The United Arab Emirates will host Afghanistan’s home matches for five years as part of an agreement between the Afghanistan Cricket Board and the Emirates Cricket Board for mutual cooperation.

The Afghanistan Cricket Board, in a tweet on Sunday, November 27, officially announced the signing of the 5-year mutual cooperation agreement with the UAE Cricket Board.

The Afghanistan Cricket Board will host its home matches and make use of the best venues in the United Arab Emirates as part of the landmark deal, according to a statement posted on the Afghanistan Cricket Board website.

According to the statement, a series of three T20I matches will also be played annually between the UAE National Team and the Afghanistan Cricket Board.

Afghanistan Cricket Board CEO Naseeb Khan hailed the cooperation between the two countries and expressed his belief that this deal will be successful and substantially help future goals and aspirations.

“We are happy to support the ACB in ensuring they have a home for their cricket,” said Mubashir Usmani, Secretary General of the UAE Cricket Board. “We are also grateful to the Afghanistan Cricket Board for agreeing to play T20 international matches against the UAE team every year.”

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