The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has announced the start of the “Rahmat Wali” Emerging Cup, which will commence on Sunday, May 6, in Kandahar.
The event will feature four teams of emerging-level cricketers who have excelled at domestic and national-level events.
The event is being conducted to prepare Afghanistan Emerging Cricketers who may represent the Afghanistan Emerging Team in the upcoming Asian Cricket Council’s (ACC) Emerging Teams’ Cup, which will be held in July.
The Emerging Cup tournament was created by the ACC to develop the talents of the most prominent young cricketers of Asia.
All four teams competing will compete in a double round-robin format, with the top two teams advancing to the final on May 20 at Kandahar Cricket Stadium. Zwan Atalan, Hewad Satonki, Abaseen Zwanan, and Mah-e-Pal Stori are the names of the four teams participating in the event.
The Rahmat Wali Emerging Cup was recently added to the domestic cricket structure, which includes 12 other tournaments, including age-group competitions and two regional events for people with disabilities.
This week, the ACB announced the Emerging Cup 2023 Squads:
Allah Noor (c), Dil Agha, Uzair Khan, Naseeb Sherdali, Nasir Ahmad Ahmad, Ishaq Rahimi, Ijaz Ahmadzai, Usman Kham, Shams Kharokhil, Nasib Mangal, Izharulhaq Naveed, Mohammadullah Logari, Yousuf Zazai, Naveed Zadran, Haseeb Lakanwal
Reserves: Akbar Musazai, Abdullah Zadran
Zubaid Akbari (c), Tamim Surkhrodi, Mehbob Taskin, Asghar Atal, Abdul Hadi, Islam Zazai, Barakat Ibrahimzai, Zahid Salimi, Munir Zadran, Amir Zazai, Ahmad Wali, Ibrahim Masood, Ismat Alam, Mujeeb Zadran, Sami Bilal
Reserves: Waleed Stanikzai, Khair Mohammad
Rahmanullah Zadran (c), Sabawoon Bandoori, Masood Gurbaz, Naveed Obaid, Sediz Pacha, Ijaz Mehri, Mohib Zurmati, Jawed Sulimankhil, Salman Shinwari, Khyber Wali, Zia Zaland, Naveed Zabuli, Mohibullah Hamraz, Mohammad Gul, Mohammadullah Hamkar
Reserves: Abdullah Ahmadzai, Akbar Ali
Zohaib Zamankhil (c), Farmanullah Safi, Imran Mir, Yousuf Shah, Abid Mohammadi, Nasir Ahmad, Mohammadullah Karimi, Rokhan Zarmalwal, Bilal Sayedi, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Farhad Momand, Faisal Ahmadzai
Reserves: Zahid Afghan, Majeed Alam