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ICC offers USD 1 million to Afghanistan for 2015 World Cup preparation

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ICC offers USD 1 million to Afghanistan for 2015 World Cup preparation

U-19 Elite Cup 2013 Semi FinalsInternational Cricket Council (ICC) have offered USD 1 million to Afghan national cricket team for their preparation for the 2015 World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand.

Afghanistan earned a spot in the next World Cup after defeating Kenya by seven wickets in Sharjah on Friday.

“All the money we will receive will allow us to develop the game even more, and it will also allow us to be as ready as we can be for the ICC Cricket World Cup We have already begun working on our plans and we are looking at a three-month camp for the players ahead of the tournament,” said Mohammad Noor, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) chief executive.

The ACB also expects to earn some revenue as part of the sponsorship deals which will follow as a result of the qualification. Noor added that the fans are excited about the prospect and also said that they were supportive throughout the qualifiers.

“It has been great for people back home to see the matches because it means they can now see the boys in action. The cricket team is now recognisable on the streets of Afghanistan. Cricket is already the most popular sport in Afghanistan and our idea, with the help of this extra money, is to further improve and develop so we can get even more participation in the country,” Noor said.



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