Deadly attack in Kabul canceled Afghanistan-Pakistan friendly cricket match

Deadly attack in Kabul canceled Afghanistan-Pakistan friendly cricket match1 June 2017

Because of a bomb blast in Kabul on Wednesday that killed over 80 people, the Afghanistan-Pakistan friendly cricket match  has been cancelled.

The match had scheduled to be played in July and August in Kabul and Lahore.

The two boards of Afghanistan and Pakistan had come to an agreement last week to revive broken ties by playing two friendly matches in each country.

As part of the agreement, the PCB was also to provide Afghanistan with venues for training and conditioning camps, and the possibility of reciprocal tours between the youth and senior teams.

A similar deal between the boards was also struck in 2013, when Afghanistan cricketers were given access to the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. Eventually, however, the ACB took to using facilities in Greater Noida in India to train players for tournaments.

India is also a strategic partner, a friend, and they also support Afghanistan cricket. Pakistan did a great job in the development of Afghanistan cricket.

 

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