Afghan cricket team in Pakistan for 4-week tour
KARACHI: At a time once not one check enjoying nation together with minnows Pakistan|Asian country|Asian nation} is willing to go to Pakistan due to security issues, the Afghanistan cricket team has reached Lahore for a four week keep.
During their visit, the Afghan team can play eight ODIs and 4 T20 matches against Pakistan A and alternative sides.
The Afghanistan team diode by Nauroze Mangal and coached by Kabir Khan additionally control a group discussion in Lahore yesterday.
“It may be a four-week program that Afghanistan has come back to Pakistan. they’re going to be mistreatment our facilities at the National Cricket Academy and additionally our coaches. Besides enjoying eight ODI matches and 4 T20 matches,” Pakistan Cricket Board director Intikhab Alam aforesaid.
He aforesaid the PCB was happy to host the Afghanistan aspect. “The excellent news is that we tend to also are within the method of negotiating with 2 or 3 countries to return to Pakistan shortly,” he said.
The former captain aforesaid there was additionally a proposal to permit Afghanistan to require half often in Pakistan’s national T20 and ODI competitions so their players may improve their skills.
“Coming to Pakistan means our players get to play against robust competition and acquire quality facilities and training at the NCA,” Afghan coach Kabir Khan, a former Pakistan check bowler, said.
He aforesaid the tour was in preparation for the qualifying rounds of the ICC tournament in March and additionally a series against Scotland.
“But our main stress remains on getting ready a robust squad for the T20 tournament which is able to be control in 2014.”
Afghanistan captain, Nauroze Mangal aforesaid Pakistan had perpetually supported Afghanistan cricket however an equivalent kind of support was still needed from alternative check enjoying nations.
“Cricket is followed turbulently in our country that’s why we tend to area unit focusing and finance lots during this sport. we’ve smart talent turning out however we’ve simply 2 grounds and no academy. that’s why we’ve come back to Pakistan,” he said.