Afghanistan to play first Test in June "Afghanistan and India have been traditional friends, even diplomatically, for ages and it's only appropriate that Afghanistan opened its international innings in India," BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said. From a country that has been wracked by terrorism and war this is truly amazing. You can guarantee that the nutters will put away their guns whilst this match is being played. Cricket will be Afghanistans path to civilisation. They play to a good standard but I suspect that India will prove too much for them.