Oman Cricket Board are looking to arrange possible tours by national teams from Afghanistan, Zimbabwe & UAE to prepare themselves for the upcoming ICC WCL Division 2, to be held in Namibia in February 2018.
Pankaj Khimji, a senior OC board member said, “We are happy that Oman Cricket is on the right path both on and off the field. Be it our national team’s promotion to ICC WCL Division Two earlier this year or the allround development of infrastructure at the Al Amerat ground, it has been a fantastic year.
“We are certainly proud to share the success, but it is also time to get our focus back on our national team’s preparations for WCL Division Two, likely to be held early next year.”
“As part of our endeavour to get our boys the best possible preparations, we are already in serious talks with the Afghanistan board to send its team to Muscat later this year. We are also in talks with another Test-playing nation, Zimbabwe, besides talking with the US and UAE boards to send their teams to Muscat ahead of the ICC WCL Division Two event.”
Khimji said, “Matches against strong teams like Afghanistan, which became a Test-playing nation in June, will be a big boost to our players.”
Oman will join Canada, UAE, Namibia, Nepal & another team from WCL Championship in the 6 team event to decide the final 2 qualification spots for World Cup Qualifiers.