Afghanistan’s Check match in opposition to Australia in November will go forward as deliberate, confirmed Taliban, the brand new rulers of the nation. The Afghanistan cricket workforce is scheduled to journey to Australia in November of this 12 months to participate in a Check match.
Amid political uncertainties within the Asian nation, there have been suspicions about the way forward for Afghan cricket. The Asian aspect performed its first take a look at match in 2018, changing into the 12th take a look at nation. Since then, they’ve performed 6 take a look at matches, compiling a file of three wins and three defeats.
Afghanistan And Australia Check Will Go Forward As Deliberate: Taliban
However as of now, the Taliban has given the inexperienced sign for the game to proceed within the nation. Afghanistan’s proposed collection in opposition to Pakistan in Sri Lanka was lately postponed as a result of journey issues, with no business flights at the moment coming in or out of Kabul’s worldwide airport. Ahmadullah Wasiq, deputy head of the Taliban’s cultural fee, has mentioned that the Check match between Australia and Afghanistan will proceed based on schedule.
“[All previously organised matches] will proceed with out interruption, and [the Afghan team] can play with different worldwide groups,” he mentioned whereas speaking to SBS Pashto.
He went on to say: “Sooner or later, we would like good relations with all international locations. When good relations are established, Afghan gamers can go [to Australia] they usually can come right here.”
The Asian aspect is scheduled to play Australia in a solitary Check match in November, in what might be their first Check in opposition to one of many strongest nations on the earth at Blundstone Area in Hobart. The match can be performed between November 27 to December 1 in Hobart.
Cricket Australia Hints Planning For The Historic Hobart Check Is Underway
Cricket Australia (CA) has already begun making preparations for Australia’s “historic” Check match in opposition to Afghanistan. A spokesperson for CA has mentioned that planning for the sport, which is to be performed in Hobart, is underway. He additional said that CA and the ACB are on good phrases and intention to make the Check match a actuality.
“Cricket Australia’s planning for the historic first Check match between Australia and Afghanistan in Hobart is properly underway. There may be goodwill between CA and the Afghanistan Cricket Board to make the match occur, which instantly follows the ICC T20 World Cup within the UAE through which the Afghanistan workforce is because of play.”
The spokesperson added: “CA will proceed to work with the Australian and Tasmanian governments forward of the Afghanistan workforce’s arrival deliberate for later this 12 months.”
As of March 2021, Afghanistan has performed 6 Check matches leading to three victories and three defeats for an general profitable proportion of 50.00. The workforce gained in opposition to Eire, Bangladesh, and Zimbabwe (1 Check apiece) whereas they misplaced in opposition to India, West Indies, and Zimbabwe(1 Check apiece).
Afghanistan Cricket Board has made it clear that the workforce can be prepared for motion when the 2021 T20 World Cup will get underway in Dubai. With an eye fixed on the present turmoil within the Asian nation, questions have been raised on whether or not the workforce can be able to take part within the upcoming T20 World Cup.