Afghanistan Cricket Board - ACB confirms that the scheduled test match against Cricket Australia for late November in Hobart has been postponed following an agreement between the boards and will played in near future.
Afghanistan Cricket Board acknowledges that Cricket Australia has always provided cooperation & assistance to us which is highly appreciated by ACB and we are hopeful of them to keep supporting us in expanding the game to all parts of the country.
ACB understands the situation of Cricket Australia, and is committed to maintaining & strengthening effective ties with them. ACB believes that postponement of the test gives our players some extra time and the opportunity to work hard and prepare themselves better for the historic match.
ACB CEO Mr. Naseeb Khan said that the decision to postpone the test match is made upon mutual agreement between the two organizations. He added: “Our one-off test against Cricket Australia is postponed as a result of an agreement between the boards. We will discuss and decide how & when to go ahead with the test in our next meeting.”
Mr. Naseeb Khan added that maintaining bilateral relationships with the fellow cricketing boards is essential for the development of cricket in Afghanistan and they are committed to it. “We are committed to obtaining positive ties with CA and are expecting the same attitude from them as well”.
He also added that the ACB is not only looking for good relationships with the CA but are looking forward to maintaining effective ties with all the ICC member countries, which have an important role in the development of the game in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan Cricket Board has always strived hard to keep the game of cricket away from politics, as it has turned down to be the best, fast-growing & most followed game in the country.
Afghanistan players will be playing the BBL this season, and ACB will provide them with any sort of assistance they require in this regard.