SLC vows help to improve Afghan cricketers
KABUL (PAN): Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) high-ups have agreed with their Afghan colleagues to extend cooperation in all departments of the game to further improve the Afghan national side, an official said on Wednesday.
Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) spokesman Farid Hotak told Pajhwok Afghan News the verbal agreement came during the board’s chief executive, Dr. Noor Mohammad Murad’s recent trip to Sari Lanka.
He said Murad, who returned from Sari Lanka a day earlier, was accompanied by his deputy Dost Mohammad Nazari on the trip.
They met with SLC acting chief executive Ashley de Silva and SLC secretary Nishantha Ranatunga, and other high officials, Hotak said.
Murad shared his plans aimed at further developing the Afghan cricket team with Sri Lankan cricket officials and briefed them on Afghanistan’s domestic and international cricket.
Hotak said the Afghan delegation was warmly received in Sari Lanka by the cricket officials, who praised Afghan team’s achievements spree.
Murad told Pajhwok Afghan News the visit had been successful, with both sides reaching various verbal agreements during talks.
He said the pledges included a number of matches between A and under-19 teams of the two countries and Afghanistan-A team’s participation in Sri Lankan domestic cricket tournaments next year, when the Sri Lankan A team would visit Afghanistan for matches.
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