Javed Miandad, who appeared in five World Cups for Pakistan, captaining them to victory in 1992, has been invited to assist Afghanistan in their preparation for April's World Cup Qualifier in South Africa. Miandad resigned as Director General of the PCB last month. His exact role in Afghanistan is yet to be confirmed.


On 14 February, the aptly named Brilliant Cricket Club beat the unaptly named Excellence Cricket Club by 42 runs to win the Belize District Cricket Association championship.


In addition to his duties in Afghanistan, Javed Miandad is also set to make a visit to China next month.


Malaysian international Arul Suppiah will continue playing for Somerset this season. Despite having attended school and lived in England for 12 years, his application for permanent residency was originally turned down, but he successfully appealed the decision. He will hope to fill the void left by the departure of Ian Blackwell, also a left-arm spinner all-rounder, for Durham.

Suppiah has not played for Malaysia since the 2007 ACC Twenty20 Cup, but Malaysia will be hoping he will be available for the World Cricket League Division Six tournament in Singapore in September. The event may overlap with the end of the county season, and if Suppiah is a key player for Somerset, and Somerset are challenging for titles, he may not be available.


Zimbabwe A will be touring Namibia during March, playing three one-day matches and a Twenty20 match against the national side as they prepare for the World Cup Qualifiers. Namibia also hosted the British Services cricket team recently, with developmental sides playing the tourists. The home team won the two matches by 8 wickets and 196 runs respectively.


Dr Kato Sebbaale has won a second term as chairman of the Uganda Cricket Association.