Afghanistan board to award central contracts to 25 female cricketers; to form Women's team

The board took the decision after conducting a training camp last month.

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The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Thursday (November 5) confirmed to award central contract to 25 women cricketers in order to set-up Afghanistan’s national women’s team.

The ACB organized a training camp for 40 women cricketers, out of which 25 were selected and will be handed the central contracts soon by the Afghanistan board.

The camp adhered to the Islamic and traditional Afghan values and after this successful camp, ACB wants to organize another training camp for women in other Islamic countries as well.

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In a statement on Thursday, the ACB said: “To form a national women’s team, ACB had organized a training camp for 40 female cricketers out of which 25 were selected and will be awarded central contracts very soon. The training camp, which was conducted considering Islamic and traditional Afghan values, concluded today.

During the camp, which commenced on October 17, the players were trained in batting, bowling, fielding, and to strengthen their physical fitness.”

The statement further reads, “As per ICC requirements, ACB wants to have a women cricket team, albeit adhering to the traditional Afghan and Islamic values. ACB also intends to hold a training camp in near future for the women's team in one of the Islamic countries.”

(With ACB Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 06 Nov, 2020

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