New Delhi: The Afghan cricket team will soon be sporting a logo of an Indian company on the jersey. India’s most well-known dairy brand, Amul will be sponsoring Afghan cricket team for world cup 2019 in England.
MD of Amul RS Sodhi said, “Amul is the main sponsor. On the arm and jersey, we will have Amul logo. It’s our first sponsorship of a cricket team. We have high hopes. Let us see how it goes”
Thanking, Amul, India and BCCI Asadullah Khan, CEO, Afghan cricket board told WION, “You know, cricket is number one sports in Afghanistan. Everyone love and likes cricket. Its good sign of peace. BCCI is helping us, and also the government, it’s a good opportunity. It will help in peace”
With this deal, Amul has become the first Indian-based company to sponsor the Afghanistan cricket team.
Asked about India’s role in supporting Afghan cricket Asadullah said, “India has helped us. Embassy of India has helped us. They are making grounds. They making ground in Kandahar. They promised us, they will make a rehab center in Kabul for Afghan cricket.”
India is helping building Kandahar cricket stadium. With a capacity of 14,000, the stadium is being built with $1million grant from India.
Afghan team will play a warm-up match with Pakistan on 24th of May with England on the 27th of May.
The schedule of World Cup matches of Afghanistan team is as follows: With Australia on June 1st, Sri Lanka on June 4th, New Zealand on June 8, South Africa on June 15th, England on June 18th, India on June 22nd, Bangladesh on June 24th, Pakistan on June 29th and west Indes on July 4th.
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Principal Diplomatic Correspondent, WION