The three-match ODI series between Pakistan and Afghanistan has been postponed till 2023.

Afghanistan was set to host the games later in the year but the series has been canceled owing to Pakistan's packed cricketing schedule, as reported by a local news channel.

The series was originally scheduled to be played in August but was postponed at the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB)’s request following the Taliban takeover of the country.

Sri Lanka was due to host these games due to the political turmoil in Afghanistan. Pakistan also offered to host the series but the ACB declined.

“PCB has accepted ACB’s request to postpone next month’s ODI series due to players’ mental health issues, disruption in flight operations in Kabul, lack of broadcast facilities and increased Covid-19 cases in Sri Lanka. Both boards will try to reschedule the series in 2022,” the PCB said in a brief statement in August last year.

Pakistan’s schedule from July 2022 till April 2023

July — Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka (Two Tests)

August — Pakistan tour of Netherlands (Three ODIs)

August-September — Asia Cup

September-October — England tour of Pakistan (Seven T20Is)

16 October-13 November — ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia

November-December — England Men to Pakistan (Three Tests)

December-January — New Zealand tour of Pakistan (Two Tests and three ODIs)

January — West Indies tour of Pakistan (Three T20Is)

April-May — New Zealand tour of Pakistan (Five ODIs and five T20Is)