Afghanistan Secures Historic All-Format Series Against Sri Lanka and Ireland – Cricketing Triumph Unveiled

The Afghanistan Cricket Board has unveiled a comprehensive tour schedule, including an away series against Sri Lanka and a series against Ireland in the UAE, encompassing all three cricket formats.

Afghanistan’s men are set to embark on a tour to Sri Lanka, commencing with a one-off Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club Cricket Ground on February 2. Following the Test match, a three-match ODI series will kick off on February 9, followed by a three-match T20I series starting on February 17, both at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo. The T20Is will later shift to Dambulla.

Subsequently, the Blue Tigers will head to the UAE to host Ireland from February 28 to March 18. This series will include a lone Test match at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, followed by three matches each in the ODIs and T20Is at Sharjah. The ODIs are scheduled for March 7, 9, and 12, with the T20Is starting on March 15.

Naseeb Khan, CEO of the Afghanistan Cricket Board, expressed optimism about the team’s future, citing these series, along with the upcoming tour to India, as crucial in preparing for the T20 World Cup in the Caribbean and the USA in June.

“The year 2024 is a very busy and full of high-voltage competitions for the Afghanistan national team,” Naseeb commented. “The upcoming tours of India, Sri Lanka, and then the home series against Ireland will help us to prepare the team for the much-important T20 World Cup. (We’re) eagerly looking forward to the multiple series.”

Afghanistan’s T20I tour of India is scheduled to commence on January 11 in Mohali, setting the stage for an action-packed cricketing calendar for the national team.

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