Upper house honours U-19 cricket players
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga or upper house of parliament on Tuesday honoured Under-19 (U-19) cricketers and officials of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) with medals and letter of appreciations.
The Afghan U-19 team quashed leading teams of Emirates, Hong Kong, Nepal, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in the Asian Premiere League matches held in Kuwait on November 9 and became the champions.
Fazl Hadi Muslimyar, speaker of upper house, expressed optimism that the team would also win the 2016 world championship.
Muslimyar also praised Afghanistan’s A-team’s victory against Pakistan-A during a friendly match watched by President Ashraf Ghani and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad a week earlier.
The Afghan U-19 is currently ranked seven among 130 countries.
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