Afghan Cricket Board cancels matches with Pakistan after Kabul explosion

Afghan Cricket Board cancels matches with Pakistan after Kabul explosion

The blast killed 80 people and wounded hundreds of others (Credit: Twitter @cnni)

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Afghanistan has cancelled all cricket matches with Pakistan in the wake of the Kabul blast.

At least 80 people died and hundreds were injured after an explosion ripped through the diplomatic area of the Afghan capital

In a statement, the Afghan Cricket Board confirmed the matches had been cancelled. 

It had a damning remark for Pakistan - the statement mad it cleare there would be "no agreement of friendly matches and mutual relationship agreement" in "a country where terrorists are housed and provided safe haven."

The Pakistan Cricket Board hit back by saying this accusation was "irresponsible", while expressing solidarity with the victims. 

It blasted the country and its cricket board for "playing politics" to blame Pakistan for its "troubles and inadequacies."