• publish: 21 August 2015
  • time: 2:34 pm
  • category: Sports
  • No: 785

Cricket Team made home after victory from Sri Lanka

The Afghanistan ‘A’ Cricket Team returned home with victory after playing two series of matches against Sri Lanka ‘A’ Cricket Team.

The Afghan team returned home on Thursday after participating in two series of matches against Sri Lank during their 21 days of stay in that country.

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) spokesman Farid Hotak said the Afghan team had four matches against Sri Lank ‘A’ team and won two of the matches.

Hotak further added that the Afghan team also played One Day International (ODI) matches with the Sri Lanka Development Cricket Team and won two of the matches.

He said one of the matches ended in draw due to rain and the fourt match was won by the Sri Lanka Development Cricket Team.

Cricket which was virtually unknown to Afghans two decades ago, has become the most popular sport in Afghanistan and had an astoishing rise during the recent years.

The Afghanistan cricket team started in Division 5 of the ICC World Cricket League in 2008 and it fast moved up the ranks until a win over Kenya in October 2013 secured Afghanistan a second-placed finish in the ICC World Cup League Championship.

The Afghan team came a spot in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 with that victory and made its maiden World Cup appearance by playing Bangladesh at Canberra’s Manuka Oval earlier this year.

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