PTI: Not disregarding the initial support given by Pakistan, Afghanistan Cricket Board CEO Shafiq Stanikzai says the BCCI has played a bigger role in the rapid rise of the game in the strife-torn nation. Click here to read more (external link).
ESPNCricinfo: Afghanistan is set to join the growing ranks of countries that have a T20 competition of their own, with their cricket board (ACB) announcing the launch of the Afghanistan Premier League. Following the signing of the tournament’s MoU on Thursday, its first edition is set to take place in October 2018. Click here to read
1TV: The Afghanistan Cricket Board on Sunday announced West Indian Phil Simmons as head coach. The 53-year-old has served as consulting coach for the Afghan side since February. Click here to read more (external link).
IBNS: The announcement has already been made by the Afghanistan Cricket Board that the country will play their first even Test match against India in 2018, the like of which has upset former Pakistan Cricket Board chief Shahryar Khan. According to Khan, Afghanistan should have played it with Pakistan. Speaking to pakpassion.net, Khan accused Afghanistan of taking
1TV: A new cricket league titled Afghanistan Premier League will kick off in Dubai soon, the country’s cricket board chief said Saturday. The plan was revealed as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani hosted cricket officials, players, coaches and commentators amid Afghanistan’s domestic T20 tournament Shpageeza Cricket League. Shukrullah Atif Mashal, Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman, noted that 125
ESPN: The PCB wants an apology from the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) for its response after a bomb blast in Kabul on May 31. Ties between the boards were effectively severed in the wake of an attack that left more than 80 people dead and nearly 500 injured. Soon after the blast, ACB tweeted that it
AFP: Newest Test nation to face MCC side led by likes of McCullum, Sangakkara and Chanderpaul at the Home of Cricket – Afghanistan is ready for the “huge honour” of making their landmark Lord’s debut, officials said ahead of next week’s match, after a fairy-tale rise catapulted them into the elite club of Test nations last
Tolo News: The ACB officials on Saturday called on President Ashraf Ghani to help them maintain their Full Membership status. Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) officials said at a press conference on Saturday that Afghanistan’s status as a Full Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) is a great achievement but that in order to maintain this
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 22, 2017 Afghanistan has joined an elite list of countries eligible to compete at the highest level of test cricket after it was voted a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC). The ICC voted unanimously on June 22 to allow Afghanistan and Ireland to become the 11th and
AFP: Afghanistan has cancelled the proposed home and away fixtures with Pakistan after the country’s intelligence agency said the recent bomb attack by militants was allegedly backed by Islamabad. “The ACB hereby cancel all kinds of cricket matches and initial mutual relationship agreement with the PCB,” the Afghan board said on its Facebook page. Click here