Taliban’s Green Signal To IND vs AFG Test Series In 2022

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The Taliban recently gave their approval to Afghanistan’s tour of Australia eventually this year, which will be backed by a Test series versus India in the 1st half of 2022. Despite the fact that the game against Australia has already been arranged at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart from November 27 to December 1, nothing definite has been announced about the India visit. Here is you can know whether Taliban Approved IND vs AFG Test Series.

Taliban Approved IND vs AFG Test Series

The match versus Australia was supposed to take place last year, but owing to the COVID epidemic, it had to be delayed. The current developments regarding the forthcoming trips were presented by a key official from the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB). The ACB’s chief executive officer, Hamid Shinwari, also spoke on the visit to India.

“The Taliban government has been supporting cricket and all our cricket will be held as per schedule. A spokesperson of the Taliban Cultural Commission communicated to us that the Taliban will be supporting the Test match against Australia followed by a Test series against India in the first quarter of 2022,” Shinwari said.

It’s a clear message to the youth that the Taliban will support sports: Shinwari

Just one Test match has been played between India and Afghanistan, which took place in Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium in 2018.

Shinwari further stated that the Taliban is committed to supporting cricket to the best of their ability. Prior to the red-ball matches, the Afghans will compete in the T20 World Cup, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates in October and November.

“They (Taliban) are supporting cricket and we have got the green signal from them. It’s a clear message to the youth that they will support sports. That is the best sign,” he stated.

However, he stayed in doubt about the future of Afghanistan women’s cricket. “We don’t know at the moment. The government will decide on it,” Shinwari mentioned.

As a component of their preparations for the multi-nation competition in the UAE, the Afghans are also preparing a triangular series.

“We are working for a T20 tri-series, which will feature Afghanistan, West Indies, and Sri Lanka. Most probably, it will be held in UAE before the T20 World Cup. We will have a camp, most probably in Qatar, for our national team before the tri-series,” he added.

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