Afghanistan will play three One Day International (ODI) matches against Ireland on January 21, 24 and 26, Afghanistan’s Cricket Board announced on Wednesday.
The matches will be play at Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, ACB said.
The series was scheduled to begin on January 18 but will now instead start three days later following a request by the ACB.
Cricket Ireland agreed to the delay which was in part caused by the Covid-19 quarantine regulations.
“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,” Richard Holdsworth, High Performance Director for Cricket Ireland.
“We look forward to a great series with World Cup Super League points on the line. But first, we are focused on the four-match series against the UAE which will be a tough challenge in their home conditions,” he said.
Two days ago, Afghanistan team left Kabul for the UAE to prepare for the upcoming matches.
The squad that will face Ireland:
Asghar Afghan, Rahmat Shah, Nawin-Ul-Haq, Hashmat Shahidi, Yamin Ahmadzai, Osman Ghani, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rahmanullah Gurboz, Sayed Ahmad Shirzad, Najib Zadran, Jawed Ahmadi, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbuddin Naib, Mujib Rahman and Sharafuddin Ashraf are the national team members who will be part of the squad to play the ODI matches against Ireland.