Cricket

By Abdullah Qazi (2010)

Considering the instability in Afghanistan, lack of resources, and little financial backing, the Afghanistan’s national cricket team has shocked the world with how well they have played and how far they have come.

Achievements

2010

  • Defeated Scotland by 7 wickets in the 3-day International Cricket Council (ICC) Intercontinental Cup match to win the trophy. (December 4th)
  • Received the silver medal in the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.
  • ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier (February 13th)

2009

  • Winners of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Twenty20 Cup 2009 (November 30th)
  • Participated in the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup Qualifier.  Finished 5th in the Super Eight, beat former World Cup player Scotland twice.
  • Achieved One-Day International  (ODI) status (April 17th)
  • Won Pepsi International Cricket Council World Cricket League Division 3

2008

  • Won Asian Cricket Council (ACC) U-17 Challenge Cup
  • Won Pepsi International Cricket Council World Cricket League Division 4
  • Came in third in the Asian Cricket Council Trophy Elite
  • Won International Cricket Council World Cricket League Division 5

2007

  • Won (joint winners) of the Asian Cricket Council Twenty20 Cup
  • Finalists in the Asian Cricket Council U-19 Elite Cup

2006

  • Third place in the Asian Cricket Council Trophy
  • In the tour of England – won six out of seven matches, defeating Leicestershire 2nd XI, Essex 2nd XI, Glamorgan 2nd XI, Hoddesdon, Ditchling and the Royal Military Academy
  • Defeated Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in Mumbai
  • Finalists in the Middle East Cup

2005

  • Finalist in the Asian Cricket Council U-15 Cup