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
Tolo News: The Southwest Regional Tournament of the Afghan Premier League (APL) was launched in Kandahar on Wednesday where players from six teams will compete for a place in the Da Maiwand Atalan Football Club team. Click here to read more (external link). Tolo News: A group of 17 Afghan athletes in different sports categories including wrestling,
Tolo News: A number of lawmakers and officials from Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Wednesday inaugurated work on a standard cricket ground and cricket academy in Nangarhar. The project, which will cost $2.5 million USD, has been funded by the ACB. The project would be built on five hectares of land, ACB said. “This ground is
Tolo News: The chairman of Afghanistan’s Cricket Board, Atif Mashal, said in an interview with TOLOnews that Afghanistan would launch its own cricket league within the next few months. He said the league will be called the Afghanistan Premier League, and would be designed along the lines of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and other high-level
Tolo News: Shafiqullah Stanikzai, CEO of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), has said that if given a choice he would like Afghanistan’s Test debut to be against India. Speaking to India’s Deccan Chronicle, Stanikzai said: ““India has been so supportive of our growth as a cricket nation. I think I can say this on behalf of all
Tolo News: Afghanistan Cricket Board on Wednesday announced the appointment of former West Indies head coach, Phillip Simmons, as the national team’s new consulting coach. According to Farid Hotak, ACB’s spokesman, Simmons will be assisting the current head coach on technical issues. Hotak said Simmons has tremendous experience in team management and has immense technical expertise.
FirstPost: The Afghanistan Cricket Board is keen to get Full Member status from International Cricket Council (ICC) in February. According to a report by ESPN Cricinfo, Afghanistan officials are preparing a comprehensive report to satisfy the criteria. The ICC’s guideline criteria for Full Membership states: “A country must play regular first-class cricket (domestic 3-4 day competition) before
1TV: Afghanistan Cricket Board(ACB) on Sunday officially started construction work on a new cricket stadium in eastern Logar province. The Logar cricket ground will be built on 15-acres of land and will cost around $500,000. The funds will be provided by India and will take two years to complete, according to ACB. Click here to read
Khaama Press: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has appointed a new Chairman (Shukrullah Atif Mashal) for Afghanistan Cricket Board to replace Nasimullah Danish for the upcoming five years, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) said Saturday. ACB further added that the new appointment was made in a presidential decree issued by the Office of the President, ARG Palace.