Afghanistan T20 competition delayed, says authorities

  • 07-September-2021

Afghanistan's expert T20 cricket competition, which was because of start on Friday, has been delayed, an authority from the nation's cricket board (ACB) told Reuters. The Shpageeza Cricket League was because of component eight establishments – up from 2020's six – including holders The Kabul Eagles. Top Afghani players, including world number three T20 bowler, leg-spinner Rashid Khan, were set to play in the 15-day association, which was relied upon to be challenged the nation over. In any case, after the Taliban held onto control of Afghanistan on Aug. 15, the fate of many games in the nation stays unsure. First arranged in 2013, the Afghan Cricket Board (ACB) had said the current year's release of the Shpageeza would happen, even after the Taliban cleared to control. Yet, on Monday an ACB representative said that it would not be going on. "Unfortunately the Shpageeza Cricket League has been postponed,” the spokesperson said. “We'd been hoping that it could be staged, but it isn't viable at the moment. “The current financial situation in the country makes it impossible for such an event to go ahead, so the eight franchises and the Afghan Cricket Board agreed that it should be postponed to a later date. “We are still hoping to stage it at some point in the future if the financial issues in Afghanistan are resolved.” Allowed test status in 2017, Afghanistan is because of play at the current year's T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and Oman, which starts in October. The ACB was trusting the Shpageeza competition would likewise serve as a get ready for their players for that occasion. Last month, the ACB dropped a three-match ODI series in Pakistan, refering to the circumstance in Afghanistan, the trouble in voyaging and player government assistance.

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