UAE to host Afghanistan’s home fixtures for the next five years. Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) have entered a deal.
During the duration of the deal, Afghanistan will also play UAE in a three-match T20I series each year.
Emirates Cricket issued a statement and said, “Afghanistan Cricket Board and the Emirates Cricket Board have entered into a five-year mutual cooperation agreement. The basis of the historic agreement will see the Afghanistan Cricket Board host its home fixtures, and utilize the world-class venues, in the UAE.”
“Afghanistan Cricket Board will also play a series of three T20I matches each year with UAE National Team. In return, Emirates Cricket Board will provide valuable logistic support to the Afghanistan Board, including visa assistance and office space,” the statement reads.
Acknowledging the cooperation between both countries Naseeb Khan, Afghanistan Cricket Board CEO said, this agreement will benefit future goals and will be fruitful.
“Both the Emirates and Afghanistan Cricket Boards enjoy long, cordial relations, and we are happy to support the ACB in ensuring that they have a home for their cricket. We are also thankful to Afghanistan Cricket Board for agreeing to play T20 internationals against UAE Team each year. This will provide our UAE team with the invaluable exposure and help in their development,” Mubashshir Usmani, General Secretary of the Emirates Cricket Board said.
Meanwhile, currently, the Afghanistan team is in Sri Lanka to play the three-match ODI series.
Moreover, by 1-0, Afghanistan is leading the series. Afghanistan won the match by 60 runs and due to rain second ODI ended.