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“This is a premium tournament, which will not only generate revenue but also help promote cricket in Africa

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is planning to revive the Afro-Asia Cup, which could see Indian batsman Virat Kohli and Pakistani captain Babar Azam join a team next year.

According to the media reports, the 50-over series was first played in 2005 while the event was canceled before the second edition scheduled in 2007 due to strained relations between Pakistan and India.

In the first edition, former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene led the Asia XI, which included players from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, while South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya beat Africa 0-3.

Due to bad relations between India and Pakistan, bilateral cricket was stopped by both the countries and the players of both the countries do not participate in the T20 leagues of the other country but the players of traditional rival teams face each other in world tournaments. A large number of cricket fans are attracted to this.

According to a Reuters report, J Shah, president of the Asian Cricket Council and secretary of the influential Indian Cricket Board (BCCI), told Reuters that the resumption of the cricket cup could be approved at a council meeting next month.

“This is a premium tournament, which will not only generate revenue but also help promote cricket in Africa, but we are currently working on the legal aspects in this regard,” Jay Shah said.

He said the Asian Cricket Council would identify the venue for the tournament in informal meetings on the sidelines of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) annual general meeting in Birmingham, where it would discuss its development programs for junior and women’s cricket.

He said that these proposals would be presented during the meeting where these measures would be implemented for ratification.

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