ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday appreciated the Afghan cricket crew for the progress they’ve made regardless of all challenges.
The premier’s remarks got here throughout a Q&A with a delegation of Pak-Afghan Youth Discussion board (PAYF), which known as on him at PM Workplace.
To a query in regards to the promotion of sports activities in Afghanistan, particularly cricket, PM Imran Khan stated that no nation within the historical past of cricket however Afghanistan had achieved a lot progress in a brief time period.
“The position at which Afghanistan stands at the moment in cricket was realised by other countries in 70 years,” he stated.
He stated that the primary motive behind this success was that the Afghan refugees in Pakistan learnt the sport, which was considerable.
Throughout his maiden Kabul go to in November 2020, the prime minister had invited the Afghan cricket crew to go to Pakistan.
He was additionally offered a signed bat by the Afghan cricketers.
First bilateral collection
In the meantime, the primary bilateral collection between the 2 international locations has been rescheduled and can now be performed in Sri Lanka, as a substitute of the UAE.
The three-match ODI collection might be performed on the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Hambantota, Sri Lanka between September 1 and 5.
The venue was modified because the stadiums within the UAE have been unavailable due to the second leg of IPL 2021, which might be performed in September.