The inaugural edition of Green Afghanistan One Day Cup cricket tournament will start on Sunday, May 8.
Organised by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), the Green Afghanistan One Day Cup 2022 is a new domestic One-Day tournament to be played in the Khost Province.
Featuring three teams, Green Afghanistan One Day Cup 2022 will witness a total of seven matches being played across 13 days. The three teams are Maiwand Defenders, Pamir Legends and Hindukush Strikers.
Maiwand Defenders will be led by Hashmatullah Shahidi while Rahmat Shah will lead Pamir Legends. Najibullah Zadran has been named the captain of Hindukush Strikers.
The three teams feature all the available international Afghanistan cricketers who will make use of the tournament to prepare for the upcoming assignments. The teams also include young Afghanistan talents who have been given a platform to showcase their talent at the showpiece tourney.
As per the format of the tournament, each team will play the other side twice before the top two teams qualify for the final. The Green Afghanistan One Day Cup 2022 final will be held on May 20.
All matches of Green Afghanistan One Day Cup will be played at Khost Cricket Stadium.
Green Afghanistan One Day Cup 2022 full squads
Maiwand Defenders: Hashmatullah Shahidi (captain), Azmatullah Omarzai, Allah Noor, Darwish Rasooli, Imran Mir, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahman Ullah Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Suliman Safi, Zubaid Akbari, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Ikram Alikhil (wicket-keeper), Abdul Baqi, Aftab Alam, Ibrahim Rahimzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Wafadar Momand, Yamin Ahmadzai
Pamir Legends: Rahmat Shah (captain), Abdul Malik, Hazratullah ZazaiIhsanullah, Shabir Noori, Abdul Wasi, Gulbadin NaibIbrahim Safi, Samiullah Shinwari, Shahidullah Kamal, Ziaur Rahman, Abdul Hadi, Bilal Sami (wicket-keeper), Abdullah Adil, Amir Hamza, Mohammad Saleem, Sayed Shirzad, Zohaib Ahmadzai
Hindukush Strikers: Najibullah Zadran (captain), Abdur Rehman, Asif Musazai, Bahir Shah, Bilal Ahmad, Farhan ZakhilIbrahim Zadran, Sadiq Atal, Usman GhaniIjaz Ahmadzai, Jamshid Khan, Karim Janat, Afsar Zazai (wicket-keeper), Fareed Ahmad, Nijat Masood, Yousuf Zazai, Zahir Khan, Zia-ur-Rehman
Green Afghanistan One Day Cup 2022 cricket schedule, fixtures and live India match times
All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)
Sunday, May 8
Pamir Legends vs Maiwand Defenders - 10:00 AM IST
Tuesday, May 10
Maiwand Defenders vs Hindukush Strikers - 10:00 AM IST
Thursday, May 12
Hindukush Strikers vs Pamir Legends - 10:00 AM IST
Saturday, May 14
Maiwand Defenders vs Pamir Legends - 10:00 AM IST
Monday, May 16
Hindukush Strikers vs Maiwand Defenders - 10:00 AM IST
Wednesday, May 18
Pamir Legends vs Hindukush Strikers - 10:00 AM IST
Friday, May 20
Green Afghanistan One Day Cup 2022 final - 10:00 AM IST
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