KABUL Cricket Board (ACB) chief executive officer called on Afghan ambassador in New Delhi Shaida Mohammad Abdali earlier this week at the latter’s office.
The ACB in a statement said the aim behind the July 21 meeting was to seek the Afghan Embassy’s support in further strengthening India-Afghanistan cricket ties and to discuss existing opportunities for the Afghans after obtaining full membership of the International Cricket Board (ICC) this year.
Stanikazi thanked the Afghan Embassy for its usual cooperation in facilitating opportunities for the Afghan national side and sought the embassy’s support in exploring more opportunities for the Afghan Premier League (APL).
He requested the Embassy to obtain India’s collaboration in assisting with the APL and also solicit their players to play for the APL.
Abdali congratulated the Afghan team for its full membership in ICC once again and described the achievement as historic.
The Afghan ambassador assured the ACB CEO of the embassy’s full support and cooperation and affirmed that the Embassy would continue to explore and seek more opportunities for the national team as well as the APL.
At the end, both sides exchanged views on Afghan Cricket Board’s future plans and discussed possible opportunities.