PCB offers Afghan cricketers to use its grounds, facilities
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has offered Afghan players, who have exhibited a meteoric rise in recent years, to use its cricketing facilities
PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan, speaking to a private TV channel, hoped the Afghanistan squad would emerge as a redoubtable side in the years ahead.
He said Afghan cricketers, blessed with enormous talent, had considerably honed their skills in a short span of time.
“Afghanistan showed an impressive performance in the series they won against Zimbabwe,” he said, adding the Afghan were welcome to use PCB’s facilities, grounds etc.
Shaharyar, whose grandmother was an Afghan, continued players from the neighbouring country could come to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for coaching.
Afghanistan, which recently got a home base near India’s capital New Delhi, has been using the Sharjah Cricket Stadium since 2010.
Under an agreement with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Afghanistan has been allowed to utilise facilities of the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex in Greater Noida.
Many of them of born and bred in Pakistan, the Afghans got a taste of cricket in refugee camps before gaining access to top-class facilities and coaching.
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