the three-match series, including the venues of the matches, was expected to be finalised on thesidelines of the ICC meeting now going on in London.

The series had been planned following an agreement between the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and the African Cricket Association (ACA) last month after which a new body by the name of Afro-Asian Cricket Co-operation was floated to organise these matches on an annual basis with the venue alternating between Asian and Africa.

It has already been decided that the first series would be held in Africa.

Under the agreement 70 per cent of the net profit from the matches would go to the hosting continent and 20 per cent to the visiting side, while 10 per cent would go to a specially created charity for the promotion of cricket on thetwo continents.

The ACC and ACA would constitute their own selection committee to pick up the Asian and African elevens respectively for the series annually.

The Afro-Asian Cricket Co-operation would be headed for the first three years by ACC chief Jagmohan Dalmiya with chairman of ACA, Peter Chingoka, as its vice-chairman.

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