Afghanistan to play T20s and ODIs in Pakistan

The team will be playing over a span of four weeks despite security concerns keeping every other team out, including minnows Bangladesh.

updated: January 22, 2013 11:02 IST
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Karachi: At a time when no test playing nations, including minnows Bangladesh, are willing to visit Pakistan due to security concerns, the Afghan team has reached Lahore for four-week stay during which they will play 12 matches against Pakistan A and other teams.

The Afghanistan team led by Nauroze Mangal and coached by Kabir Khan also held a press conference in Lahore on Monday with Pakistan's former test captain and head of game development at the national academy to outline plans for the tour.

"It is a four weeks program for which the Afghanistan team has come to Pakistan. They will be using our facilities at the national academy and also our coaches, besides playing eight one-day matches and four T20 matches," Intikhab said. He said the Pakistan board was happy to host the Afghanistan side as it bid to try to revive international cricket in Pakistan.

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