Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has paused the training camp that was scheduled to take place on Saturday ahead of the upcoming ODI series against Afghanistan and they are waiting for confirmation. Afghanistan’s government has gone into a collapse after the Taliban took over the whole country again and the situation is not good for the natives.
The crisis going around in the country has been one of the talking points in the world at the moment and the game’s development is uncertain at the moment. The situation in the country is in chaos with a lot of people waiting at Kabul airport to move out of the country. It will be a big shame if Afghanistan could not make it to the upcoming T20 World Cup which they have automatically qualified.
Afghanistan Yet To Confirm Their Travel Schedule – PCB
The Pakistan cricket board mentioned that the Afghanistan side hasn’t confirmed anything on the date they will be leaving for Sri Lanka and also on the dates of the tour. Subsequently, they are not willing to undergo the preparatory camp and the team announcement until Afghanistan confirms the series.
“Once they give us the complete series travel plans and itinerary we will have the camp and also release our squad,” A PCB official updated.
Afghanistan and Pakistan were scheduled to play in UAE for a three-match ODI bilateral series for the first time, however, the second phase of IPL had changed the plans. Hence, the series was shifted to Sri Lanka at the Hambontata starting from September 3.
Afghanistan’s Terrific Run Of Form
The Afghanistan T20 international side has been in outstanding form with the series wins over Zimbabwe and Ireland. Before they managed to pull off a series win against the defending champions West Indies and are looking like the underdogs for the T20 Worldcup in place. They are placed alongside India, New Zealand, and Pakistan in group B league stages.
Afghanistan Cricket Board’s CEO Hamid Shinwari was certain that Cricket might not take a hit despite the Taliban entering the government.