By: Monitoring Desk
KABUL: Addressing national squad, Afghanistan Cricket Board Chairman Farhan Yusefzai urged players to play with a patriotic spirit and strive to give their best performance in the important series. He was talking to national players ahead of their tour of Sri Lanka where they face Pakistan in a three-match ODI series. Yusefzai added that not only ACB but the whole Afghan nation looks forward to witnessing great performance from the national team against Pakistan. He further stated,” Team unity and hard work will lead you to victory.” Yusefzai also recalled his meeting with H.E President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and delivered his best wishes for the national team.
He added, “President appreciated your achievements and expressed his best wishes for further success of the national team.” The ACB Chairman also added that the players will be rewarded handsomely if they perform well against Pakistan.
He called on players to play with a strong and positive mindset to return good results. Concluding his remarks, Yusefzai applauded ACB CEO, Dr. Hamid Shinwari’s management of executive affairs citing positive reforms.
ACB CEO also addressed the meeting and called the upcoming contest a vital one for Afghanistan. In his address, Dr. Shinwari added that the recent training camps held for the national squad will prove helpful as it strengthened the skills of the players and mentally prepared them for the upcoming competition.
Concluding the meeting, Captain Hashmatullah Shahidi delivered his remarks on behalf of the national team.
He said, ” With prayers from our fans and support from ACB, we feel confident and strive to win the upcoming contests.
I have great respect for all my senior and junior teammates and, our preparation together will give us the positive morale that we need in the series ahead.” Afghanistan National squad will soon travel to Sri Lanka for the ICC ODI Super League matches against Pakistan.