The Taliban have taken control of Kabul. Meanwhile, the practice of Afghanistan national cricket team has started. They started training in Kabul on August 18 ahead of the Pakistan series. Whatever the situation in the country, the Afghan cricketers were excited at the national team's training camp. The Afghanistan national cricket team will leave for Sri Lanka as soon as air traffic returns to normal, said Hamid Shinwari, chief executive of the country's cricket board.
Afghanistan will play three ODIs against Pakistan in early September, a series in Sri Lanka. Earlier, it was supposed to be held in the United Arab Emirates, but it has been shifted to Sri Lanka due to the IPL and T20 World Cup. Sri Lanka Cricket has already expressed optimism about hosting the series.
Meanwhile, the Afghanistan Cricket Board has announced the launch of the next edition of the domestic T20 tournament in September. The 'A' league will start from September 10 in Kabul. The number of teams has also been increased from six to eight.
In a statement, the Afghanistan Cricket Board said, "We are committed to taking Afghanistan cricket forward. We have great relations with Pakistan and India Cricket Boards. We are part of the international cricket community. "
There was a Taliban regime in Afghanistan before. At that time there were also restrictions on various sports. Girls' game was completely banned. Once again, after the Taliban came to power, there was uncertainty surrounding other sports, including cricket.