Pakistan agree to play T20I series against Afghanistan

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has agreed to play a three-match T20I series against Afghanistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the end of March this year.

The announcement was made during a press conference held by PCB Chairman Najam Sethi, who told reporters that the development of the matter will take place after the approval of the government.

The series will begin immediately after the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) concludes and before the start of the white-ball series against New Zealand in April.

The PCB Chairman also stated that both the cricket boards will equally share the revenue generated from the aforementioned series.

If all goes as planned, Pakistan will play eight T20Is, three against Afghanistan and five T20Is against New Zealand at home in April.

Last week it was reported that the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) expressed willingness to host a three-match ODI series against Pakistan in the UAE after the PSL.

Earlier this month, Cricket Australia (CA) pulled out of the ODI series against Afghanistan in response to the Taliban’s recent announcement to ban girls from educational institutions.

It was the second time in two years that the Australian cricket board canceled a bilateral series against Afghanistan because of the Taliban government.

After the CA decision, some of the Afghan cricketers, including captain Rashid Khan, expressed their displeasure over the move.

Star Afghan paceman Naveen-ul-Haq has pulled out of the Big Bash League (BBL) following Australia’s decision to withdraw from the ODI series.



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