Eight players have been chosen to represent Afghanistan and the Thunder Nation Cup on Sunday 21st October 2018. Individuals from the Afghan community participate in the community trials at Bankstown Oval, where they were tested on their all-round cricket skills.
The Thunder Nation Cup provides an opportunity for individuals to represent their community and showcase their cricket ability. Rahmatullah Qurbani, who was selected to the Afghanistan community team, feels immense honour in being able to represent his community.
“I feel really proud and privileged to be able to represent my motherland. I could never ask for something better,” Qurbani said.
“The game cricket is very close to heart. I started playing cricket as an 8 year kid and i am still playing this beautiful game with same passion and love that i started as a 8 year kid back home."
Thunder Nation Cup – Afghanistan: Rahmatullah Qurbani, Tahsin Sultani, Nazir Shinwari, Modacer Momandi, Basit Ali Shafeequllah Nouree, Hameed Kherkhah, Sharf Sultani,
The Afghanistan community team will compete against nine other teams for a place in the Thunder Nation Cup Final at Spotless Stadium on Tuesday 22nd January 2018.
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