Afghanistan made their first appearance in 50-over World Cup this year © Getty Images
Afghanistan made their first appearance in 50-over World Cup this year © Getty Images

New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur met Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) secretary Shafiq Stanikzai and assured help for the development of the game in their country. “Had a fruitful meeting with Afghan Cricket Board officials,” Thakur said in a tweet and also retweeted a picture of the meeting with Afghan cricket officials. Earlier this year, the ACB had urged BCCI to help them in development of the game in their country and also requested the Indian board to ensure that their players get to use the state of the art facilities in India.

It has been learnt that ACB requested BCCI to make atleast one of their multiple venues available to their players and Thakur had promised them to help in this regard. The Indian government had also approved a grant of USD 1 million for construction of a cricket stadium in Kandahar.