The main aim is to develop cricket opportunities at the school level and covers issues of junior player development and physical infrastructure
The Afghanistan Cricket Board and the Afghan Ministry of Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Mondaywhich will introduce cricket into the physical education curriculum of schools in the country.
The MoU includes the development of cricket development opportunities at the school level and covers issues of junior player development and physical infrastructure in schools.
The CEO of the ACB, Dr. Noor Mohammad Murad, said at the signing ceremony: “The ACB is working to make Afghanistan one of the world’s leading cricket nations and we know that we will not be able to achieve this without providing opportunities for children and young people to learn the game and participate in it.”
“The development of this MoU in collaboration with the MOE is a huge step forward for cricket in Afghanistan,” he continued, “ and we want to have a cricket development pathway from the young beginners through to the regional, national and international levels. School cricket will provide a huge step in this pathway. The implementation of the MoU will not only provide a cricket environment for school students, but will also provide a fundamental level of development structure for improving cricket in the country”.
“We are committed to ensuring quality cricket experiences for children and young people. With children from First to Twelfth Classes learning and enjoying their participation in cricket the game in Afghanistan will continue to grow and prosper.”