June 10, 2010

Afghanistan

Kabul and Paktia clash in Etisalat Trophy final

Tony Munro

Afghanstan's main domestic event, the Etisalat Trophy 50-over Interprovincial tournament reaches its climax on Thursday when Kabul meets Paktia in the final at Kabul's National Youth Cricket Ground.

Kabul, which is believed to mainly feature players from other provinces, qualifed with a convincing 159 run semi-final win over Panjshir, while Paktia eased past Laghman by three wickets with 2.2 overs remaining to earn their place. Batting first, Kabul posted 225 for eight from their 50 overs before skittling Panjshir for just 66. Paktia bowled out Laghman for a credible 223 all out from 48.1 overs then continued its solid batting in this tournament getting home for the loss of seven wickets.

Both Kabul and Paktia won four matches to reach the final. Players wore coloured clothing throughout the tournament which was shown live on Afghan television.

Meanwhile, a meeting between Afghanistan Cricket Board officials and discontented members of the national team has resulted in the inclusion of Dawlat Ahmadzai at the expense of Murad Ali for the ICC World Cricket League Division One tournament in Netherlands next month.

It is not known whether the future of the CEO, Dr Aimal Shenwari or Chief Selector, Dr Hamid Shenwari has been settled. The players had threatened to boycott the tournament if the pair retained their positions.

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Posted by Rahmatullah on (July 8, 2010, 14:12 GMT)

Afganistan have a great players if the ICC help to Afghanistan cricket board ing make a Studium and also find batting coach it will be beeter in the future.

Posted by Rahmatullah on (July 8, 2010, 14:11 GMT)

Afganistan have a great players if the ICC help to Afghanistan cricket board ing make a Studium and also find batting coach it will be beeter in the future.

Posted by Awaljan Taniwal on (July 6, 2010, 20:20 GMT)

the international donors should help our sports side also , we need to train , actually cricket is very new for Afghanistan and most of the peoples dont know the rolls of cricket,

Posted by asad khan on (June 23, 2010, 13:27 GMT)

salamona that is very infortant for our futurs cricket in afghanistan and i hope the youngster get some benifits from this to go forward in national team .............we love afghanistan and cricket

Posted by Naqibullah Ghaiury on (June 23, 2010, 5:51 GMT)

This is a very good chance for the youngster players to elected into our Lovely Afghanistan Team Play like Hameed Hussin and Mirwais Ashrif The Afghan Super Star Cricket Players Best of Look for Kabul Team

Posted by ak ahmadzai on (June 19, 2010, 22:35 GMT)

this is very good thinking because if they keep playing like these kind of tounaments (provence vs provence) this will be a practice for players and they can find good players for afghanistan international team.(good luck)

Posted by hamedjan on (June 12, 2010, 5:28 GMT)

this very good future cricket in afghanistan wishe u best luck

Posted by shahid on (June 12, 2010, 5:00 GMT)

Its a great news to hear and see the domestic cricket in afghansitan and it surely helps our team to perorm better in international series and improve their selves.

Posted by wadood jumriani on (June 12, 2010, 3:37 GMT)

im an afghan from pa .i played cricket from my school in karachi then inter college from comerce college.i played from alfateh club inshort im big cricket fan and watching afghanistan played makes me feel proud and sad cuz afghanistan had n team then anyways please keep politcs away from cricket cuz afghanistan is improving and should concentrate just on thier game cuz they have to go along way but with politics around they will vainshed from the international level so pleaseeee keep thepolitics away thanks .

Posted by Alexandria on (June 11, 2010, 0:57 GMT)

Its about time Afghanistan were promoted to associates seeing as they are better than most the Associates if they dont have the organisation required the ICC should liase with the Afghani Board and fast track them it seems strange that an affiliate is in the top 14 sides in the world they should be Associates

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