ATN secures exclusive rights to broadcast Afghanistan’s tour of Sri Lanka


Ariana Television Network has done it again – this time by securing exclusive rights to broadcast Afghanistan’s upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.

All matches, which includes a Test, a three-match ODI series, and three T20Is, will be broadcast live on Ariana Television.

The team is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka on January 30 and the Test will start on February 2 in Colombo followed by the ODI series, which starts on February 9, and then the T20Is, which will get underway from February 17.

With most of the focus on the two limited-overs formats, Afghanistan ended up playing just one Test match over the better part of the last three years. Now, however, they’ve found space in the calendar and have two separate all-format series taking place between February 2 and March 18.

Seven days after the end of their tour of Sri Lanka, Afghanistan will be in the UAE hosting Ireland for a one-off Test match between February 28 and March 3. This series also includes a limited-overs leg as Afghanistan build towards the next T20 World Cup scheduled to take place in the West Indies and the USA in June.

Afghanistan’s tour of Sri Lanka was always going to feature a Test match and three T20Is.

“The addition of these three ODIs,” ACB chief Mirwais Ashraf said, “is a significant move to ensure a complete and comprehensive tour which not only provides good exposure to Afghanistan Cricket but will also foster stronger relations between the two nations.

“Playing Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka is always tricky but is a challenge that Afghan Atalan can easily embrace,” he said.

The upcoming tours of Sri Lanka, and then the home series against Ireland, will help the team to prepare for the important T20 World Cup.

Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka

February 2-6, 2024 One-Off Test
February 9, 2024, 1st ODI
February 11, 2024, 2nd ODI
February 14, 2024, 3rd ODI
February 17, 2024, 1st T20I
February 19, 2024, 2nd T20I
February 21, 2024, 3rd T20I

Stay tuned!

Fans across Afghanistan can tune in to watch this exciting tour that will be brought to you live and exclusively by Ariana Television Network.

Watch this space for updates, news, and broadcast schedules!

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