Afghanistan Cricket Board Announces Exciting Tour Schedule against Sri Lanka and Ireland

Dive into the action-packed cricket season as Afghanistan takes on Sri Lanka and Ireland across all formats. Get the latest details.

The Afghanistan Cricket Board made an exciting announcement on Tuesday, revealing their upcoming cricket engagements with away fixtures against Sri Lanka and a home series versus Ireland in the UAE. These events will unfold across all three formats during February and March.

The Afghan cricket team is set to embark on their tour of Sri Lanka, commencing with a solitary Test match at the Sinhalese Sports Club Cricket Ground in Colombo from February 2 to 6. Following the test, the teams will compete in three ODIs on February 9, 11, and 14 at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo. The tour concludes with three T20I matches on February 17, 19, and 21 at the Dambulla International Cricket Stadium.

After the Sri Lanka tour, Afghanistan returns to the United Arab Emirates, where the Afghanistan Cricket Board will host Ireland for a comprehensive series. This series, scheduled from February 28 to March 18, encompasses a test, three ODIs, and three T20Is.


The Test match against Ireland will be held at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, spanning from February 28 to March 3. Subsequently, the action moves to Sharjah for the white-ball series. The ODIs are scheduled for March 7, 9, and 12, followed by the T20Is on March 15, 17, and 18.

Expressing his satisfaction, Naseeb Khan, CEO of the Afghanistan Cricket Board, highlighted the significance of the packed cricket season for the national team. He emphasized that these tours to India, and Sri Lanka, and the home series against Ireland are crucial for preparing the team for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20I World Cup in the Caribbean & USA in June. Khan stated, “The Year 2024 is very busy and full of highly voltage competitions for the Afghanistan National Team, which is a very good and positive sign for Afghanistan Cricket. Eagerly looking forward to the multiple series upfront.”