Now it’s not easy to beat Afghanistan in any stage- Raees Ahmadzai ( Coach Afghanistan ‘A’ Team).
Afghanistan team A will play their triangular Series against India A and South Africa A. Shafiqullah Shafaq Leading Afghanistan “A” team with a balance team structure of experience players and youngsters.
Ahmadzai will test their young talent by giving them an opportunity to show their talent and go forward, this series will be more important for the players who wish to make a place in National Squad.
Captain Shafiqullah Shafaq told to media “it will great experience to play against big teams and experience players, both India “A” and South Africa “A”. Both the team has more experience players in their, will be a great tour to learn from it , work on the weakness and learn more experience”.
Every Afghan cricket fan wants to see Afghan team on the big stage with big teams, Asmat safi wrote on his twitter “It’s not a small series against India A and south Africa A, it’s very big achievement to play with teams like India A and south Africa A, ACB have to work on A level, U19 level … to arrange matches with test playing nation.
Cricket is a new game for the Thailand. In 1995 ICC announced this country as affiliated member. After 10 years in 2005, Thailand got the status of an associated country with ICC. Mostly cricket played by Thai team against Asian teams under Asian Cricket Council.
There are a lot of opportunities in cricket and just need to get some good grounds. They organized the Women Asia Cup. It was a great achievement for them.
Mohideen A. Kader is chief executive and coach for Thailand cricket association. He played a brilliant role to develop the game in Thailand.
Bangkok Cricket League
The Bangkok Cricket League is a professional league in Bangkok, which has run under the guidance of the Cricket Association of Thailand since 2002. It's the most premier and largest league of Cricket in Thailand which is also officially recognized by the Sports Authority of Thailand. It is run voluntarily and independently by a dedicated group of people in Bangkok and is completely self-funded.
Indians who developed cricket in Thailand
I know some names from Thai cricket who are basically Indian but did an excellent job for cricket in Bangkok Pattaya or many regions in Thailand.
The first person is Mahesh Malini. He has a cricket club in Bangkok and we can give credit him for Bangkok Cricket League. His hardworking attitude established a new cricket opportunity there. He started a club with name Bangkok Cricket Club. He is still working on cricket development in Thailand country.
Harinder Singh (Bangkok Stars)
This gentleman's effort created a club in Bangkok.
The spirit of cricket comes from competition and he made this.
Manmohan Monty (Punjab cricket Club)
Rajesh Pillai (Kerala Strikers)
These are some Indian names who generated a competition and made an environment of cricket there.
Foreigners who played key role
Vaughan McClear is a big name in Bangkok Cricket. It's just not named, he did challenging work for cricket. He has a club Southern Cricket Club in Bangkok. There are two big names Mahesh and Vaughan McClear. McClear is a key person for Bangkok Cricket League.
Thailand cricket association organize some tournaments yearly.
U 19 boy’s games
U 19 women cricket
ACC U 16 Easter region
CAT T20 championship
Bangkok Cricket League
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