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2019 World Cup Trophy arrives in Kabul

2019 World Cup Trophy arrives in Kabul

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Dec 26, 2018 - 14:46

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): As part of its international trip, the 2019 Worldinfo-icon Cup Trophy on Wednesday arrived in Kabul for a three-day tour.

The trophy reached the Hamid Karzai International Airport at around 8am. Afghanistaninfo-icon Cricket Board Chairman Azizullah Fazli received the trophy.

Also in attendance were Meshrano Jirgainfo-icon Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar, Shafiq Stanikzai, national team players and other officials. They welcomed and received the trophy.

Cricket fans welcomed the trophy with the traditional Afghan dance called Atan. Muslimyar termed the arrival of the trophy in the country a historical moment.

He congratulated the nation and praised national players, saying their efforts had that the trophy to tour Afghanistan.

ACB chairman Azizullah Fazli also congratulated the Afghans and said: “It is a proud moment for the nation and the arrival of the trophy shows ICC’s confidence in the Afghan government and ACB.”

He said the trophy, during its three-day tour of Afghanistan, it would be displayed in Bamyan, Herat and Kandahar provinces to promote cricket there.

Shafiq Stanikzai, executive director of ACB, expressed happiness on the trophy’s arrival and hoped the national team would win and bring it home.

Skipper Asghar Afghan, while congratulating the nation, said: “We will try our best to win this World Cup Trophy.”

The 2019 World Cup One Day International (ODI) will be hosted by England and Wales from May 30 to July 14.

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