Afghanistan is likely to host West Indies and Australia for a T20I tri-series ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE.
There has been a cloud of uncertainty with the cricket’s situation in Afghanistan since the Taliban took over the government but the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) CEO Hamid Shinwari is positive about the resumption of cricket in the country.
Shinwari confident that Afghanistan will play a tri series with Australia and West Indies
According to CEO Shinwari, the tri-series is likely to be played in Qatar or the UAE, and the one-off Test against Australia was originally slated for December 2020 but had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Shinwari suggested that if a venue is available in UAE or Qatar then they can confirm the series.
“Our team will be travelling abroad to play the tri-series hopefully, and that we could accommodate two important nations Australia and the West Indies,” Shinwari told cricket website Cricinfo. “We are planning to conduct this series in one of the Arab countries, maybe in Qatar or the UAE. It still hasn’t been decided. The series is confirmed given that a venue is available.
“We have support for cricket from the management. After the T20 World Cup, we are going to Australia to play a one-off Test match. Talks with Cricket Australia are in the pipeline. After the World Cup, the team will be heading there.”
If the tri-series gets a green signal from the participating boards then it’s bound to clash with the second phase of the IPL 2021 which will be played between September 19 to October 15 in UAE.
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