Taliban gives green light to Afghanistan-Australia historic Test
Australia has received the Taliban’s green signal for one Test, while the board says it’s confident of a match with the Afghan team in Hobart.
Australia is about to play its first match game against Afghanistan before the Ashes this year. The match is scheduled in Hobart and is being touted as crucial to the preparations for the Ashes. From there, however, the Australian board is now getting the green signal
“In the longer term , we’ll establish good relations with all countries. Our team can attend Australia and their team can come here,” said Ahmadullah Wasiq, deputy head of the Taliban’s cultural commission.
A spokesman for Cricket Australia said: “We are confident of hosting the historic match between Australia and therefore the Afghan team in Hobart. We also are in-tuned with the Central and Tasmanian governments to make sure that the Afghan team arrives in Australia on schedule.
It may be recalled that Afghanistan was alleged to host Pakistan in Sri Lanka. But the series has been postponed due to travel issues. However, the Afghan Cricket Board has vowed to make sure the participation of its team within the T20 World Cup .