Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Positive talks held with India, Pakistan: ACB officials

Positive talks held with India, Pakistan: ACB officials

Feb 24, 2013 - 18:16

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Senior cricket board officials on Sunday said their talks with Indian and Pakistani counterparts had gone well, ruling out any intention to mix cricket and politics.

Afghanistaninfo-icon Cricket Board (ACB) Director General Shehzad Massoud told reporters in Kabul he had "productive discussions" with India's Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) officials on their support for training Afghan coaches and umpires.

He said it was their maiden contact with BCCI counterparts in Delhi last weekend and that they would make efforts to continue the engagement. Indian officials promised to train Afghans in all departments of the game, including score recording.

To a question regarding Afghan players' participation in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the ACB official said he had won a promise that five Afghans would be given a chance to play in its next edition.

Massoud said they had no intention to drag the game into regional politics. Afghanistan wanted good cricketing ties both with Pakistaninfo-icon and India, he added. "We have no rivalry with anyone and desire friendship with both."

ACB Chief Executive Dr. Noor Mohammad Murad said Pakistani officials had promised assisting Afghans in every department of the game as part of friendly ties.

He said they had reached an agreement with Pakistani officials on technical support to Afghan players. Pakistan has pledged training to Afghan players and officials, he added.

Pakistan agreed to three Twenty20 matches and one one-day international between the two sides in the next six months. They also showed media representatives newly designed cricket uniforms.



Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment



Twitter Update