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LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has allowed the Afghanistan team to have a one-month training camp at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

Though the PCB has not made any official announcement in this regard, Dawn has learnt that the Afghan team may start the tour in the last week of January.

Besides having training at the NCA, the Afghan team are expected to also play matches against different departmental and regional teams in Pakistan.

The PCB, which in the past has also supported Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to become Test playing countries, is assisting Afghanistan cricket by allotting their team a match against those teams playing against Pakistan at neutral venues of the UAE.

Pakistan cricket has also been in the doldrums since attack on the Sri Lanka cricket team in Lahore in 2009 with the Bangladesh Cricket Board refusing to send their team to Pakistan citing security reasons.

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