Afghanistan’s travel plans to Sri Lanka take a hit with no flights

T20 World Cup: Ex- coach Lalchand Rajput believes Taliban will support cricket in Afghanistan
T20 World Cup: Ex- coach Lalchand Rajput believes Taliban will support cricket in Afghanistan

AFG vs PAK ODI Series: Will Rashid, Nabi board the flight to Sri Lanka for the Pakistan series? Afghanistan is currently battling out with the dread of Taliban invasion as the clouds of uncertainty loom over the country’s future. The Taliban invaders have taken full control of the nation, including all the cricket stadiums in the country which has put a question mark over the future of Afghanistan cricket. The national team is scheduled to play a series against Pakistan in Sri Lanka, starting September 1. But, with air restrictions in place, the Afghanistan cricket team faces a travel crisis as the tour approaches.

While Afghanistan’s star cricketers – Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi‘s immediate cricketing future is uncertain, reports suggest that the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is constantly working to minimize the damage, at least to the sporting realm.

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As per the latest update, ACB officials are working for the successful operation of the upcoming bilateral series against Pakistan. Afghanistan and Pakistan were scheduled to play a three-match ODI series in UAE which will now take place in Hambantota from September 1 to 5. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board has agreed to give permission for the venue and is awaiting a response from the ACB.

As per the ACB constitution, the President of the country is the Patron-in-Chief and the chairman is the head of the board. Reports suggest that Azizullah Fazli, whose tenure ended after the ICC 2019 World Cup will take over as the new ACB chairman. He will replace Farhan Yousefzai. However, the CEO, Dr. Hamid Shinwari, is the central authority on the board and takes care of cricket operations and administration.

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The eighth edition of Afghanistan’s domestic T20 – Shpageeza Cricket League which is scheduled to be held in Kabul in September 2021, is doubtful due to the prevailing political situation in Afghanistan.

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AFG vs PAK ODI Series: Will Rashid, Nabi board the flight to Sri Lanka for the Pakistan series?

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