The Afghan cricket team has been planning a visit to Pakistan since September 2021. The purpose of the visit was to play three One Day International matches. These matches were to be part of the first Super League of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2020-2023.
What is cricket?
Cricket is one of the most ancient sports, dating back to the XIII century. There are now more than a billion fans of the game.
The aim of cricket is to score more points than your opponent. Scores are scored for so-called “runs”. When a batter hits the ball, he runs to the opposite post. The player standing on the opposite side of the lane, running toward him, trying to take his place kicker. Each such run earns a point for the batting team, and players must not just run down the lane but also touch the ground behind the line with their bat or any part of their body.
Rescheduling of the matches
Initially, these matches were scheduled to be played in the United Arab Emirates. But a series of postponements occurred in the 2021 Indian Premier League matches. This also affected the rescheduling of three One Day International matches to Sri Lanka. But then a pandemic hit the world, so the series of matches was rescheduled again.
On August 23, 2021, Director General of Afghanistan Cricket Board, Hamid Shinwari, confirmed that the tour had been postponed due to the situation in Afghanistan, the logistics of the journey and for the welfare of the team. Both councils agreed to reschedule the match in 2022 and the dates were soon agreed upon, namely September 1, 3 and 5.
The match series is organized by Sri Lanka as per the announced cricket schedule. Pakistan tour of Afghanistan 2022 will consist of 3 ODI matches to be played in Sri Lanka. The last match of Afghanistan-Pakistan 2022 bilateral series will be played on September 5 in Hambantota.
Popularity of cricket competitions
Cricket continues to grow rapidly in popularity. But still ODI cricket remains the most eagerly awaited event. This format takes place in the most authentic form.
The long awaited match between Afghanistan and Pakistan will attract more than a billion people from all over the world among other exciting games among super competitive teams, so ‘don’t miss any match.