- LAHORE – Afghanistan are closing in on playing their maiden Test, and are in talks with Zimbabwe for a full series later this year.
- The series is likely to be hosted by the Afghanistan Cricket Board.
- Afghanistan were conferred Test status by the ICC in June earlier this year.
- With Afghanistan not in a position to host cricket at home, the ACB is looking at hosting the series either in India or the UAE.
- During this period, Afghanistan registered memorable results, including three consecutive limited-overs series victories against Zimbabwe before recently drawing the ODI series in West Indies in June.