Afghanistan to host Pakistan for three ODIs
Afghanistan to host Pakistan for three ODIs

KABUL: Afghanistan will host Pakistan for a three-match One-day International series in 2023, according to the Future Tours Programme (FTP) announced by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Tuesday.

The series will take place in February-March, however the exact schedule will be released later.

“A total number of 11 ODIs, four T20Is and two Test series have been included in Afghanistan schedule for the upcoming two years. These series are scheduled on home and away basis, among which Afghanistan will play 18 home and 34 away matches, apart from participating in the Asia Cup 2022, ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Asia Cup 2023 and the ICC World Cup 2023,” a press release issued by the ACB said.

The ACB also stated that the team’s focus will be on playing limited-overs match due to the fact that major ICC events are scheduled for the next two years.

“If we bifurcate the tally into limited-overs cricket and the Test format, it clearly shows that Afghanistan’s focus will be on the shorter formats of the game. Consi­dering the fact that Afghan­istan will be playing seven ODI series in the ICC World Cup Super League, as well as participate in four major limited-overs events, such as the 2022 T20 Asia Cup (T20), 2022 T20 World Cup, 2023 ODI Asia Cup, and the 2023 World Cup,” the press release added.

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