Young Afghan cricket team enters World Cup quarter-finals; Afghanistan wins two ICC awards

п»їВ Afghanistan’s U19 (Under 19) cricket team officially entered the quarter-finals of the ICC (International Cricket Council) U19 World Cup after defeating Namibia by 4 wickets yesterday in Abu Dhabi. The U19 World Cup tournament consists of 16 teams, divided into 4 groups: A,B, C and D. Afghanistan is in Group B with Australia, Bangladesh, and Namibia. Australia and Afghanistan were the top 2 teams in Group B, and so both will progress to the Super League quarter-finals. Previously, Afghanistan also defeated Australia by 36 runs on February 17th. Their only loss so far came at the hands of Bangladesh, which was by 10 wickets. However, Afghanistan will move on to the quarter-finals instead of Bangladesh, as Afghanistan ended up with a higher Net Run Rate than Bangladesh, after they lost to Australia.

The success of the young Afghan team so far has proven that the future of Afghan cricket is very strong. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by the world. In fact, Afghanistan was awarded 2 awards by the ICC recently. The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) won the 2013 “Best Overall Cricket Development Programme” award and the “Best Junior Participation Initiative” award. The awards recognized the country’s efforts in developing the sport of cricket at all levels. Afghanistan has even introduced the sport into the school curriculum. The activities of the ACB has shown to be very successful as the Afghan cricket teams, both the national and younger teams, have done very well in international competitions.

February 20, 2014 В· admin В· No Comments
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