After a successful campaign in the 2018 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup where they reached the semi finals, the Afghanistan Under 19 team returned home today.
They received a warm welcome by government officials, Members of Parliament and fans at the Hamid Karzai International Airport.
Addressing the press, ACB CEO, Shafiq Stanikzai said:” The under 19 team return home having achieved a lot. They have strengthened the base for cricket in the country for the next 15 years.”
Afghanistan Under 19 captain, Naveen ul Haq expressed confidence in his team who reached the semi finals against all odds. He said, “ We were strong enough to be contenders not only for the semi-final but also for the title itself.” He added , “ It is cricket. Sometimes even good teams fall short.”