ACB honours Pajhwok for cricket promotion
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Tuesday awarded an appreciation letter to Pajhwok Afghan News in recognition of the news agency’s role in promotion and development of cricket in the country.
Besides Pajhwok Afghan News, other news outlets were also distributed the appreciation letters during a special ceremony held in this regard at the board’s main office in Kabul.
ACB chairman Nasimullah Danish in his address to the gathering said as a fourth pillar of the state, media’s role in the development of cricket was crucial.
He praised all Afghan media outlets for always covering domestic and international cricket events and keeping updated the cricket lovers.
Danish, who took over as ACB chief a year back, also shed light on the board’s achievements during the period that saw the board’s revenue increasing by 57 percent and the expenses drastically declining.
He said it was for the first time they found a financial sponsor for cricket and signed a $3 million agreement with the Alokozai Group.
He said they had reached agreements with a number of national and international firms and the accords had resulted in various development activities.
Danish said apart from launching a number of reconstruction works at the Kabul International Cricket stadium, construction works on many playgrounds and stadiums had been launched in provinces and some of them had been completed.
He said the under-19 national cricket team had many achievements during the past one year and the national side made history by defeating Test-playing national Zimbabwe in both ODI and T20 series.
Danish revealed Afghanistan would play five ODIs against India-A team next year and plans had been devised for more matches against best teams.
At the end, appreciation letters were distributed among media organizations and for Pajhwok Afghan News, the letter was received by editor Javed Hamim Kakar.
Afghanistan Radio and Television reporter Irfanullah Gardiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News at the ceremony that cricket had brought the most laurels home and it was their journalistic responsibility to provide information to fans about what was going on in the cricket world.
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