Noor Ul Haq Malikzai is National Cricket Player from Afghanistan. Noor Malikzai has previously represented Afghanistan u19 National Team as a Captain. So far he has played 2 ODI matches versus Scotland and Kenya in 2010 and 2011 respectively. Noor is also playing for Al Masafi Cricket Club based in Afghanistan. In an interview with Vishal Yadav, Noor highlighted some of the progress that Afghanistan Cricket has made in the recent years.
1. Tell us about you?
Full Name: Noor Ul Haq Malikzai
Date of Birth: 2/4/1992
Playing Role: National Player, Batsman
Batting Style: right hand batsman
Bowling Style: right arm leg break
Address: Kabul, Afghanistan
Excerpts from an Interview with Noor ul Haq Malikzai from Afghanistan by Vishal Yadav
2. At Present: Are you a Coach? A cricket player? A cricket related business? A club Owner? A cricket Fan? Mention your work profile (if anything else).
I am a national cricket player and captan of Al masafi cricket club.
3. Are you playing cricket currently? If Yes - Since how long are you playing cricket? What level of cricket have you played so far in your country?
Yes currently I am playing in Afghanistan National Cricket team and played 2 one day International and participated in two world cup under 19 as a captain.
4. Do you play for any club or a team? Mention their names? When was it founded? Where are you working currently?
Yes I am the captain of the club in my country named Al masafi cricket team. Also playing in Dubai lions club in Dubai as well as in Srilankan kurunegala club.
5. Where do you and your team see yourself in coming 5 years? Where do you want to focus in order to improve your cricket?
Insha Allah our cricket is improving day by day our cricket will go to top 10 International teams in five years . And I really want to improve my cricket in India and UK.
6. Do your club/association have any website or Facebook page? Mention their links.
7. Any recent achievements/activities that you had. (It could be organizing a small camp, or just playing a match or organizing a cricket camp or playing a tournament series) Do mention the date.
Recently I got 185 runs in the first ever first class 4 day match in Afghanistan. I became the first player who got first 100.
8. Would you like to come to India for a tournament or a coaching camp? Or do you want to travel any other country (if Yes, please mention the name)?
Definitely I want to come to India for cricket. It's my dream to play under a good coach to improve my batting.
9. What are the challenges you are facing in your country's cricket? If any, how do you feel to overcome those challenges?
There is a lot of challenge but being a cricketer I am a fighter and only performance can take you high.
10. One thing that you instantly need that would boost the involvement of people in your country's cricket?
11. Name any 3 active Cricket Clubs from your locality, Country. Also mention the name and email id of these 3 clubs.
Almasafi cricket club
Hewad dost cricket club
Afghan rangers cricket
12. Would you like to nominate any club from your country for a free website from Global Cricket Community? If Yes, Why?
Almasafi Cricket Club