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ACB, BCCI sign deal allowing Afghans to use Indian ground

ACB, BCCI sign deal allowing Afghans to use Indian ground

Dec 10, 2015 - 20:27

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Afghanistaninfo-icon Cricket Board (ACB) on Thursday announced signing an agreement with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Under the accord, Afghan would use Indian cricket grounds for training purposes, a step that would help boost bilateral ties, ACB spokesman Farid Hotak told Pajhwok Afghan News

The Afghan would be allowed to host matches and train at the Greater Noida Cricket Stadium, around 30 kilometers from the Indian capital New Delhi.

Hotak said the agreement was signed between ACB Chief Executive Shafiq Stanikzai, BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur and India Premier League (IPL) Director Rajiv Shukla in Delhi.

The Afghans will host an Under-19 ODI series against Zimbabwe at the stadium from December 13. Stanikzai said they would host international matches at the ground. He thanked India for its support.

Meanwhile, Thakur also pledged India’s top cricketers such as Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Venkata Laxman would help train the Afghan stadium.

Greater Noida Cricket Stadium, built in 2014, has the capacity accommodate 40,000 spectators.



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