Australia and West Indies set to play tri-series with Afghanistan in October

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04 Sep 2021 | 12:00 PM
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Australia and West Indies set to play tri-series with Afghanistan in October

The tournament will go on from October 17 to November 14 in UAE and Oman

While there are so many uncertainties pertaining to the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, men's cricket is likely to come unscathed. Just before Afghanistan's participation in the T20 World Cup, they will now host Australia and West Indies for a T20I tri-series in the first week of October. According to ESPN Cricinfo, the tournament will go on from October 17 to November 14 in UAE and Oman. However, it will depend on the availability of the ground.

"Our team will be traveling abroad to play the tri-series hopefully, and that we could accommodate two important nations Australia and the West Indies," Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) CEO Hamid Shinwari told ESPNcricinfo. "We are planning to conduct this series in one of the Arab countries, maybe in Qatar or the UAE. It still hasn't been decided. The series is confirmed given that a venue is available.

While Shinwari is stoked about the prospect of the Taliban not destroying the cricketing status quo, Women's cricket might not be a feasible option anymore. To confirm the assertion, the board hosted a T20 friendly between two Afghan teams at the Kabul International Stadium on Friday.

"We have support for cricket from the management. After the T20 World Cup, we are going to Australia to play a one-off Test match. Talks with Cricket Australia are in the pipeline. After the World Cup, the team will be heading there."

If the tour goes ahead, it will clash with the later stages of the IPL but if the likes of Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi would take part in the proposed series is still under doubt.

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