Afghanistan’s national cricket team given major sports award!

ACB Chief posing with the Laureus "Spirit of Sport" award

Last night, in a star-studded event held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Afghanistan’s national cricket won the Laureus “Spirit of Sport” award. The Laureus World Sports Awards are viewed by many as sort of the “Oscars of sports”. It is held annually to celebrate the greatest achievements in the world of sports. Afghanistan’s national cricket team was given the award this year for their swift rise in the world of cricket. In the past 12 years, the Afghan team went from almost nothing to being a major player in international cricket. So far, the team has qualified for the one-day World Cup, as well as for 2 successive World T20s. A Laureus press release stated that “Afghanistan’s success on the pitch has, indeed, captured the imagination of the whole cricketing world”.

The award was officially accepted by the CEO of Afghanistan’s Cricket Board (ACB), Noor Mohammad Murad. Murad said that, “We are very proud to receive the Spirit of Sport Award, it recognizes the hard work of players, officials and administrators over the past 12 years in building cricket in our country.” He added that “Cricket is more than a game in Afghanistan. It is a tool which is making an impact in the development of peace, unity and development.”

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