Afghanistan to Play 3 ODI Against Ireland in January
Afghanistan will play three One Day International (ODI) matches against Ireland on January 21, 24 and 26, Afghanistan’s Cricket Board announced on Wednesday.
Afghan voice agency (AVA)_The matches will be play at Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed #Cricket_Stadium, ACB said.
The series was scheduled to begin on January 18 but will now instead start three days later following a request by the ACB.
Cricket Ireland agreed to the delay which was in part caused by the Covid-19 #quarantine regulations.
“We were pleased to accommodate the Afghanistan Cricket Board’s request for a slight extension of the tour understanding that the delayed arrival time of the Afghan side, combined with their quarantine requirements meant that the previous schedule could not be achieved,” Richard Holdsworth, High Performance Director for Cricket Ireland.
“We look forward to a great series with World Cup Super League points on the line. But first, we are focused on the four-match series against the UAE which will be a tough challenge in their home conditions,” he said.
Two days ago, #Afghanistan_team left Kabul for the UAE to prepare for the #upcoming_matches.