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The Afghanistan Cricket Board has laid out a comprehensive plan for domestic cricket in 2023 as the organization has announced the schedule for the domestic events that will take place throughout the year. According to the plan, there will be a total of 6 One Day events, including regional List-A, 3 T20 events, including the SCL2022, 2 Multi-day events, including the Abdali First Class, an age-level event, and a regional event for people with disabilities.
These events will be held in different provinces, providing domestic players with multiple opportunities to showcase their abilities. The domestic season is set to begin in the last week of January, with 31 provincial teams competing in Grade II competitions, followed by a Grade-I event in late February featuring 12 teams.
Following is the detailed domestic schedule for the year 2022
|1||Jan-March||Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan Provincial Grade II||One Day|
|2||Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan Provincial Grade I||One Day|
|3||May||Shpageeza Cricket League – SCL||T20|
|4||June-July||GAK Regional List-A Cup||One Day|
|5||July||Najibullah Tarakai Regional PwDs Tournament||T20|
|6||July-August||Mirwais Neka Regional Three-day||Multi-day|
|7||August||Rahmat Wali Masroor Regional Emerging Cup||One Day|
|8||Sep-Oct||Ahmad Shah Abdali First Class Tournament||Multi-day|
|9||Oct-Nov||Regional U-16 Cricket Tournament||One Day|
|10||November||Regional School-Level Competitions||T20|
|11||December||Regional Club Championship||One Day|
|12||TBC(Based on Need)||Green Afghanistan One-Day Cup||One Day|
The Afghanistan Cricket Board will continue to focus on developing and promoting the game at the grassroots level and is committed to strengthening the domestic cricket structure, as it helps to provide the organization with a steady stream of young players for the various national-level teams.