The money, to be given over three years, is aimed at developing more competitive teams among ICC Full, Associate and Affiliate members. The earliest record of cricket in Afghanistan is of British troops playing a match in Kabul in 1839, though it appears that no long lasting legacy of cricket was left by the British. In the semi-finals the Afghans defeated Kuwait by 8 wickets. [32] [55] According to the ICC Future Tours Programme for 2019–23, Afghanistan are scheduled to play thirteen Tests. The helmets are also red. Asghar Afghan has command of all three formats of the Afghanistan cricket team. The Afghanistan cricket team completed another tour in June 2017, this time facing the West Indies. They continued to play cricket on their return to their home country. Afghanistan Cricket Board on Friday appointed Rashid Khan Arman as the National Cricket Team’s captain. In July 2014 Afghanistan toured Zimbabwe to play its 1st full series against a full member. In June 2018, Afghanistan Lost their maiden Test match, to hosts India by innings and 262 runs, despite being able to all-out a strong Indian team in the first innings. They played in two Pakistani tournaments in 2003, winning their first match that year. The conflict in Afghanistan shortly afterwards led to a large number of Afghan refugees fleeing to Pakistan, where some learned to play cricket, and the presence of Pakistani peacekeeping troops in Afghanistan later helped this process. A cricketer who has a symbol of next to a Test match series describes their role as captain and their participation in at least one game for the team. [47] They performed better in the ODI series, seizing a 1–1 draw after the final match was washed out with no result. Afghanistan (275: Shah 67*, Davey 4–53) beat Scotland (125: Taylor 48*, Dawlatzai 6–57 and 145: Coetzer 57, Dawlatzai 5–37) by an innings and 5 runs. Afghan was appointed to the post in 2015. Like all sports, cricket was initially banned by the Taliban, but cricket became an exception in 2000 (being the only sport in Afghanis… This comes after Asghar Afghan, the former captain of the team was removed from the post on April 19 after the cricket board opted for split captaincy, with Gulbadin Naib for ODI, Rahmat Shah … On 22 June 2017, the International Cricket Council (ICC) awarded Afghanistan full Test status, along with Ireland. Afghanistan toured the Caribbean islands in mid-June 2017 and played 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is. [64][65][66] In June 2018, after acquiring test status, Afghanistan changed their home base to Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun, Dehradun. Afghanistan is a top cricket playing nation, and is a full member of ICC. Cricket has been played in Afghanistan since the mid-19th century, but it was only early in the 21st century that the national team began to enjoy success. On 25 February 2015, Afghanistan won their first Cricket World Cup match beating Scotland by one wicket. International match summary – Afghanistan[72][73][74], Afghanistan played their first ever test match against India on 14 June 2018 at Bengaluru, India. [11], In January 2009, Afghanistan progressed to the 2009 World Cup Qualifier by winning Division Three of the World Cricket League in Buenos Aires, topping the table on net run rate ahead of Uganda and Papua New Guinea. [50] In order to achieve this, ACB created a proposal to be presented to BCCI, to secure annual bilateral matches against India and teams touring India beginning the following year. [54] In December 2017, the ICC confirmed that Afghanistan were scheduled to play their first Test against India, in late 2018. Afghanistan also won the ICC Intercontinental Cup match, by the margin of an innings and 172 runs. The following are the main cricket stadiums in Afghanistan: In test matches, Afghanistan wears cricket whites, with optional sweaters and vests for cold weather, with the ACB logo on the right breast of the shirt, the manufacturer logo on the leading arm sleeve and the sponsor logo on the center of the shirt.