After arriving on a mutual agreement, the Ireland and Afghanistan cricket has decided to reschedule their upcoming ODI series that was supposed to begin on January 18.
The ODI series, which is a part of the World Cup Super League series, will now commence from January 21 at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
“We were pleased to accommodate the Afghanistan Cricket Board’s request for a slight extension of the tour understanding that the delayed arrival time of the Afghan side, combined with their quarantine requirements meant that the previous schedule could not be achieved,” High-Performance Director for Cricket Ireland, Richard Holdsworth said.
“We are pleased that after discussions over recent days, an agreement was reached on keeping the series in Abu Dhabi after the Afghanistan squad’s visas came through,” he reiterated.
All the matches of the ODI series between Ireland and Afghanistan will be held at the same venue. Before locking horns with Afghanistan, Ireland will play against UAE.
Ireland Squad: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, David Delany, Gareth Delany, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Kevin O’Brien, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.
Afghanistan Squad: Asghar Afghan(c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Rahmat Shah, Naveen ul haq, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan(vc), Yamin Ahmadzai, Usman Ghani, Azmatullah Omarzai, Gulbadin Naib Sayed Ahmad Shirzad, Javed Ahmadi, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf.