Afghanistan cricket team to shift their base from Sharjah to Noida

Afghanistan cricket team has moved to the UPCA stadium in Noida from their base in Sharjah and will now practice at this sign. Their matches will also be held at Noida after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Board of Control for Cricket in India and Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority.

As per the MoU, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) can now make utmost use of the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex. A Ranji Trophy match between Uttar Pradesh and Baroda has also been played at this venue.

Shafiq Stanikzai, CEO ACB, was quoted in a report from PTI saying, “First of all I would like to thank BCCI and Greater Noida Authority. We compliment the support of BCCI towards Afghanistan cricket development and the commitment they have shown so far is immense. We were trying a lot from the last few years to get some sort of support from BCCI as Afghanistan, you all know, is an emerging nation, which is knocking the door of Test cricket”

BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur too signed the MoU in the company of UPCA Secretary Rajeev Shukla gave his consent over the move and also praised Afghanistan cricket team for their prolific run in international cricket in the recent times.