LAHORE - Afghanistan will play three one-day matches against a second-tier Pakistani team later this month, becoming the first international side to tour Pakistan in more than two years. The tour will include a game in Abbottabad. Pakistan and Afghanistan officials hope the tour will encourage other international teams to visit. "It was decided that the Afghanistan national team will tour Pakistan for a series of three one-day matches against the Pakistan 'A team," said a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) statement. The Afghan team will arrive on May 24 before playing matches in Faisalabad the following day, Rawalpindi on May 27 and Abbottabad on May 29. Pakistan has been at the forefront in helping its neighbour improve its promising cricket team. Most Afghan players learnt the game as refugees in camps in Pakistan after the Soviet invasion in 1979. Afghanistan qualified for the World Twenty20 in the West Indies last year and the same year won the Inter-Continental Cup.