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News: Afghanistan scrap past Essex 2nd XI….

Nothing else is available at the momment except for the following information:

Essex 2nd XI 238-9 off 40 overs (Will Jefferson 65, Graham Napier 96)
Afghanistan 242-9 off 39.2 overs (Napier 3-24)
Afghanistan won by one wicket

Now please someone explain to me, what is wrong with the ICC structure that the team that loses to English 2nd XI counties, Bermuda, is playing the world cup and has ODI status, while the country that is beating them is probably not even going to qualify for the WCQS Div III this year !!! ICC needs to organize some benchmarking tournaments to first see accurately what is going on in the 10-15 strongest associates below test level.

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  1. June 21, 2006 at 5:54 am

    that is a nice coment i like it and thanks for the score Nasir

  2. June 21, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    FYI, in a previous match, Afghanistan had lost to the Louderbrough UCCE team. Batting first Afghanistan made 254 in 40 overs, but UCCE team was able to achieve the target (not known how easily, or with difficulty). So at the momment, Afghanistan has played 5, won 4 and lost 1. But I think what matters is that they beat a county 2nd XI, which augours really well, and the county may actually think about hiring a player or so for their own seconds team.

  3. June 21, 2006 at 2:05 pm

    We are hosting the Afghanistan cricket Federation in their last tour match tommorrow. I got a litle update for you – Nabi scored another century in the Essex match which they obviously won. ACF also beat Glamorgan 2nd XI by 2 wickets. Today the match against Leicestershire 2nd XI was finely balanced with Leicester chasing ACF’s 250 off 40 overs and were 120 – 1 off 26 overs. Sadly Loughborough University beat ACF in a close match. The Essex team had Grant Flower in it and Jeremy Snape who is Leicestershire’s 1st Team Captain was playing today for the 2’s as he is retuning from a hand injury. Our match tommorrow is billed as a chance for village cricketers from Afghanistan a chance to play quintessential English village cricket. It is going to be a well supported day, great fun with great cricket. I will try and get you some feedback from the players. Just so you know – BBC World Service are going to be there to report live to the world service listeners in Afghanistan and also SKY SPORTS NEWS are having a live link. If the main objective was to raise the profile of Afghnistan cricket – they’ve done it – fabulously!

  4. June 21, 2006 at 2:20 pm

    Thanks a lot James.

    Do you have any idea about what eventually happenned in the Afghanistan v Leicester 2nd XI game?

  5. June 21, 2006 at 5:23 pm

    Sorry – not yet. I will know tomorrow so I will make sure I get you the news. Aswell as what happens in our match. I will try and get as much info as possible too – maybe the tour averages!

  6. Paul
    June 22, 2006 at 4:48 am

    Some interviews from the Essex game are up at http://www.phoenixfm.com/essex-afghanistan.php

  7. June 22, 2006 at 10:07 am

    I would also like to mention that there was no game between Afghanistan and Glamorgan 2nd XI. It was a game between Afghanistan and Wales Minor Counties. Just like England has major cricket counties and minor cricket counties, so does Wales, although they have only 1 major county i.e Glamorgan. All of their Minor counties are combined to form the Wales Minor Counties team, which is whom Afghanistan beat, not the Glamorgan 2nd XIs. I say that because on the Glamorgan site, they specifically dont mention any game against Afghanistan for their 2nd XI, and they printed Wales Minor Counties v Afghanistan in their schedule.

    So I think Afghanistan has managed to beat only 2 county second XIs. not bad for a country that practices on a road!!!

  8. July 9, 2006 at 3:44 am

    Dear Sir,

    Hope to be fine and doing well

    With due respect, I would like to say that, I read all the report of Afghanistan tour to England but when I heard that they won from a team whom captain is Grand Flower then I realized that our team (AFGHANISTAN) is a team which can do something or to become a good team but I have a suggestion that why the selector (I don’t know they have the selectors or not ) didn’t want to see the record of the player inside of Afghanistan I am playing in Nangarhar one of the province of Afghanistan where cricket has more fan and the cricket became the first of Nangarhar public but they didn’t refer to them and didn’t asked for a trail I mean most of the player are friend. really the most of them are very intelligent players but some of them are coming by recommendation. I just want that God give us a good team which will play just for Afghanistan not …
    If you have the facilities to transfer this message to MR. Shah Zada “Masoud” the chief of Afghanistan cricket it will be your kind cooperation but secretly don’t give my email address and also send me the feedback

    Best regards

    Love from Nangarhar

  9. March 13, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    This is Mr Khalid Stanikzai from Afghanistan from Nagrahar now i am in Pakistan in Peshawar city i am doing Circket in Afghan club in Pakistan in Peshawar city i am must doing love with Afghan Circket team i love Afghanistan and the land of Afghanistan and we apply to bashir i think he also from Nagrahar we invite him to send me an email to me on this emai adress . khalidstanikzai2008@hotmail.com

  10. dr Gulsher
    March 23, 2008 at 3:45 am

    Mohd. Nabi scored a century for pakistan customs team yesterday in de ongoing one day compeition (abn amro) between first class team.

  11. dr gulkhan
    March 25, 2008 at 1:21 am

    M. Nabi scored a century for pakistan Customs in ongoing ABN AMRO 50 over tournament of first class teams.

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