Afghanistan’s national cricket team began their training on Saturday in the United Arab Emirates for the three-match ODI series against Ireland that kicks off on January 21.
Afghanistan will play three One Day International (ODI) matches against Ireland on January 21, 24 and 26.
Mohammad Nabi, a star on the national cricket team, is "on his way to UAE to join the national team for the Ireland series after a match-winning knock in BBL,” the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) said.
“Nabi is part of the squad that will take on Ireland as part of the CWC ODI Super League,” it said.
It’s expected that Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman and other Afghan cricket stars who are also playing in Australia's Big Bash League (BBL), will join the team.
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.