Summary: The Embassy welcomes the Afghan National Cricket Team for iftar.
The Embassy was honored host the National Cricket Team of Afghanistan for iftar in the lead-up to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. The team, sporting their matching blue colours, were in high spirits as they were celebrating their victory over Pakistan the day before, which made for a pleasant and jubilant atmosphere. Key members from the Afghan diaspora, senior diplomats and Embassy staff were privileged to meet the team, with whom they discussed the games ahead.
Ambassador Jawad said, addressing the team, that it was a “great privilege” to share iftar with “the national heroes of Afghanistan”, and wished them success in their next warm-up match with England.
Afghanistan bowled out Pakistan for 262 runs in their warm-up match in Bristol on Friday 24th of May 2019, beating them by three wickets. Emboldened, the team now looks ahead for what is likely to be a thrilling installment of the ICC World Cup, the country’s second. Afghanistan will play the defending champions, Australia, for their opening game on Saturday, 1 June.