BCCI delegation reaches Kabul for future talks

It is learnt that the officials of BCCI and ACB will be engaged in talks as to how to develop the cricketing affairs between the two countries.

(Third from left): Pradip Buragohain, Amitabh Choudhary, Atif Mashal with the officials in Kabul on Tuesday.   -  ACB

A Board of Control for Cricket in India delegation reached Kabul on Tuesday to discuss bilateral ties and cricket development with Afghanistan Cricket Board.

On a formal invitation by the ACB, the BCCI delegation — headed by acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary — was welcomed by ACB chief, Atif Mashal.

With the two countries set to face off in a one-off Test in Bengaluru from June 14, the visit is quite timely. It is learnt that the officials of BCCI and ACB will be engaged in talks as to how to develop the cricketing affairs between the two countries.

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BCCI has always backed the ACB, and has played a key role in developing the game in the war-torn nation. In 2015, the BCCI had played a key role in handing over a ground in Greater Noida as Afghanistan’s ‘away venue’.

Earlier this year, the board also allotted the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Dehradun as the second venue for Afghanistan. And the Afghan team will play Bangladesh in a three-match T20 series in Dehradun later this week.