Afghanistan To Tour Pakistan Later This Month
Afghanistan are to play three one-day games against a Pakistan 'A' team later this month and become the first international team to tour the country following the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team covoy in Lahore in March 2009.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have confirmed that the three 50-over matches will be played in Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Abbottabad on 25th, 27th and 29th May.
The Afghan team will arrive in Pakistan on 24th May and depart on 30th, with the PCB adding that they will offer the Afghanistan Cricket Board training opportunities.
"Pakistan Cricket Board has also decided to facilitate ACB for training of their staff in various cricket relating fields," a statement from the board read.
"For that a 10 member contingent of ACB will travel to Lahore in near future."
Afghanistan, who narrowly missed out on qualification for the 2011 World Cup, hold ODI status courtesy of a fifth-place finish in the World Cup qualifying event in 2009 while they did make it to the ICC World Twenty20 in 2010, losing both matches to India and South Africa.
They will be among the favourites to qualify for the ICC World Twenty20 2012 in Sri Lanka, which is being expanded to a 16-team tournament.
Afghanistan in Pakistan
25th May: Pakistan A v Afghanistan, Faisalabad
27th May: Pakisan A v Afghanistan, Rawalpindi
29th May: Pakistan A v Afghanistan, Abbottabad
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