The starting point is schools cricket where schools are classified according to the support systems available to them such as facilities, coaching, and standard of play. As the majority of schools do not have the necessary support structures in place, ACB offers various regional and district programs to overcome this infirmity.
National interprovincial and regional tournaments are played at Under-13, under-15, under-17 and under-19 level for boys and at under-15 and under-19 level for girls. An important part of these tournaments is the identification of outstanding talents, particularly of disadvantaged cricketers, through the Talent Hunt Program (THP) so that the best players, irrespective of their circumstances, can represent Afghanistan at under-19 level and that ACB can put a truly representative side in the field at the ICC under-19 World Cup and Asia Cup.
Players can then advance to the next level of provincial competition across all three formats which is played on a semi-professional basis. This is supported by the National Cricket Academy and the involvement of the Afghan Cricketers which provide the necessary education, both on and off the field, to achieve a successful professional career.