ISNS: The Afghanistan cricket team will not engage in Test matches against India in the new Future Tours Programme (FTP) for 2019-2023 but will take on top teams like England and Australia in the next four years, its Cricket Board CEO Shafiq Stanikzai said. Afghanistan and Ireland were approved as Full Members by the International Cricket
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).
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
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: Shapoor Zadran, a national cricket player, says he has not played in a national or international game for the last two years and has not been paid for two months. “You Shafiqullah Stanekzai and Nasimullah Danish (chairman of ACB) why go with us and rent a room for $400 USD for a night there.
Tolo News: Afghanistan and India finalized a deal of cooperation between the respective cricket boards in order to boost the sport in the war-torn country, said a statement issued by Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Wednesday. The statement said the agreement was signed between the ACB Chief Executive Officer Shafiqullah Stanikzai and the CEO of India’s Cricket
1TV: Afghanistan are in talks with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to tour Bangladesh for their first bilateral ODI series against them in Dhaka on September, ESPNcricinfo reported citing ACB officials. Although, the officials of both sides have not yet decided on the number of matches to be played but the series could be held around September
BBC News: It wasn’t quite as warm and dry as Afghanistan, but at least it didn’t rain on the country’s national cricket team when they met Ireland in Belfast on Thursday. The Afghan team is just 15 years old. Despite a bloody war and the ongoing insurgency, it has gone from strength to strength. Watching on is Shafiq Stanikzai,