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Great news coming from the land of Afghanistan is that the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB)  has decided to award a central contract to 25 women players in order to set-up Afghanistan’s national women’s team.

A training camp for 40 female cricketers was organized, out of which 25 were selected and will be awarded central contracts. The camp adhered to the Islamic and traditional Afghan values. ACB wants to organize another training camp for women in other Islamic countries as well.

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As per ICC requirements, ACB wants to have a women cricket team: Afghanistan Cricket Board

The ACB released an official statement giving information about the camp where 25 out of 40 female cricketers were selected to form the national team. The board made sure that the Islamic and Afghan values were followed. In the camp which began on 17th October, players were trained in all three departments of the game and were given training for improving physical fitness.

The ACB said in an official statement, “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 was commenced on 17th October, the players were trained in batting, bowling, fielding, and to strengthen their physical fitness.”

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As per ICC requirements, ACB will form a women’s cricket team while also following their religion and cultural values. The board is also hopeful of conducting more such camps in other Islamic countries as well for women.

“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,” the statement added.

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Torchbearers like Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Rashid Khan have put Afghanistan on the map of the cricket world. These cricketers are the ambassador of talent in Afghanistan and are holding the flag high of their nation.

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