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ICC congratulates Afghanistan on winning Laureus award

Press Trust of India
Mar 28, 2014 at 10:02am IST

Dubai: ICC has congratulated the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on winning the Laureus Sports Award in the 'Spirit of Sport' category.

"We have been aware of the inspiring rise of cricket in Afghanistan for some time, however, by receiving this prestigious award it is clear that the wider international sports community has now also recognised the significant, positive influence cricket is having in Afghanistan," ICC chief executive David Richardson said in a statement.

"Congratulations to the ACB on this outstanding achievement," he said.

ICC congratulates Afghanistan on winning Laureus award

Afghanistan recently competed in the ICC World Twenty20, and has also qualified for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. (Getty Images)

Afghanistan recently competed in the ICC World Twenty20, and has also qualified for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

Afghanistan also receives a range of funding and assistance from the ICC's Development Programme.

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