Cricket Australia decides to postpone one-off Test match against Afghanistan

Cricket Australia has decided that the one-off Test match between Australia and Afghanistan that was scheduled to commence on 27th November 2021 will be postponed. The Test match was supposed to be held at Hobart.

Cricket Australia confirmed the same through a tweet. The official Twitter handle of Cricket Australia also revealed that they look forward to hosting the Afghanistan players in the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) as well.

“We’ve confirmed updates to the ’21-22 schedule, including postponement of the scheduled men’s Test against Afghanistan. We look forward to hosting Afghanistan players in the BBL this season, as well as both Afghanistan teams in the future,” tweeted the official handle of Cricket Australia.

You can see the tweet below

Cricket Australia felt it was necessary to postpone the Test match: CA statement

Cricket Australia also released a statement that revealed that after consultation with all the stakeholders involved, the Test match between Australia and Afghanistan has been postponed.

“Following extensive consultation with relevant stakeholders, Cricket Australia and the Afghanistan Cricket Board have agreed to postpone the inaugural men’s Test match against Afghanistan,” read the statement released by Cricket Australia.

Cricket Australia also added that they will continue to support the growth of the sport around the world. The statement from Cricket Australia concluded by stating that in the current uncertain circumstances, the Test match between Australia and Afghanistan has been postponed to a later date.

“CA is committed to support growing the game for women and men in Afghanistan and around the world, however, given the present uncertainty, CA felt it necessary to postpone the Test match until a later time when the situation is clearer,” concluded the statement from Cricket Australia.

Both Australia and Afghanistan are currently participating in the 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup. While Australia are stationed at the second place in the points table in Group 1 of the Super 12 stages of the tournament, Afghanistan are occupying second place in Group 2.