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Signed Cricket Bat Afro Asia Cup

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Signed Cricket Bat and Match Stump Afro Asia Cup 2005. This is a display of a a signed cricket bat signed by the Asia Squad from the Afro-Asia Cup 2005, along with a match stump from the tournament. The bat has been signed by the following players;

Inzamam-ul-Haq (c), Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Virender Sehwag, Yousuf Youhana, Shahid Afridi, Mahela Jayawardene, Abdul Razzaq, Anil Kumble, Shoaib Akhtar, Zaheer Khan, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ashish Nehra, Mohammad Ashraful, Mashrafe Mortaza.

100% authentic original autographs all hand signed in person by the Asian Cricket Squad at the 2005 Afro- Asia Cup.

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Signed Cricket Bat and Match Stump Afro Asia Cup 2005. This is a display of a a signed cricket bat signed by the Asia Squad from the Afro-Asia Cup 2005, along with a match stump from the tournament. The bat has been signed by the following players;

Inzamam-ul-Haq (c), Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Virender Sehwag, Yousuf Youhana, Shahid Afridi, Mahela Jayawardene, Abdul Razzaq, Anil Kumble, Shoaib Akhtar, Zaheer Khan, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ashish Nehra, Mohammad Ashraful, Mashrafe Mortaza.

2005 Afro Asia Cup 2005

The Afro-Asia Cup was a cricket competition played for  in 2005 and which was intended to run for at least three years. The idea was to raise money for the Asian Cricket Council and the African Cricket Association, and the whole venture was given a massive boost when the ICC,  agreed to give the series of one-day matches full ODI status.

The inaugural competition in 2005, was a series of three one day matches played between an Asian XI and an African XI. Suprisingly, the games were awarded official One Day International status. The teams were selected by former Test match players rather than by national selectors.

The ICC expected that there would be a strong competitive tender for television rights. However, the main television broadcasters, ESPN/Star and Ten Sports, declined to bid. The rights were eventually bought by Nimbus Sports for the 2005 competition and the subsequent next two competitions.

There was much controversy over the final squad lists: many of the leading players were either unavailable for selection, withdrew from participating or chose to fulfil commitments with domestic teams.

The Asian side was selected from players from Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. With the exception of Bangladesh (whose selector had previously only played in the ICC Trophy), each country had one ex-Test cricketer as a selector: Majid Khan (Pakistan), Ravi Shastri (India), Graeme Labrooy (Sri Lanka) and Shafiq Ul-Haque (Bangladesh). There was controversy surrounding the omission of Indian captain Sourav Ganguly from the Asian side, leading to Ganguly criticising the selection panel and process; although there were reports that the selection panel decided unanimously against including Ganguly, and that any suggestion that he should have been included would have led to Majid Khan and Ravi Shastri walking out. 

The 2005 tournament was closely fought. Africa won the first match by just two runs, while Asia won the second by 18 runs to set up a series decider. However, after Africa had been bowled out for 106, the Asian innings was curtailed by rain, and the match eventually declared a no result. Thus, the series was tied 1–1 and the trophy shared.

Squads

Africa XI 
PlayerNationality
Shaun Pollock (c)  South Africa
Graeme Smith (c)  South Africa
Mark Boucher (wk)  South Africa
Tatenda Taibu (wk)  Zimbabwe
Andy Blignaut  Zimbabwe
Nicky Boje  South Africa
AB de Villiers  South Africa
Boeta Dippenaar  South Africa
Jacques Kallis  South Africa
Justin Kemp  South Africa
Albie Morkel  South Africa
Collins Obuya  Kenya
Thomas Odoyo  Kenya
Justin Ontong  South Africa
Ashwell Prince  South Africa
Jacques Rudolph  South Africa
Dale Steyn  South Africa
Heath Streak  Zimbabwe
Steve Tikolo  Kenya
Monde Zondeki  South Africa
Asian XI 
PlayerNationality
Inzamam-ul-Haq (c)  Pakistan
Kumar Sangakkara (wk)  Sri Lanka
Abdul Razzaq  Pakistan
Anil Kumble  India
Ashish Nehra  India
Chaminda Vaas  Sri Lanka
Irfan Pathan  India
Mahela Jayawardene  Sri Lanka
Mashrafe Mortaza  Bangladesh
Mohammad Ashraful  Bangladesh
Muttiah Muralitharan  Sri Lanka
Naved-ul-Hasan  Pakistan
Rahul Dravid  India
Sanath Jayasuriya  Sri Lanka
Shahid Afridi  Pakistan
Shoaib Akhtar  Pakistan
Virender Sehwag  India
Yousuf Youhana  Pakistan
Zaheer Khan  India
Reserve players
Khaled Mashud  Bangladesh
Marvan Atapattu  Sri Lanka

A lovely piece of signed cricket  Memorabilia, a must for any collector of signed cricket memorabilia.


A TRUELY UNIQUE ITEM AND  A MUST FOR ANY COLLECTOR OF SIGNED  CRICKET MEMORABILIA. A lovely item signed by leading Asian Cricketers  in person with  lovely clear autographs. Add to cart now if you don't want to miss out on this piece of cricket memorabilia! Just imagine this in your home, office, bar etc... what a talking point it would be, as soon as someone walked into the room !!!

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Dimensions; 86cm H x 61cm W x 5cm D 

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