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Sunday May 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team succeeded to beat Scotland national cricket team in second One Day International (ODI) matches by two runs.
Farid Hotak spokesman of Afghanistan Cricket Board told BNA correspondent, Scotland players started the match and chosen a target of 326 runs in 50 overs, then Afghanistan cricket team were 269/3 in 44.5 overs and the match have stopped due to heavy rains.
It is mentionable that the first match of the tournament was canceled due to rain.

Friday May 10, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The 2019 ICC World Cup is scheduled to begin from May 30 in England and Wales and all the teams have nearly finalized their squads for the mega event. Also, the preparations are being done for the visual side of the tournament, given that new design jerseys are being launched by teams and Afghanistan have joined the list now by unveiling their kits. Afghanistan has decided to go with the blue color theme for their jersey and have actually unveiled two designs for the matching kit and one training kit as well. The main kit is similar to what the players have been wearing so far in their ODI matches.
With black and white pattern on the shoulder, representing the colors of their national flag. The training kit is teal in color with black colored trouser pants. Alternate jersey has a lot redder to it on the sides, while blue maintains its presence in the center.
Indian company to sponsor Afghanistan for the World Cup
Indian Dairy giants Amul has been announced as the sponsors of Afghanistan team for the ICC World Cup 2019. The logo of brand Amul will appear on the leading arm of the Afghanistan team playing jerseys as well as on the training kits throughout the showpiece event.
“We are excited about being associated with Afghanistan Cricket for the first time and Amul is hopeful that this team, rated as the fastest growing team in international cricket, will deliver outstanding performance in the World Cup,” GCMMF Managing Director RS Sodhi said according to Khaleej Times.
Afghanistan recently shocked the cricketing world by dumping their regular captain Asghar Afghan and naming Gulbadin Naib as the ODI captain, who will lead the team in World Cup as well. Rahmat Shah was named the Test captain and Rashid Khan named the T20I captain. Chief selector Dawlat Ahmadzai also backed Naib to do well in Afghanistan’s first World Cup as full ICC member.
Afghanistan is scheduled to play two warm-up matches against Pakistan and England on May 24 and 27 respectively before starting their World Cup campaign against Australia on June 1.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Dairy major Amul will be the principal sponsor of the Afghanistan cricket team for the upcoming ICC World Cup hosted by England and Wales, its Managing Director RS Sodhi said Tuesday in New Delhi.
Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets dairy products under Amul brand, exports around? 200 crore worth of products annually to the neighboring country.
Amul will be the principal sponsor of Afghanistan cricket team in the coming ICC World Cup.  We believe that Afghanistan will be a strong contender as it is fastest-growing team,” Sodhi told reporters here.
This is the third time that Amul is sponsoring a cricket team in the World Cup, he said adding that the company had associated with New Zealand and Holland teams in earlier World Cup tournaments.
When asked about the sponsorship deal with the Afghanistan cricket team, he declined to comment.
However, Sadhi said the company annually spends only 0.8 per cent of its annual turnover on advertisement.
GCMMF posted a 13 per cent increase in turnover at? 33,150 crore during the last fiscal year driven by strong growth in volume.
Elaborating more on the tie-up, Sodhi said the logo of brand Amul will appear on the team jerseys as well as on training kits throughout the World Cup.
‘We will try to leverage from our association with the Afghanistan cricket team,” he said, when asked whether there are plans for TV campaign.
Sodhi also said Amul and Afghanistan share on old association and Khan Abul Ghaffar Khan, who is also known as Frontier Gandhi, had visited Amul facility in 1969.
“This is a big moment for Afghanistan cricket and we are happy that Amul will sponsor us for the world cup, “Afghanistan Cricket Board, Chief Executive Officer Asadullah Khan said.

Sunday, May 05, 2019

Kabul (BNA) With 241 points, Afghanistan are in the seventh slot on the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 table.
Pakistan ICC T20 World Cup champions in 2009 are at the top of the table, having 286 points, followed by South Africa (262) and India (260).
The ICC unveiled an expanded Men’s T201 Team Rankings table in Dubai on Friday, Austria, Botswana, Luxembourg and Mozambique are among the 80 teams figuring on the first men’s T201 ranking table.
The table includes all members meeting the criteria of having played six matches against other ICC members since May 2016.
The move to expand the table follows ICC’s decision last year that all men’s T20 matches between members from January 1, 2019 will be classified as internationals.
The qualification process for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup includes 58 T201 matches across five regional finals is likely to mean significant movements on the rankings over the coming months.
The first final was held in Papua New Guinea last month whilst the Africa final in Uganda (May19-24), the Europe final in Guernsey (June 15-19), the Asia final in Singapore (July 22-28) and the Americas final in the USA (August 19-25) are still to come.
Six of these teams will join hosts UAE, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Scotland and Zimbabwe in the global qualifier to improve their standings.
Afghanistan and Sri Lanka have moved up one place each to seventh and eighth positions respectively, with the West Indies falling to ninth position.

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