Afghanistan coach Lance Klusener has said that is would be a disaster for his side if scheduled Asia Cup and ICC T20 World Cup doesn’t take place this year. According to Klusener Afghanistan team had only these vital tournaments and fixtures to play international games.
In his interview to sportsstar, board needs to look for new opportunities and series’ for national team to compete in.
“If we are not going to have the T20 World Cup or the Asia Cup, then we will have to look for quite a few bilateral series. The team will try and arrange fixtures against oppositions, which weren’t scheduled,” Klusener told Sportsstar.
“We did not have a lot of fixtures planned. Our biggest thing was the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup. In terms of that, it has affected us. It has basically cancelled all our fixtures. We need to be proactive in trying to organise bilateral series or other fixtures, which were not scheduled originally. So yeah, in terms of fixtures, it has wiped up our whole year,” he added.
Afghanistan are scheduled to play test match against Australia in Perth. Cricket Australia recently announced their schedule for upcoming summer season that includes one test match against Afghanistan to be played from 21 to 25 November 2020 and it will be day-night game.
“It will be a big opportunity for players and they will be tested at the highest level. So, that’s a challenge for players, coaches and everybody to make sure that they are prepared. It only being roughly our fourth Test match (fifth), it’s going to be a big, big challenge and a learning opportunity as well. We need to thank Australia for accommodating us.”