Cricket Australia is scheduled to play their first-ever Test against Afghanistan in November month, but the Taliban taking over the country has created a lot of doubts over the series. Taliban had recently taken over the government of the country and under their rule, there could be a lot of changes in the way the Afghanistan cricket board is managed.
Afghanistan has been one of the best-growing nations in the field of cricket and the development is visible with their recently becoming a full member of the ICC. They have also qualified for the T20 Worldcup in UAE automatically and their women’s team is starting to take its stature as well.
Nick Hockley Explains The Complexity Of The Afghanistan Series
Nick Hockley mentioned that Afghanistan’s next assignment in the T20 Worldcup will be viewed closely and reckoned that he has been in talks with the ICC and the Australian government over the series taking place. He added the challenges behind the series taking place are relatively high at the moment and there could be a lot of difficulties that cannot be explained at the moment.
“It’s an extremely challenging and complex situation,. There are so many layers to it and it really does transcend cricket. The situation as it stands today, is that Afghanistan are a full member of the ICC, they’re due to play in the T20 World Cup, but we’re working very closely and having all the right discussions with the ICC, with the Australian government and ultimately we’ll take our lead from them,” Nick Hockley, Cricket Australia’s chief executive told.
“We Don’t Yet Have Answers” – Nick Hockley
Nick Hockley mentioned that there aren’t any answers yet to the questions raised over the series and the situation has been very unclear to Cricket Australia. He added that they have been working to seek advice from other organizations as well to redeem a solution.
“We don’t yet have answers but we’re in dialogue and taking advice from all the relevant organisations,” he added.
The one-off Test between Afghanistan and Australia is scheduled to start on November 27 at the Hobart.
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