Kabul: Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Friday announced that Nasir Jamsheed, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Sami, Salman Butt, Khalid Latif and Sikandar Raza International test, ODI and Twenty20 players are part of the Alokozay - Shpageeza Cricket League, 2016 to be held in Alokozay – Kabul International Cricket Stadium from August 9 – 19, 2016
“We are fully equipped and all the required arrangements are in place for foreign players. We have given chance to the younger players to play with international and experienced players and enhance their skills.”
“Afghanistan successfully hosted Disable Cricket Team of India in Kabul, we have proficient team and they are capable to host International players and teams, all the arrangement for international players will be as per standard.” Nasimullah Danish, Chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board.
International players will be added to the six cricket team include Amo Sharks, Band-E-Amir, Bost Defenders, Mis Ainak Knights and Kabul Eagles and Spinghar Tigers.
Sikandar Raza made his international debut for Zimbabwe, in the first ODI against Bangladesh, thus becoming the 116th player to appear for Zimbabwe in the format. Four months later, he made his Test debut too, against Pakistan in Harare. By the time
“Playing Alokozay - Shpageeza Cricket League will help Afghan players to improve and raise the standard of domestic cricket to such a high level that they play. International cricketers participating in the SCL will enjoy bigger crowd.” Chief Executive Officer of ACB, Shafiq Stanikzai
“Love of cricket energized me to reach Kabul and participate in this mega event organized by Afghanistan Cricket Board.” Nazir Shinwari is Australia based Afghan national.
Mr. Shinwari is an opening fast bowler playing for Sydney Thunder (Big Bash) and Black Town (Sydney). He is capable of bowling around the 130km/h (80mph) mark and is a very useful hard hitting lower order batsman.
Mr. Shinwari added that, “I must thanks Afghanistan Cricket Board for encouraging Afghan national to participate in this event.
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