Afghanistan will play three matches T20 series against Pakistan at Sharjah starting on 25th March 2023.
According to ACB officials, T20 bilateral series with Pakistan is scheduled to start on March 25 in Sharjah.
This is the first of a kind bilateral series of multiple matches between the two nations. The second match of the series will take place on 27th March with the decider to be played on 29th March. All the matches will be held after Iftar.
Recently PSL season 8 is underway, Pakistan Super League (PSL) season eight final will be played on 19th March at Lahore after which Pakistan national team will travel to Sharjah on 23 March to play the three-match series. Afghanistan Board will host the series.
According to International Cricket Council (ICC), both teams played a solitary ODI in Sharjah back in 2012 and a T20I in 2013 at the same venue. Both matches were won by Pakistan.
Earlier Pakistan and Afghanistan teams met in the Asia cup 2022 played in UAE. In a nail Bitting match Pakistan won the match.
Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) Chairman Mirwais Ashraf hoped for extending Afghanistan’s ties with Pakistan through this series.
“We are hopeful and looking forward to extending our ties with PCB, as well as continuing great partnerships and frequent cricketing assignments with them, which will help us further strengthen our team and our cricket altogether.
“Overall, we are excited to host and play Pakistan in what will be a thrilling series of cricket games between the two countries.”
Meanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi said: “I am delighted that the inaugural Pakistan versus Afghanistan T20I series will be played later this month in a city that has a large ex-pat community and which has always supported cricketers from both countries.”