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Afghanistan-Ireland Series Date Revised

The Afghanistan Cricket Board requested that the series be moved forward by two days to avoid clashing with the start of the Indian Premier League.

Ireland have agreed to change the date for their upcoming nine-match series against Afghanistan in India.

The full three-format series, which was originally set to get underway on 23 February in India, will now commence on 21 February.

The boards of the two countries put out releases stating that the series, which will feature the maiden Test between the two new Full Members, has been brought forward by a couple of days to avoid a clash with the start of the 2019 Indian Premier League.

Afghanistan and Ireland, who were granted Test membership in 2017, have both played one Test each. Ireland faced Pakistan at home, while Afghanistan had played India in India. Both lost their maiden Test, and will be on the hunt for their maiden victory in the format.

The series, all matches of which will be hosted by Afghanistan at Dehradun's Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in India, will start with the T20I leg.

After three T20Is, the teams will battle it out in a five-match one-day international series, starting 28 February before the Test gets underway on 15 March.

The ODIs will serve as vital preparation for Afghanistan ahead of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019.

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Afghanistan-Ireland Series Date Revised

The Afghanistan Cricket Board requested that the series be moved forward by two days to avoid clashing with the start of the Indian Premier League.

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Ireland have agreed to change the date for their upcoming nine-match series against Afghanistan in India.

The full three-format series, which was originally set to get underway on 23 February in India, will now commence on 21 February.

The boards of the two countries put out releases stating that the series, which will feature the maiden Test between the two new Full Members, has been brought forward by a couple of days to avoid a clash with the start of the 2019 Indian Premier League.

Afghanistan and Ireland, who were granted Test membership in 2017, have both played one Test each. Ireland faced Pakistan at home, while Afghanistan had played India in India. Both lost their maiden Test, and will be on the hunt for their maiden victory in the format.

The series, all matches of which will be hosted by Afghanistan at Dehradun's Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in India, will start with the T20I leg.

After three T20Is, the teams will battle it out in a five-match one-day international series, starting 28 February before the Test gets underway on 15 March.

The ODIs will serve as vital preparation for Afghanistan ahead of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019.

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