As it is known that Afghanistan and BCCI share a friendly relation and in order to strengthen it, BCCI opened their arms to host Afghanistan’s first ever Test. Ahead of this historic Test, another big decision has been taken by the BCCI in favour of Afghanistan. Acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, during his visit to Kabul, announced that all the international teams touring India will now play one practice match against Afghanistan.
As reported by PTI, Choudhary is in Afghanistan capital to discuss the bilateral ties for future between the two cricketing nations. Afghanistan will play their first ever historic Test on June 14 at Bengaluru. On this occasion, Choudhary said it will be a vital addition in order to boost up the morale and skills of Afghanistan cricketers.
“Afghanistan is now a full member of ICC and we also enjoy cordial relations with BCCI which will be further strengthened as we strive to work together to further develop the game in the country,” said Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman Atif Mashal.
Choudhary said, “It is an honour to be here in Kabul being invited by Mr. President (Mashal). It is a privilege for us to be playing Afghanistan in their historic first Test match as we did not want to let go of this opportunity.”
“Cricket will further strengthen ties between the two countries and deliver a message of peace. Afghan players are well known and loved in India because of their participation in IPL which will increase in the coming years,” added BCCI acting secretary.
Mashal also thanked BCCI for providing a second stadium for Afghanistan to host home matches in Dehradun besides the one at Greater Noida. Afghanistan soon will be hosting a three T20I series against Bangladesh at Dehradun.