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Kenya likely to host next Afro-Asia Cup


Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Nasim Ashraf left for the south Indian city of Chennai to participate in Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting to be held there on June 8-9 on the sidelines of the ongoing Afro-Asia Cup.

Ashraf would be meeting top officials from India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh during his brief stay in Chennai where the last two games of the Afro-Asia Cup would be played on June 9 and 10.

The PCB chief would read a paper on ‘Development of cricket in Asia’ during the ACC moot. The ACC officials would discuss various steps to be taken to raise the profile of the game all over Asia.

On the sidelines of the ACC meeting, it is expected that the venue of the next edition of the Afro-Asia Cup would also be decided.

The third edition of the Afro-Asia Cup would be held in Africa and it is expected that Kenya would host the event next June.

A report on Thursday, quoted ACC Chief Executive Syed Ashraful Haq as saying that facilities and weather would be ideal in Kenya for the 2008 Afro-Asia Cup.

The ACC chief played down the absence of stars from the ongoing Afro-Asia Cup and said that the event is helping develop unity through cricket.

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