The Afghanistan Under-19 cricket team is scheduled to play five youth one dayers and a four day match in Bangladesh, but they are waiting for Pakistan visas before flying over. The travel from Pakistan will be arduous as the Afghans have decided to take buses instead of planes.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is waiting for a Pakistan visa so that they can get to Bangladesh by air, said ACB media manager Hikmat Hassan.
Earlier this month, ACB and the Pakistani cricket board had agreed reschedule their one-day international series originally scheduled from September 1st – 9th in Sri Lanka because of flight disruptions into Kabul.
BCB is desperate to arrange international matches for the defending champions because all their programs were disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bangladesh Under-19 is all set to play a tri-nation series in India this November as part of the preparation for the next ICC Under-19 World Cup. BCB officials also stated that Afghanistan will be playing against Bangladesh under 19 on August 2019 at Sylhet, but no venue has been finalized yet nor have we decided which team will join us from Sri Lanka.