Publish dateSunday 27 November 2022 - 13:16
Story Code : 261529
Afghan cricket team moves its homeground to the UAE
Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and the Emirates Cricket Board have entered into a five-year mutual cooperation agreement.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Monitoring,The five-year agreement will allow ACB to utilize UAE’s world-class venues for its home fixtures.
In 2016, Shahid Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex in Greater Noida became the home ground for the Afghanistan national cricket team after they previously played out of Sharjah, in the UAE.
According to the ACB, Afghanistan will play a series of three-T20I matches annually, against the UAE, for the duration of the agreement.
In return, the Emirates Cricket Board will provide valuable logistic support to the Afghanistan Cricket Board, including visa assistance and office space.
Naseeb Khan, the ACB CEO, acknowledged the cooperation between both countries and expressed his confidence that this fruitful agreement will serve and benefit both parties’ future goals and ambitions.
Mubashir Usmani, the General Secretary of the Emirates Cricket Board said: “Both parties, the Emirates Cricket Board and the Afghanistan Cricket Board enjoy long and cordial relations and we are happy to support the ACB in ensuring that they have a home for their cricket.
“We are also thankful to the Afghanistan Cricket Board for agreeing to play a series of T20I matches against UAE Team each year. This will provide our UAE team with invaluable exposure and help in their development.”
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