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CEO, Indian minister to watch Indo-Afghan encounter

CEO, Indian minister to watch Indo-Afghan encounter

Jun 14, 2018 - 08:14

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Chief Executive of Afghanistaninfo-icon Dr. Abdullah Abdullah will watch Afghanistan’s Test debut in Bengaluru against India today (Thursday).

Indian Minister of State for Sportsinfo-icon Rajyavardhan Rathore would also be witnessing the historic one-off Test match between the worldinfo-icon’s best side and the visitors, The Hindu reported.

The newspaper characterised the event as successful culmination of India’s sports diplomacy with Afghanistan. Cricket cooperation between the two nations began in 2001.

One unnamed official told the daily: “This is the first match of Afghanistan after achieving Test status last year. India has been associated with the development of cricket in Afghanistan since 2001.”

The visitors will be led by Asghar Stanikzai and the hosts by Ajinkya Rahane in the absence of Virat Kohli.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud


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