The three-match One-Day International series between Afghanistan and Pakistan has been relocated to Sri Lanka after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) declined to host owing to upcoming missions in the country.
From September 19 to October 14, the UAE will host the rest of the now-suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 matches, as well as co-hosting the T20 World Cup with Oman in October-November.
On Saturday, Cricbuzz reported Afghanistan Cricket Board communications manager Hikmat Hassan as stating, “Yes, we will host the ODI series against Pakistan in Sri Lanka.”
This will be the nations’ first bilateral series, and it will most likely be held in Hambantota between September 1 and 5.
The matches will be included in the ICC One-Day International Super League, where Pakistan is in fifth place with 40 points and Afghanistan is in eighth place with 30 points.
The two teams have faced each other four times, with Pakistan winning all four games.
From July 27 to August 24, Pakistan will visit the West Indies. In the Caribbean, they will play five T20 Internationals and two Test matches.