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Cricketers Raise fund for Kunduz Victims

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The Afghanistan star cricketers have united off the field to raise funds for the thousands of victimized families of Kunduz.

More than 450,000 Afghanis have been raised for Kunduz victims during all Cricket Stars charity match organized by Afghanistan Cricket Board in Kabul on 21 October, 2016.

Kunduz province Hostilities on October 3, 2016 with attacks by the militant’s in northern city of Kunduz. As a result of the ongoing conflict, approximately 20,000 families are affected and displaced in Kunduz, and are in need of immediate assistance.

To help raise funds for the victims, ACB organized all-stars cricketers Twenty20 match in that included national players in two teams encountering each other at Kabul International Cricket Ground.

Apart from donating money to charity, medicine worth $14,700 and food items were also pledged during the match.

The match ended with Asghar Stanikzai-led Chairman XI beating Mohammad Nabi-led ACB XI by eight wickets and with 10 balls remaining.

ACB XI, who batted first, posted a total of 159 all out in the last over with Javed Ahmadi top scoring (38) followed by Norowz Mangal (29). Captain Nabi was out for a duck as he was caught by Usman Ghani with bowling by Amir Hamza. Naveen-ul-Haq and Amir Hamzai took three wickets each for Chairman XI.

In the chase of 160, Mohammad Shahzad blasted 64 off 52 balls before being retired. Another major contributor was captain Stanikzai who smashed 58 off 31 balls.

Thousands of cricket fans gathered in Alokozay – Kabul Cricket Stadium to watch All Stars Charity match between ACB XI and Chairman XI.

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