Afghanistan granted ACC’s full membership, announces ACB
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan has been granted full membership of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), with ACB chief getting the council executive committee’s membership as well, officials announced on Wednesday.
ACB director general Naseemullah Danish flanked by ACB CEO Shafiqullah Stanikzai informed reporters about the achievement at the Kabul International Cricket Stadium.
Danish attended ACC’s last meeting in Sri Lankan capital Colombo and returned to Afghanistan on Tuesday. The ACB executive director also got membership of the council’s executive committee.
Danish said ACC executive committee took critical decisions and Afghanistan would play a vital role in the decisions after gaining the membership.
He said CEO Stanikzai held useful talks with Bangladesh Cricket Board’s officials about the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, a One-Day cricket tournament to be played between June 1 and 18.
Stanikzai said the ACC had requested the ACB to let Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Bahrain and Qatar play at the Kabul Cricket Stadium and the ACB welcomed the demand. He said the teams would come to Afghanistan and the matches would be decided next year.
Cricket affairs observer and Loba Magazine editor-in-chief, Rahim Gul Sarwan, praised Afghanistan’s ACC membership as a great achievement.
He told Pajhwok Afghan News if foreign teams toured Afghanistan, it would help improve in the game in the country.
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