Afghanistan’s national cricket team is scheduled to play a one-off test match against Australia in Perth from November 21 to November 25, the Afghanistan Cricket Board said in a statement on Thursday, as hopes rise on easing of the lockdown around the world to begin sports events.
The CEO of the Afghan cricket board, Lotfullah Stanekzai, said he is looking forward to the contest and hopes that the match is played if the COVID-19 threat is contained by then.
“Australia is a strong side in world cricket. However, our team will also be well prepared. The match will provide a great experience (for) them,” Stanekzai said in a statement.
This day-night contest will be the first Test between both teams that will be hosted by Australia in Perth.