Azizullah Fazli, chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board, will travel to Lahore on Sunday to meet with Rameez Raja of Pakistan to discuss organizing a white ball series between the two countries.
A reliable source in the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed that Fazli was in Lahore to meet Raja.
“Fossley is expected to ask the PCB to send his team to a one – day series this year,” the source said.
Afghanistan was scheduled to host Pakistan for the first bilateral ODI series in Sri Lanka in early September, but the rubber was postponed after the Taliban took over the country.
The source acknowledged that it was difficult for the PCB to make a final decision on Fazli’s call because the Pakistani government did not recognize the Taliban.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has said the Taliban government is considering banning women from participating in the upcoming T20 World Cup if they do not allow them to participate in women’s cricket.
Many women footballers and some cricketers from Afghanistan fled to other countries for fear of retaliation by extremist groups when they captured Kabul.
After the New Zealand series in Pakistan and returning home, after the England board canceled their tour of the country, despite Pakistan clearly being low in international cricket, it is currently a bad situation.
“Add to that the series postponed by Afghanistan, there is no doubt that Pakistan needs international matches, but given the status of the Taliban government, the PCB faces a tough decision,” the source said.
Afghanistan has been named in Pakistan’s squad for the T20 World Cup.