Dates for the India-Afghanistan one-day international series have been confirmed; senior players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will rest. The Men in Blue will host Afghanistan for a three-match ODI series in June with an eye toward the World Cup. As a result of the series, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will choose an interim broadcaster.
Before the World Cup, which is anticipated to begin on October 5, the Afghanistan series will allow captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid three additional opportunities to test out various lineups. India and Australia will play in the World Test Championship final on June 12. After the WTC Final on June 23 and before India’s tour of the West Indies in 2023, the IND vs AFG series will start.
On June 23, the India vs. Afghanistan series will begin.
The schedule for the one-day international series between India and Afghanistan has been decided. A person familiar with the situation told Cricketaddictor that the bilateral series between India and Afghanistan will start on June 23 and conclude on June 30.
After the conclusion of IPL 2023, the BCCI will soon make the formal announcement of the series’ schedule. Fresh faces can be expected in the ODI series, and older players might decide to take a break because the Indian team will be departing on a lengthy trip to the West Indies in July, the source continued.
“The Media Rights tender will be released as per schedule this year (June-July) and will depend on the Afghanistan tour, but more likely the process will start from the Australia series (in September),” BCCI Secretary Jay Shah had previously indicated.
During a select media session, Shah had stated, “The Board will speak to all stakeholders involved and will come up with an interim decision (for the broadcaster).”
Given that the broadcast agreement between the BCCI and Star expired at the end of March, it will be interesting to see if the BCCI just announces a tender for the Afghanistan series.