Afghanistan team to travel to Sri Lanka from Pakistan, embassy issues visas


Kabul: Afghanistan men’s cricket team will travel to Sri Lanka from Pakistan as the Embassy in Kabul has issued visas to them, ARY News reported citing sources.

According to details, the commercial flights from the Kabul airport are yet to resume following the Taliban’s takeover of the country, therefore Afghanistan players will now travel to Peshawar by road tomorrow and will fly to Islamabad. They will then leave for Colombo, Sri Lanka via UAE.

Remember, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have to go through one more hurdle as Sri Lanka have imposed a countrywide 10-day lockdown due to prevailing COVID-19 on Friday.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has informed ACB as they now first have to take permission from the Sri Lankan government before confirming their series against Pakistan, scheduled in the first week of September in Hambantota.

It must be noted here that PCB postponed their training camp and announcement of the squad as ACB didn’t release the tour’s schedule and training plan.

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