Afghanistan cancels friendly T20 matches against Pakistan
Afghanistan have cancelled proposed home and away cricket fixtures with Pakistan after a deadly bomb attack blamed by the countrys intelligence agency on militants allegedly backed by Islamabad.
Pakistan were set to play their first Twenty20 match in Kabul later this year in what was seen as an opportunity for the neighbours to ease tensions over border skirmishes and alleged proxy warfare.
The Kabul match, set for July or August, would have been followed by a fixture in Pakistan and a full series at an unspecified date.
But the Afghanistan Cricket Board issued a strongly worded statement late on Wednesday, cancelling the matches in light of a truck bombing in the citys diplomatic quarter that killed at least 90 people.
No group has claimed responsibility for Wednesdays attack, although the Taliban has denied involvement.