Nawroz Mangal is an important member of the Afghanistan team © Getty Images (File photo)
Nawroz Mangal is an important member of the Afghanistan team © Getty Images (File photo)

Perth: Sep 15, 2014

The Afghanistan team arrived in Perth on Monday to launch the final stages of their preparation for the ICC World Cup 2015, which will be played in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29. The United Arab Emirates also arrived last week and has already played two matches against Western Australia  XI at WACA Ground and Murdoch University on Friday and Sunday respectively. Click here for Afghanistan’s squad for their Australia-New Zealand tour

Afghanistan are preparing for their maiden ICC Cricket World Cup, and will play Australia in Perth during the tournament. The UAE will travel to Darwin from Perth on September 16, where the squad will continue their preparations and take on Northern Territory, Papua New Guinea and the South Australian Redbacks. The tours are part of the ICC’s High Performance Programme (HPP), and will assist the team’s preparations for the cricket extravanganza.