Afghanistan Cricket Board CEO Shafiq Stanikzai now pronounced it would be a dream come loyal to start their Test tour opposite India though they would “miss” personification opposite Virat Kohli.
India skipper Kohli will not be partial of Afghanistan’s entrance Test, that is scheduled to be played during Bengaluru’s Chinnaswamy Stadium from 14 June, as a inclusive batsman will be streamer to England to play county cricket for Surrey.
“We lived this dream to play this initial Test opposite India in India. That impulse has come true. Virat is a universe cricket icon, something a players will skip a bearing personification against.
“Nevertheless, it will be a good eventuality and we will delight each singular impulse of that match,” Stanikzai told PTI on a sidelines of a five-day ICC quarterly assembly here.
He pronounced Afghanistan will not play opposite India in Test matches in a new FTP from 2019-2023 even as they will play all tip nations, including Australia and England.
The trouble-torn Afghanistan now play their home matches during a Sharjah Cricket Stadium, and also have dual ‘home’ bases in India — Greater Noida and Dehradun.
The CEO pronounced they have a 3 venues to select from for a arriving Tests in a 2019-2023 FTP.
“For a time being we have 3 venues to select from. We have dual venues in India interjection to a BCCI. We also have Sharjah Cricket Ground, it depends on a scheduling where we play.”
Their warranted their Test standing alongside Ireland in Jun final year.
“India are a tough group to get reason of since they are really busy. Since we are not in Test Championship, a initial Test compare is good adequate for us. We are personification 14-18 Tests in new FTP cycle,” Stanikzai said.
Afghanistan’s FTP will finish in Mar 2022, he said.
“Against India we will be personification usually one Test and that is in Bengaluru. That was in progressing FTP. The new FTP is 2019 to Mar 2022,” he added.
He combined Afghanistan will play shared home and divided array opposite England, Australia, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Ireland and Bangladesh as per a subsequent FTP.
“It does not come underneath a Test Championship, these will be all shared array — home and away.”
They are also deliberation day-night matches.
“As of now it’s not nonetheless decided. But there will be, we are deliberating.”
The ICC Chief Executives’ cabinet drew adult a fixtures for a event, though they will have to be upheld by a ICC Board before it’s done public.
Afghanistan and Ireland were done full members of a International Cricket Council (ICC) in June, apropos a sport’s 11th and 12h Test-playing nations.