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Cricket World Cup trophy begins Afghanistan tour on Wednesday

The International Cricket Council (ICC ) World Cup trophy will arrive in Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, December 26, officials said Sunday.
The trophy will also tour three other Afghan provinces, namely Bamyan, Herat and Kandahar, chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board, Azizullah Fazli, said at a press conference.
The trophy started its journey from the United Arab Emirates and currently it is in India.
ACB chief executive Shafiq Stanikzai suggested that the ICC had been reluctant to send the trophy to Afghanistan, citing security threats. He said that the ICC was convinced as President Ashraf Ghani ordered serious instruction security institutions to safeguard the trophy during the tour.
He said that the trophy will arrive at Kabul airport at 8:00a.m. and will go to Darulaman area of the city. After that, it will go to the presidential palace and headquarter of national broadcaster RTA. The next day, it will visit Bamyan and Herat, he said.
The World Cup is scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales, from 30 May to 14 July 2019. It will be Afghanistan’s second appearance in such a tournamentand first as an ICC full member.
The Kabul Times

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