India A to play in upcoming 'A' series in Australia
Melbourne, June 1 (IANS) India A will play in the upcoming 'A' Series in Queensland, Cricket Australia confirmed in a release on Wednesday.
The quadrangular series will feature India A, South Africa A, Australia A and CA's National Performance Squad. It will be played in August and September and have 18 games comprising 30 days of cricket across Mackay, Brisbane and Townsville.
After the quadrangular tournament India A will play two four-day matches against Australia A during early September in Brisbane.
Cricket Australia Executive General Manager - Team Performance Pat Howard said India A would add another competitive edge to the series.
"This is an important series for developing and growing the depth of talent in our pathways. Players in the Australia A and National Performance Squad have been identified as having the potential to play for their country and the national selectors will be watching this series with interest," Howard was quoted as saying in a CA release.
"India and South Africa are strong competitors with wide-ranging skills to challenge our players and build their experience against high-quality opposition," he added.