Today let us take some time to value our nation and never forget the sacrifices. We hope and pray for the peaceful , developed and United nation INSHALLAH #happyindependenceday 🇦🇫🇦🇫 pic.twitter.com/ZbDpFS4e20
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) August 19, 2021
Shanmugam further revealed that the team will depart for the UAE at the end of the month, August 31. However, it remains to be seen how Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi plan to travel to the UAE next month. It is unclear whether the duo will return home after the completion of The Hundred on August 21 despite having families back home. Should they stay back in the UK, BCCI could perhaps arrange their travel in the same charter as the Indian players who are currently on tour in England.
The duo have previously made their resistance to the Taliban well known and had pleaded with the world leaders to save their country from the chaos after the Taliban continued their capture of Afghanistan. Both cricketers, who play for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2021, claimed that Afghans wanted peace signalled their worries on social media.
Dear World Leaders! My country is in chaos,thousand of innocent people, including children & women, get martyred everyday, houses & properties being destructed.Thousand families displaced..
Don’t leave us in chaos. Stop killing Afghans & destroying Afghaniatan🇦🇫.
We want peace.🙏
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) August 10, 2021
future, as their homes are being seized. I appeal to the leaders of the world; please don’t let Afghanistan go into chaos. We need your Support. We want Peace.#PeaceforAfghanistan #FreedomforAfghanistan #StopKillingAfghans
— Mohammad Nabi (@MohammadNabi007) August 10, 2021
The BCCI is expected to speak with the Afghanistan Cricket Board on the situation who also lost their stadiums further hurting their preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup. As per ICC’s FTP schedule, Afghanistan are scheduled to tour Sri Lanka for six white-ball games in August but the final schedule has not been announced yet.