The dream of the first Pak-Afghan bilateral series remained unfulfilled -

The dream of the first Pak-Afghan bilateral series remained unfulfilled

The dream of the first bilateral series between Pakistan and Afghanistan remained unfulfilled. Afghanistan had decided to host the home series against Pakistan in Sri Lanka.
The three ODI matches of the ICC World League were scheduled in Hambantota from September 3 to 9.

The training camp of the Afghan squad was also underway but the Taliban dominated the country. After that, the situation changed completely
When commercial flights from Kabul Airport were suspended, the series became uncertain due to logistical problems.
There were plans to obtain cricketers and support staff visas and send them first to Pakistan, then to UAE, and then to Colombo. Sri Lanka announced a 10-day lockdown as corona cases escalated.
It was reported yesterday that the Afghan team will arrive in Pakistan this week to play matches here.

It was later reported that the series has been postponed due to logistical and administrative issues.
Afghan Cricket Board chief executive Hamid Shinwari said the two boards had decided to postpone the series after serious consideration and issues and the players’ mental health.
“The boards of Pakistan and Sri Lanka have always supported us but in the current Corona situation, it was not possible to hold the matches.

We are in touch with the ICC and try to schedule the series before the 2023 World Cup at an appropriate time,” he said. Will

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