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ACB reaches out to PCB for ODI series after Australia setback

After Australia cancelled its series with the Afghan team, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) contacted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Sunday to discuss playing a series outside of the scheduled ICC Super League games between the two countries.

According to a PCB insider, the board has received a request from the ACB to play three ODIs in the UAE this March.

After Australia bowed out of a scheduled March series, the opposing team “has approached us to play three ODIs,” the source said.

It has been confirmed by sources that if the “series happens, it will be played in the UAE,” and that preparations are currently underway to find a week’s window after PSL and before their home series against New Zealand.

The three One-Day Internationals will be separate from the August ICC World Cup Super Series games that are already scheduled to be played between the two countries, the source added.

Australian cricket officials had postponed a series against Afghanistan because of the Taliban’s ban on women’s sports.