The Afghan Under-19 team began arriving in Bangladesh on Saturday to play a short series, an official said, the first Afghan cricket team to play abroad after the Taliban takeover.
They will play five one-day and four-day matches against the Bangladesh Under-19 team at Sylhet International Stadium from September 10-25.
“The first group of eight players arrived in Dhaka today. The remaining players will arrive in two other groups,” said Rabeed Imam, a spokesman for the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).
They are the first Afghan team to play international cricket in any form since the Taliban took control of much of their country in mid-August.
Imam said the Afghan athletes left for the northeastern city of Sylhet immediately after they arrived in Dhaka.
A video shared by the BCB showed them in red t-shirts arriving at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.
The series is also the first competitive action by Bangladesh’s U-19 cricketers since they won the World Cup in February 2020.
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