ISLAMABAD – Minister for Info and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain revealed on Monday that Pakistan has issued visas to the Afghan cricket group.
The minister in a tweet expressed hope that the Afghan cricket group would deliver smiles to the faces of individuals in Afghanistan the place the Taliban has just lately regained energy, ousting former President Ashraf Ghan’s authorities.
پاکستان نے افغانستان کی کرکٹ ٹیم کو ویزہ جاری کر دیا ہے، ہم امید اور دعا کرتے ہیں کہ افغان کرکٹ ٹیم اپنے عوام کی چہروں پر مسکراہٹیں لائے گی…… “زما دا اخلاص نہ ڈکے نیکے حیلے اؤ دعاگانے تاسو سرا دی۔” #AfganistanCricketTeam
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) August 22, 2021
The Pak-Afghan ODI sequence was scheduled in Sri Lanka, which had introduced 10-day restrictions on gatherings and different occasions so as to management the spike in COVID-19 instances. The sequence is in jeopardy and is anticipated to be shifted to some other nation.
In the meantime, the Afghan group has been invited to play the match in Pakistan. The sequence is about to start on September 1.
Final week, clouds looming over the Pak-Afghan cricket sequence had been cleared as Afghanistan Cricket Board revealed that the upcoming ODI sequence can be performed as per schedule.
The Cricket administrative physique, in an announcement, mentioned that the three-match limited-overs sequence towards Pakistan wouldn’t be affected by the change in authorities in Afghanistan.
Board CEO Hamid Shinwari whereas talking with a world information company from Kabul mentioned “Taliban love cricket and they are supporting their team. Our ODI series against Pakistan will go as per schedule in Sri Lanka”.
“I don’t see any interference and expect support so that our cricket can move forward. We have got an active chairman, I remain CEO until further notice”.
“Other than four or five players who are playing overseas the rest of Afghan players are all in Kabul. Like I said, they are safe and doing fine”, Shinwari mentioned whereas commenting on the participant’s security.