Upper House of Afghanistan’s Parliament Praises U19 Cricket Team

Chairman of the Meshrano Jirga, Fazel Hadi Muslimyar (left) posing with ACB Chairman, Shahzada Masood (right)

The Upper House (Meshrano Jirga or House of Elders) of Afghanistan’s parliament awarded medals to Afghanistan’s U19 (Under 19) cricket team yesterday. Chairman of the Meshrano Jirga, Fazel Hadi Muslimyar, also presented an appreciation certification to the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) officials.

The team had come in first place in the recently held ACC (Asian Cricket Council) U-19 Premier League tournament. With this title, Afghanistan’s U19 team will now compete in the ICC (International Cricket Council) U19 World Cup in Bangladesh in 2016. Furthermore, the team had also defeated rival Pakistan 2-1 in their U19 tour in October.

The medals and certificates were given to the players and officials in a special ceremony held in the Meshrano Jirga Hall. ACB Chairman Shahzada Masood referred to the young players as “peace ambassadors, and said he believes the team will once again bring honor to the nation when they compete in the 2016 U19 World Cup.

November 26, 2014 В· admin В· No Comments
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