UAE to host Afghanistan's home games for next five years
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The United Arab Emirates will host Afghanistan’s ‘home’ matches for the next five years, stated by Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Sunday.
The ECB will "provide valuable logistic support to the Afghanistan Cricket Board, including visa assistance and office space", an ACB statement said.
As part of the agreement, Afghanistan will play an annual three-match T20 series against the UAE.
“We are happy to support the ACB in ensuring that they have a home for their cricket,” general secretary of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) Mubashir Usmani said in a statement.
"We are also thankful to the Afghanistan Cricket Board for agreeing to play a series of T20I matches against UAE Team each year. This will provide our UAE team with invaluable exposure and help in their development," he added.
Earlier, the UAE has served as venue for Pakistan’s ‘home’ fixtures, and also hosted last year’s T20 World Cup and IPL after the showpiece had to be moved out of India following a COVID-19 crisis.