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    Ireland and Afghanistan awarded Test status by ICC

    Just got a notification from sky sports on my phone. Couldn't see another thread on it.

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    Ireland and Afghanistan given Test status

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    Big news.

    @Irelandcricket &
    @ACBofficials granted Test status.

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    It'll be interesting to see who their first opponents will be.
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    Great at last stats will be irrelevant in cricket now, too many minnows.


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    Yesssssssssss.

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    man can't wait for australia to never ever play these guys
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    2 tier system almost a certainty now

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    Pfft. Get back to me when Afghanistan gets cw flag status, then I'll be impressed.
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    Good news.

    Where do Afghanistan play their home games?
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    I wonder how enthusiastic players are gonna be for a tour to Afghanistan?

    Congratulations to both though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duffer View Post
    I wonder how enthusiastic players are gonna be for a tour to Afghanistan?

    Congratulations to both though.
    Home ground will be in India
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    Quote Originally Posted by duffer View Post
    I wonder how enthusiastic players are gonna be for a tour to Afghanistan?

    Congratulations to both though.
    They'll play their home games in the UAE you'd think
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Home ground will be in India
    oh where did you hear this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    oh where did you hear this
    I'm assuming, since it's been the case in the recent past. UAE is a likely possibility of course.
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