Despite two years without a sponsor, Afghanistan’s cricket team participated in 2015 World Cup.
The long wait by Afghanistan’s cricket team for a sponsor has ended as a local firm offered $13 million dollars to the emerging squad on Monday.
The 10-year-long sponsorship agreement, which will be reviewed after three years, was signed by officials of the Afghanistan Cricket Board and the Alokozay Group of Companies (AGC) at the Kabul International Stadium.
CEO ACB Shafiq Stanikzai said “Sponsor is crucial for survival, our talented players in the national team and junior teams have proved their worth in attracting this leading Afghan firm to invest”.
The Afghanistan squad made history earlier this year by making it to the World Cup 2015 held in Australia and New Zealand in March.
Under the agreement of Alokozay Group of Companies and ACB, the national cricket players will wear AGC logo on their shirts, the Kabul International stadium will be named after the sponsor and Alokozay would be the main sponsor of all domestic competitions.