Pak-Afghan ODI series postponed indefinitely

By our correspondent

LAHORE: The three-match ODI series between Pakistan and Afghanistan has been postponed indefinitely after both boards agreed after having faced difficulties in various zones, mainly logistical issues.

Afghanistan, who fell to Taliban recently, wanted to host Pakistan in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, from September 3-9 and it was expected that the Afghans, in the wake of suspension of commercial flights from Kabul, would travel Peshawar before leaving for Sri Lanka. Another option was that the series would be held in Pakistan. But all these chances vanished after Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) informed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that it would be difficult for Afghans to play the series because the players were not mentally and preparation-wise ready due to recent political development in Afghanistan.

The series now will be planned sometime next year. Pakistan had planned to field a new-look side by resting a handful of their key players who wanted to take some rest following the West Indies series which finished last night at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica, with the visitors levelling the series 1-1.

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