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The three-match ODI series against Pakistan has been shifted from Hambantota to Pakistan due to logistical issues with the Afghanistan team's travel The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) CEO Hamid Shinwari confirmed, according to ESPNcricinfo.
Following the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan, no commercial planes are flying out of Kabul, and Sri Lanka announced a 10-day curfew on Friday, two days after the country reported 3793 new cases and the country's highest-ever single-day death toll of 187.
The Afghan group was meant to drive by road to Pakistan, then fly to Dubai, then on to Colombo for the series, but the circuitous path is causing logistical issues due to the Covid-19 rules.
The Afghanistan team will now travel to Pakistan later this week and the ACB is yet to announce the venue(s) for the ODIs starting September 3.
It will still be a "home" series for Afghanistan, and it was initially set to take place in the United Arab Emirates.
This will be the first time the two sides have played each other in a bilateral series.