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KP team in Nangarhar to warm up Afghan U-19s



KP team in Nangarhar to warm up Afghan U-19s

Dec 06, 2013 - 11:29

KABULinfo-icon (PAN): Following a formal invitation by Afghanistaninfo-icon Cricket Board (ACB), a cricket team from Pakistaninfo-icon’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has arrived in eastern Nangarhar province to play friendly matches with Afghan under-19 squad, an official said Friday.

ACB spokesman Farid Hotak told Pajhwok Afghan News the visiting Malik Sportsinfo-icon Club from KP arrived via Torkham border crossing the other day.

The two sides will play five one-day matches at the Ghazi Amanullah Khan International Cricket Stadium in Jalalabad.

Hotak said the matches would help Afghanistan under-19 crew better prepare for the ACC Asia Cup in the UAE, which will begin on December 28.

He said the matches would begin on Saturday and last a week, saying it was for the second time a foreign cricket team was touring Afghanistan.

A team from Tajikistan is expected to tour Afghanistan soon for a match with Afghanistan-A cricket team at the same venue, Hotak said.



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