Prime Minister Imran Khan chatting with the Pak Afghan Youth Discussion board delegation on the PM Workplace. Picture: Twitter/PM Workplace

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday lauded the Afghan cricket staff for his or her progress within the sport regardless of all challenges.

The premier’s remarks got here throughout a Q&A with a delegation of Pak-Afghan Youth Discussion board (PAYF), which referred to as on him at PM Workplace.

To a query concerning the promotion of sports activities in Afghanistan, particularly cricket, PM Imran Khan stated that no nation within the historical past of cricket however Afghanistan had achieved a lot progress in a brief time frame.

“The place at which Afghanistan stands in the intervening time in cricket was realised by different nations in 70 years,” he stated.

He stated that the principle motive behind this success was that the Afghan refugees in Pakistan learnt the sport, which was considerable.

Throughout his maiden Kabul go to in November 2020, the prime minister had invited the Afghan cricket staff to go to Pakistan.

He was additionally offered a signed bat by the Afghan cricketers.

First bilateral sequence

In the meantime, the primary bilateral sequence between the 2 nations has been rescheduled and can now be performed in Sri Lanka, as a substitute of the UAE.

The three-match ODI sequence will probably be performed on the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Hambantota, Sri Lanka between September 1 and 5.

The venue was modified because the stadiums within the UAE have been unavailable due to the second leg of IPL 2021, which will probably be performed in September.  

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