The upcoming three-match ODI series between Afghanistan and Pakistan has been shifted to Pakistan, from Sri Lanka. The series will take place next month.

According to a report in Cricinfo, the absence of flights from Kabul as well as COVID lockdown implemented in Sri Lanka were the reasons behind making this decision.

Fawad Chaudhry, who is the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, in a tweet, said that Pakistan has issued visas to the Afghan players.

“Pakistan has issued visas to the Afghan cricket team, we hope and pray that the Afghan cricket team will bring smiles on the faces of its people,” he said in a tweet posted.

The series is due to be played in the first week of September, however the venue hasn't been confirmed yet. This will also be a first bilateral series between the two teams.

Various reports in media have said that Pakistan will be resting their main players including the likes of Babar Azam, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan and Hasan Ali.