Ubaid Ur Rehman Nizamani, the Pakistani ambassador to Afghanistan, assured his full support on Saturday for improving cricket in Afghanistan.
The ambassador expressed his joy at hosting the highly talented national cricket team and discussed with them ways to improve cricketing ties between the two brotherly countries, a statement said.
“Delighted to host the incredibly talented Afghanistan national cricket team. Discussed ways to strengthen cricketing ties between the two brotherly countries. Best wishes for their upcoming tours!” the Pakistani envoy tweeted.
Meanwhile, he expressed his best wishes for the upcoming tours and presented a calligraphic painting to Chairman Afghan Cricket Board, Mirwais Ashraf.
In addition, management officials from the Afghan Cricket Board (ACB), including the chairman Mirwais Ashraf, the CEO Naseeb Khan, team captain Hashmatullah Shaheedi, and HPC coach Imran Farhat, were present, according to a statement.
The visit to the Pakistani embassy comes ahead of a busy schedule for the Afghan Cricket team, who will play hosts Sri Lanka in a three-match ODI Series from June 2 to 7 in Hambantota, while there will be another series with Bangladesh on June 14 at the Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.