Afghanistan to award central contracts to 25 players to form national women's team

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The Afghanistan Cricket Board had organised a training camp for 40 female players out of which 25 have been shortlisted for the central contracts.

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The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is all set to award central contracts to 25 cricketers in a bid to form the national women's team, it was confirmed on Thursday.

The ACB had organised a training camp for 40 female players out of which 25 have been shortlisted for the central contracts.

"To form a national women's team, ACB had organized a training camp for 40 female cricketers out of which 25 were selected and will be awarded central contracts very soon.

"The training camp, which was conducted considering Islamic and traditional Afghan values, concluded today.

ACB to award central contracts to 25 female cricketers
To form a National women's team, ACB had organized a training camp for 40 female cricketers out of which 25 were selected and will be awarded central contracts very soon.
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"During the camp, which was commenced on 17th October, the players were trained in batting, bowling, fielding, and to strengthen their physical fitness.

"As per ICC requirements, ACB wants to have a women cricket team albeit adhering to the traditional Afghan and Islamic values. ACB also intends to hold a training camp in near future for the women's team in one of the Islamic countries," the ACB said in a statement.

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