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Pakistan to play three T20Is against Afghanistan in support of cricket board
- Australian cricket team cancels series against Afghanistan over women’s rights concerns
- Pakistan Cricket Board offers to play three T20Is instead of ODIs to support the ACB
- Profits from the series to be shared equally between PCB and ACB
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has recently released the schedule for a series of three T20Is against Pakistan. According to an announcement on Twitter, the two neighboring countries will be facing off on March 25, 27, and 29 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
This series comes after the Australian cricket team canceled their scheduled series against Afghanistan due to concerns about the treatment of women in the country. In response to a request from the ACB, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) offered to play three T20Is instead of ODIs in order to support the board.
The current chief of the PCB, Najam Sethi, explained in a press conference that while they were not interested in playing three ODIs, they were open to the idea of three T20Is, provided that the Pakistani government granted clearance.
“I met with ACB officials and we discussed the possibility of three ODIs. My point of view was that ODIs wouldn’t benefit any of the two countries. We came to the conclusion that subject to the government’s approval, Pakistan and Afghanistan will play three T20I matches in Sharjah, just after the conclusion of PSL 8 and before the arrival of New Zealand,” he stated.
It has been announced that the profits from the series will be shared equally between the PCB and the ACB.
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