ACB has confirmed that Afghanistan will tour Sri Lanka for a three-match ODI series in early June. All three matches will be played on June 2, 4 & 7 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium (MRICS) in Hambantota.
The series will be a part of both country’s long-term commitment which will help them to prepare for the Asia Cup 2023 & the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 which is to be held in the October-November window in 2023. Though the venue for Asia Cup 2023 hasn’t been finalized yet, the ODI World Cup 2023 will be played in India.
“We are pleased with our communications and the outcome of our negotiations with Sri Lanka Cricket regarding this event,” Naseeb Khan, the ACB CEO said. “Aside from a thorough ICC Future Tours Program, the ACB is dedicated to arranging more bilateral series with the other boards. We have our sights set on the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, and we are working hard to arrange more bilateral cricket for our National team in the buildup for the event.
“Our previous tour to Sri Lanka was an incredible experience in which both countries played competitive cricket, and we are looking forward to engaging in some high-voltage cricket this time as well,” he added.
Afghanistan last toured Sri Lanka for a three-match ODI series which is a part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League ODI series in November 2022. The series was leveled at 1-1 between both Afghanistan & Sri Lanka. It was Afghanistan who won the series by 60 runs before losing the final match by four wickets. The second ODI ended in no result as rain played a spoilsport.
Let’s have a look at the Schedule for Afghanistan Tour of Sri Lanka
|June 2, 2023||1st ODI||MRICS, Hambantota|
|June 4, 2023||2nd ODI||MRICS, Hambantota|
|June 7, 2023||3rd ODI||MRICS, Hambantota|
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