Afghanistan tour of Pakistan cancelled due to security concerns

Afghanistan tour of Pakistan cancelled due to security concerns
Afghanistan were scheduled to play three-match ODI series in April.
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The proposed Afghanistan's tour of Pakistan in April has been cancelled due to security concerns which have arisen after the terrorist attacks in Lahore.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) were in talks to organise a three-match One-Day International series in Lahore and Karachi.

However, after the unfortunate terrorist attacks in a recreation park in Lahore, the PCB officials have decided to cancel the tour and reorganise it once the security situation improves.

“The proposed series with Afghanistan has been postponed for an indefinite period in the wake of the Lahore blast,” a PCB was quoted saying by The Express Tribune.

“The board was waiting for security clearances [from the Sindh and Punjab governments], but looking at the unfortunate incident in Lahore a few days ago, we were forced to cancel the tour.

“Once the security situation improves, then we’ll see if this series can take place.”

It was also reported by ESPNcricinfo that the Kenya Women’s tour of Pakistan has also been cancelled due to the ongoing security concerns.

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