October 20, 2021


Green signal from Taliban; Afghanistan board eyes Australia, India tours

In a sign that the new Taliban system in Afghanistan might permit games to go on, a high ranking representative of the Afghan cricket board disclosed to The Indian Express Wednesday that the group’s visit through Australia this year, which will incorporate the first-since forever Test between the two nations, has gotten the green sign.

As indicated by Hamid Shinwari, CEO of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), there is additionally the chance of the group visiting India for a Test series one year from now.

“The Taliban government has been supporting cricket and all our cricket will be held according to plan. A representative of the Taliban Cultural Commission conveyed to us that Taliban will be supporting the Test match against Australia followed by a Test series against India in the principal quarter of 2022,” Shinwari said.The Test against Australia is to be played in Hobart between November 27 and December 1. It was initially booked for last year before the Covid pandemic and travel limitations kept it from being organized.

Before the Australia visit, Afghanistan will highlight in the T20 World Cup in the UAE from October 17-November 15. Be that as it may, a two-sided ODI series against Pakistan has been deferred till next year.”They (Taliban) are supporting cricket and we have the green sign from them. It’s a reasonable message to the adolescent that they will uphold sports. That is the best sign,” Shinwari said.

Be that as it may, when gotten some information about the eventual fate of ladies’ cricket, Shinwari said: “We don’t know right now. The public authority will settle in it.”The Afghan public men’s group was shaped after the Taliban were toppled in 2001. Therefore, the group gained fast headway and were allowed full-part Test status by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2017.Shinwari said that few other global tasks were in the calculated stage. “We are working for a T20 tri-series, which will include Afghanistan, West Indies and Sri Lanka. Most likely, it will be held in UAE before the T20 World Cup. We will have a camp, most presumably in Qatar, for our public group before the tri-series,” he said.

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