Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday postponed the one-off Test match against Afghanistan supposed to take place in November.
The match was most-likely supposed to be played between December 9 to 11 in Perth and the boards after the series confirmation. In fact, as per the ESPN CricInfo were in the final stages of staging the game but the CA has now postponed the match due to the packed home schedule.
Indian team will tour Australia in December for the limited-overs and the Test series. While the Big Bash League will begin from December 3 this year. The Sheffield Shield tournament will also kickstart from October, making the Australian domestic as well as the international season jampacked.
As per the ICC’s Future Tours Programme, Afghanistan was slated to fly Australia immediately after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup in November.
But due to the coronavirus pandemic, the entire schedule of the global as well as the domestic cricket had to be pushed. And this one-off Test becomes one of the postponed matches now. This would have been Afghanistan and Australia’s fifth encounter after the latter gained full-member status in the ICC back in 2017.
Cricket Australia and Afghanistan Cricket Board will decide the new dates of the match in the future after postponing the Test officially. It means that the match will only take place in the 2021-22 season.