Afghanistan will play a two-Test, three-T20I series against Zimbabwe in Abu Dhabi starting March 2.
There were speculations that the series will be played in Oman with ACB officials were exploring the possibility due to recent visa troubles with UAE that put the series against Ireland at risk.
However, ACB officials told Cricbuzz that they are confident that they will get the required visa on time to take part in the series in UAE that will mark their comeback in Test after a gap of 15 months. Afghanistan last donned the white flannels against West Indies in 2019 before all cricketing activities were stopped due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
“We will play the series against Zimbabwe in Abu Dhabi (and not in Oman),” ACB media manager Hikmat Hassan confirmed to Cricbuzz. “We want to extend our visa and hopefully we will get in one week. We have one month visa but that will be expired and that is why we are trying to extend another visa. We have promises of Cricket Abu Dhabi and our consulate that the visa will be issued,” he said.
The first Test will be on March 2 while the second Test will be played from March 10. The three T20’s will be played respectively on March 17, 19 and 20.