|Afghanistan flying the flag at Al Dhaid|
UAE Emirates Cricket Board Administrator Mazhar Khan says, “7000 Afghan fans is what we have come to expect at every big match featuring Afghanistan in the UAE and giving Afghanistan use of Sharjah and Al Dhaid is not only a feather in the cap for cricket here but a revitalisation of cricket in the country. Sharjah Cricket Stadium, having marked its 200th ODI this week, is on course to keep on adding to this mark. Cricket should be played as much as possible and enjoyed by as many as possible at all times, and Afghanistan bring a freshness and energy to cricket that is good to see.”
Following on from their last two tournament successes in UAE, the 2009 ACC Twenty20 Cup and the ICC World T20 Qualifier 2010 Afghanistan’s national team is currently in Sharjah playing a 4-day ICC Intercontinental Cup match against Canada, after which they will return to Kabul on February 25. Following that, their next international matches will be in the 50-over ACC Trophy Elite Cup in Kuwait at the end of March.
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Filed Feb 22nd, 2010