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Afghan cricket team under Taliban-era reaches Bangladesh for ODI series

Afghan cricket team under Taliban-era reaches Bangladesh for ODI series

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Afghanistan Tour of Bangladesh: Afghan cricket team under Taliban-era reaches Bangladesh- Afghanistan Cricket team have reached Bangladesh for an ODI series and one-off Test. The visitors will play five one-dayers and a four-day match against Bangladesh’s Under-19 team at the Sylhet International Stadium between September 10 to 25.

“The first group of eight players arrived in Dhaka today. The remaining players will arrive in two other groups,” said Rabeed Imam, a Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) spokesman.

They are the first Afghan team to play international cricket in any form since the Taliban took control of much of their country in mid-August.

Also read: Taliban in Afghanistan: Afghanistan women’s cricket team in jeopardy as players hide in Kabul amid Taliban reign

Imam said the Afghan athletes left for the northeastern city of Sylhet immediately after they arrived in Dhaka.

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A video shared by the BCB showed them in red t-shirts arriving in Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

Also read: Taliban on Afghanistan Cricket: तालिबान ने ऑस्ट्रेलिया के खिलाफ टेस्ट मैच को दी मंजूरी, T20 World Cup की तैयारी को भी लगेगा कैंप!

The series is also the first competitive action of Bangladesh’s U-19 cricketers since they won the World Cup in February 2020.

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