Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali, the Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in New Delhi met with Amitabh Chaudhry, Director, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) at the Embassy on May 10, 2018.

At the outset, the Afghan Ambassador welcomed the Director of BCCI to the Embassy of Afghanistan and lauded the efforts of Indian Cricket Board and the cooperation extended by the Indian government to strengthen the Afghan National Cricket Team, including gaining the test nation Status.

Terming cricket as a tool to further enhance ties between the two nations and bringing unity among the people of India and Afghanistan, Dr. Abdali expressed his contentment over Afghan cricket team using India as a home ground.

During this meeting, both sides emphasized on strengthening cooperation between the two nations through cricket and appreciated the key role played by the Afghan players in the IPL matches.

The Director of the Indian Cricket Board also informed about the upcoming cricket test match between India and Afghanistan scheduled to be held on June 14, 2018 in Bangalore city, India which will witness the participation of the high level governmental officials from both the countries.

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