Speenghar regional cricket team led by Najib Taraky crowned champion of the 3rd season of ASA championship as they finished first among 6 participants teams.
The final leg matches of the tournament held in Khost and Nangahar provinces where Speen Ghar beat Bost by 6 wickets & defending champion registered first-ever win of the championship beating Amo by 8 wickets respectively.
Ahmad Shah Abdali First Class tournament played in two phases due to other domestic tournaments & unavailability of the national cricketers. Overall 25 matches have been played in the tournament where after 9 completed matches Speen Ghar finished on the top with the most 136 points, Amo second with 94 points, is e-Ainak third with 83 points, Bost fourth with 74 points, Kabul fifth with 57 points and the champion of the previous two seasons Band e-Amir at the bottom sixth with just 56 points in 9 completed matches during this season. Afghanistan cricket board CEO Mr.Lutfullah Stankizai & Khost governor were among the quests in the final ceremony held in Khost cricket ground. Lutfullah Stanikzai in his speech described First-Class games as important for Afghanistan cricket & players to showcase their talent & technical assistance & pledged ACB’s commitment toward the championship.
Also, Halim Fedaye Khost governor linked domestic cricket with a domestic economy that is providing & unleashing new talent for Afghanistan to compete at the top level.
He also appreciated Afghanistan cricket board efforts for such opportunities to domestic cricketers. Najib Taraky the captain of the champion team Speen Ghar awarded as the best batsman of the tournament with the most 828 runs with the help of the most 4 centuries including a double one too.
Amo’s left-arm spinner who is picked to represent Afghanistan U 19 cricket team in South Africa next year declared bowler of the tournament with the most 46 wickets in just 6 matches he played. Bost’s captain & wicket-keeper batsman Munir Ahmad Kakar won the player of the tournament award as he finished second top scorer with 809 in 9 completed matches which include a double century as well.