Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan appreciated the Afghanistan cricket team for its success in international cricket. The former Pakistan skipper stated that no other team in sport’s history has achieved as much as Afghanistan in such a short span of time.
“The position at which Afghanistan stands at the moment in cricket was realised by other countries in 70 years,” he said.
He also stated that the main reason behind Afghanistan’s success was that the refugees from the country learned cricket in Pakistan.
This is not the first time Imran has shown interest in Afghan cricket. During his visit to Kabul in 2020, he had invited the national team to visit Pakistan.
Earlier this year, he met Afghanistan’s star all-rounder Mohammad Nabi, who requested the Pak PM to arrange a bilateral series between the two nations.
The series has been confirmed and it will be played in Sri Lanka following the unavailability of the venues in the UAE due to the Indian Premier League. The three-match series will be played between September 1 and 5.