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BCCI promises to support Afghan cricket board

BCCI promises to support Afghan cricket board

Aug 30, 2015 - 19:02

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur has promised assisting Afghanistaninfo-icon’s Cricket Board (ACB) in different spheres, an official said on Sunday.

ACB spokesman Farid Hotak told Pajhwok Afghan News Thakur pledged the assistance during a meeting with ACB chairman Nasim Danish and CEO Shafiqullah Stanikzai in New Delhi.

The meeting conferred on further enhancing relations and cooperation between the two countries in area of cricket. Hotak said Danish made it clear at the meeting that BCCI’s cooperation could strengthen ACB and further promote the game in Afghanistan.

Thakur, who welcomed the Afghan delegation, said the BCCI would assist and cooperate with the ACB in different sectors.

It was the first-ever high level contact between cricket officials of the two countries.

Meanwhile, the Afghanistan disabled cricket team on Sunday left for the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka to participate in a Twenty/20 tournament.

ACB spokesman Farid Hotak said the International Committee of the Red Cross had arranged the tournament in Bangladesh.

Besides Afghanistan, disabled cricket teams from India, England and the hosts Bangladesh are taking part in the event.


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