The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is optimistic about the possibility of hosting West Indies and Australia for a tri-series in early October, ahead of the T20 World Cup, which starts from October 17, Oman and UAE.
ACB CEO Hamid Shinwari expressed strong confidence in getting the green light for this series, which, should it go ahead, would be the first international assignment for the Afghanistan senior team since the Taliban takeover.
“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 ESPNcricinfo.“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.
Afghanistan to trace to Australia for one-off Test after the T20 World Cup
“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,” he added.