Afghanistan have announced fresh dates for the upcoming T20I series against Pakistan that will be played later this month in Sharjah.
The series will commence from March 24, after a change in the initial itinerary announced, with the third and final T20I played on March 27.
All three T20Is will take place at the same venue in Sharjah. The series is the first of a kind bilateral series of multiple matches between these two nations.
The two teams had played a solitary ODI in Sharjah in 2012 and a T20I in 2013 at the same venue, both of which Pakistan won. Outside of this, the two neighbouring countries have only met in multi-team events.
ACB Chairman Mr. Mirwais Ashraf hoped for extending Afghanistan’s ties with Pakistan.
“We are hopeful and looking forward to extending our ties with PCB, as well as continuing great partnerships and frequent cricketing assignments with them, which will help us further strengthen our team and our cricket altogether.
“Overall, we are excited to host and play Pakistan in what will be a thrilling series of cricket games between the two countries.”
PCB Chairman Mr. Najam Sethi said: “I am delighted that the inaugural Pakistan versus Afghanistan T20I series will be played later this month in a city that has a large ex-pat community and which has always supported cricketers from both countries.”
The dates for the series changed after the boa.rds jointly agreed to tweak the schedule due to the unavailability of the Hawk-Eye Technology for the previously agreed upon dates
1st T20I: March 24, Sharjah
2nd T20I: March 26, Sharjah
3rd T20I: March 27, Sharjah