Afghanistan cricket team is set to tour India for a three-match bilateral ODI series which will be played in India. This news was announced by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Monday. No such confirmation has yet been announced from the BCCI.
The Afghan nation is set to play a total number of 11 ODIs, four T20Is, and two-Test series for the 2022-23 season, as revealed by the Future Tour Program (FTP). The Taliban-ruled nation will also be squaring off against Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Australia, Ireland in 2022.
Afghanistan is set to play 34 away games and 18 home games in this cycle. The up-and-coming Asian team is also set to participate in the Asia Cup and 2022 T20 World Cup that will be played in Australia. They will also be a part of the 2023 World Cup which will be held in India.
“Out of the 52 matches included in Afghanistan’s schedule from 2022 to 2023, there will be 37 ODIs, 12 T20Is, and 3 tests. Considering the fact that Afghanistan will be playing 7 ODI series in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League, as well as will participate in four major limited-overs events such as Asia Cup 2022 (T20 format), ICC T20 World Cup 2022, the Asia Cup 2023 (ODI format) & the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023,” the ACB said in an official release.
We are pleased to announce our FTP schedule for 2022-23. This includes a total of 37 ODIs, 12 T20Is & 3 tests in the period. Moreover, the national team will be taking part in various ICC & ACC events in two years.
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— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) December 13, 2021
Afghanistan Cricket Board look to reschedule bilateral series against Pakistan
Afghanistan Cricket Board’s top management alongside the cricket operations team of the Afghanistan Cricket Board is in regular negotiations with the Pakistan Cricket Board to reschedule the postponed three-match ODI series for the Feb-Mar 2023 (Still to be confirmed), which was scheduled to be conducted in Sep-2021 in Sri Lanka. But it was postponed indefinitely due to logistical challenges.
Furthermore, the ACB is in talks with other cricket nations to arrange more bilateral matches for the national team, as part of the ICC Future Tours Program, which will be announced in due course.
• Afghanistan set to tour India for an ODI series
• Afghanistan Cricket Board is trying to reschedule the postponed bilateral series against Pakistan