PCB opposes ACB’s two-venue suggestion for Pak-Afghan series: reports

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11th Aug, 2021. 03:50 pm
Pakistan, Afghanistan, ACB, PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) to finalise one venue in Sri Lanka for the upcoming three-match ODI series in September.

The National side is likely to play Afghanistan in an ODI series in Sri Lanka, which is a part of the World Cup 2023 qualification round.

The PCB has suggested playing all three 50-over games should be organised at the same venue, while their Afghan counterparts want the series to be played in two different venues.

A PCB official, according to The News, said that the board has made it clear to the ACB that the national team members only have a 10-day window in between their arrival from the West Indies and the proposed three-match Afghanistan series before they get ready to face New Zealand in their backyard from September 11.

“We have opposed the idea, saying that just one venue would be a far better option,” the unnamed official said on Wednesday.

The PCB official stated that amid the pandemic, it is tough for players to keep travelling.

He hoped that the Afghanistan’s cricket governing body would come up with a final schedule for the ODI series within the next few days.

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