Pakistan has accepted Afghanistan Board’s request to postpone next month’s ODI series due to “players’ mental health issues”

The Three-match ODI series of Afghanistan’s against Pakistan has been delayed, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Monday.

The series was planned to be played in Sri Lanka in early September. But the PCB said the Afghanistan Cricket Board asked the delay taking. After the collapse of the country’s government and the takeover by the Taliban.

The PCB cited both the troubles in traveling from Afghanistan. An increment in Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka, and the “players’ mental wellbeing issues” as reasons for the postponement.

“Pakistan has accepted Afghanistan Board’s request to postpone next month’s ODI series. Due to players’ mental health issues, disruption in flight operations in Kabul, and other issues,” Pakistan Cricket Board said.

The series of Afghanistan’s home series is due to be played in the Sri Lankan port city of Hambantota. Thus hit by expanded Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka. Where a ten-day lockdown declared on Saturday.

“There was a lack of broadcast facilities, which was too a hurdle, and both the boards will reschedule the series in 2022.”

The Afghanistan cricket group

The Afghanistan cricket group had arranged to travel to Pakistan by street and after that fly out to Sri Lanka by means of Dubai.

The PCB included that the two cricket sheets will attempt to reschedule the series in 2022.

The three-match series was part of the One-day Super League. A capability process for the 2023 World Cup (50 overs) in India.

Since the Taliban take over Afghanistan taking after the withdrawal of USA and NATO powers. And the collapse of the chosen government there was a flight disruption in Kabul.

Afghanistan had moreover attempted to move the arrangement to Pakistan. But indeed that was not reasonable which at last provoke the two Boards to postpone the series.

Afghanistan had final month reported a 17-man squad for the series including their star leg-spinner Rashid Khan.

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