Afghanistan vs Pakistan: Three-match ODI series between Afghanistan & Pakistan has been postponed due to disruption of flight operations in Kabul the PCB has confirmed.
PCB & ACB have agreed to postpone next month’s three-match ODI series. The two boards have mutually agreed that the series, which was initially scheduled from September 1-8 will be rescheduled for 2022.
“The ACB had contacted the board on Monday evening, requesting to postpone the series for 2022 citing disruption of flight operations in Kabul, increased COVID-19 cases in Sri-Lanka, the mental health of their players, & non-availability of broadcast equipment”, the PCB said in a statement.
“We have worked very closely with the Afghanistan Cricket Board to make this series happen & were keen to play them in the inaugural bilateral series, but we understand their challenges & have, therefore agreed to reschedule the series for 2022”, PCB Director International Zakir Khan said.
“The PCB historically enjoys an excellent relationship with the ACB & will do everything to ensure the series is played in 2022 as it is critical for both the sides in terms of direct qualification for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023”, he added.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, Azizullah Fazli was reappointed as the new chairman of the SCB. Fazil has already served one term as ACB Chairman from his appointment in September 2018- following the resignation of Atif Mashal- until July 2019, when he was replaced by Farhan Yusufzai after Afghanistan’s bottom-placed finished at the 2019 world cup in England. Fazli was appointed just a week after the Taliban seized control over Kabul & the collapse of the Ashraf Ghani government.
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