After Taliban took over the war-ravaged nation, men's cricket is in a fortunate position in Afghanistan compared to women's sport which is in serious jeopardy.
Pakistan have comfortably won all their five games and are dubbed as favourites to beat Australia, who haven't been bad either.
England will also play three Test matches against Pakistan, which will form part of the ICC World Test Championship.
Tom Harrison is also due to call Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad before he flies out to Dubai for the final of the T20 World Cup and the ICC Executive Board meeting on November 17.
Pakistan drubbed India by 10 wickets in a Super 12 game for their first win over their arch-rivals in a World Cup match in 13 attempts.
PCB chairman Ramiz Raja personally met BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah on the sidelines of the ACC meet in Dubai recently.
In his assessment of the recent turn of events that left Pakistan embarrassed, Raja said that world cricket is effectively run by India as the country generates 90 percent of ICC's income.
Khan was expected to complete his three-year contract until February next year but it was certain that he would not get an extension under the new management.
The PCB in an unusual move has allowed a two-day break in the championship for coachers and selectors to use the transfer window to exchange players.
Nine of New Zealand's T20 World Cup squad members along with travelling reserve Adam Milne are currently in the UAE playing in IPL 2021.
PCB chief Ramiz Raja reacted sharply stating England's decision was on expected lines after New Zealand pulled out.
Raza said Pakistan 'had one team in our target, our neighbors (India), now add two more teams, New Zealand and England'.
In a video message released by the PCB, Raja said he was as disappointed as every Pakistani on the cancellation of New Zealand’s tour.
It remains to be seen how much impact PCB's appeal at the ICC evokes as the game's governing body is currently being chaired by a New Zealander in Greg Barclay.
This is Ramiz Raja's second stint with the PCB. He had served as the Board's chief executive from 2003 to 2004.
Ramiz will replace Ehsan Mani, who completed his three-year tenure at the office last month
The sudden changes coincide with the induction of former Test captain Ramiz Raja as the new Chairman of the board on September 13
According to the source at one time Akram's name was put forward as a top candidate to replace Ehsan Mani
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