Lahore : The PCB strongly rejects the baseless and unsubstantiated allegations levelled by Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) in the wake of the tragic Kabul blast. Our sympathies are with the victims and families affected by the tragedy, However the PCB rejects the careless and irresponsible statement made by the ACB and here by announces the cancellation of the proposed friendly series between the two countries.
PCB has always encouraged the development of cricket in Afghanistan and millions of Afghan refugees were first introduced to the game in Pakistan. Over the years, the PCB helped cricketers in Afghanistan develop their skill and an entire generation of Afghan national players honed their cricketing skills in Pakistan.
The agreement made with ACB last weekend was subject to conducive conditions in Afghanistan and now stands cancelled because of continuing insecurity and instability there. It is regrettable that the ACB delegation insisted that politics should not impinge on cricket is now laying the blame for its troubles and inadequacies elsewhere.