Australia is set to play its first Test match against Afghanistan before the Ashes this year.
The match is scheduled in Hobart and is being touted as crucial to the preparations for the Ashes. From there, however, the Australian board is now getting the green signal.
“In the future, we will initiate good relations with all countries. Our team can go to Australia and their team can come here,” said Ahmadullah Wasiq, deputy head of the Taliban’s cultural commission.
A spokesman for Cricket Australia said: “We are confident of hosting a historic match between Australia and Afghanistan in Hobart.
We are also in touch with the Central and Tasmanian governments to ensure that the Afghan team arrives in Australia on schedule.
It may be recalled that Afghanistan was supposed to host Pakistan in Sri Lanka but the series was postponed due to travel issues.
However, the Afghan Cricket Board has vowed to ensure the participation of its team in the T20 World Cup.