The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) issued an official statement on Tuesday, disclosing that a thrilling three-match One-Day International (ODI) series between Afghanistan and Pakistan is set to take place in August. Enthusiastic cricket fans from both nations are eagerly anticipating this exciting sporting event.
Additionally, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) released a revised Future Tours Programme (FTP) covering the years 2023 to 2025. As per the updated FTP, Pakistan’s national cricket team will be engaging in an away ODI series against Afghanistan in August 2023. While specific dates and the venue for the series are yet to be announced, it is widely expected that the matches will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a common ground for contests between the two teams.
Earlier in March of this year, Afghanistan and Pakistan already locked horns in a gripping three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series, which took place in Sharjah. The series witnessed intense competition, culminating in Afghanistan’s triumph with a 2-1 margin, showcasing their rising prowess in the shorter format of the game.
The upcoming ODI series between Afghanistan and Pakistan holds significant importance as crucial preparation for the prestigious Asia Cup, which is scheduled later in the year. The Asia Cup is a major tournament in the cricketing calendar, featuring top cricketing nations from the Asian continent. With both teams gearing up for this prestigious competition, the ODI series presents a valuable opportunity for players to fine-tune their skills, devise strategies, and foster team cohesion.
Cricket enthusiasts and supporters from both nations eagerly await further updates on the confirmed dates, venues, and other details regarding this exciting ODI series. The matches are expected to ignite immense excitement and passion among fans, adding to the longstanding and spirited sporting rivalry between Afghanistan and Pakistan on the cricket field.