Afghanistan set to tour Pakistan later this year

Afghanistan play in Pakistan

 

Afghanistan cricket team has planned to tour Pakistan during the ongoing year to play a friendly T20 match against the Green Shirts. The match will take place in Lahore.

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In exchange, Pakistan have also agreed also in principle to play a T20 friendly against Afghanistan in Kabul.

The matches will be held at some point between July and August.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which has long advocated supporting its war-ravaged neighbour to boost the game in the region, also promised to provide Afghanistan’s players with a ground to use as their base, in an apparent move to counter India’s growing influence.

PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said politics will not be allowed to interfere in cricket, referring to the recent strained relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

“This visit by Afghan board head has helped in renewing the bond of friendship,” Khan told a press conference in Lahore after a meeting with his Afghan counterpart Atif Mashal.

He added that Pakistan A and Under-19 teams will also play against Afghanistan in friendly series.

 

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com