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The fifth edition of the Ahmad Shah Abdali Regional First Class Tournament is all set to begin on 8th October 2022. The event features 5 regional teams that will compete in a single round-robin format across two different venues in Khost and Nangarhar provinces.
A total of 11 games will be played across 35 days from 8th October to 11th November, with the final being scheduled for November 7. Khost National Stadium will host six matches including the final with the Ghazi Amanullah Khan Cricket Stadium in Nangarhar province scheduled to host 5 first-round matches.
Band-e-Amir Region – the defending champions will take on the Mis-e-Ainak region in the first match of the event in Khost province whereas the Amo region will meet the Speenghar region for their first game in Ghazi Amanullah Khan Stadium in Nangarhar.
The tournament is a major part of the domestic cricket structure and largely contributes to the players’ and game development in Afghanistan. The Ahmad Shah Abdali First Class Tournament is the second multi-day event of the year after conducting the Mirwais Neka Three-day event in June-July and will be followed by Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Cup 2022 in Late November.