Asian Cricket Council which is the governing body of cricket in Asia, has been providing similar kind of courses to other Asian cricketing nations. 42 women and 27 men from Iran were the latest to go through the ACC Level I coaching program, conducted by ACC Development Officer Iqbal Sikander, who coached Afghanistan during its coach-less Canada tour.
"Since Afghanistan lacks good trainers, the board sought help from the Asian Cricket Council in this regard," said, Dr. Noor Mohammad Murad, head of ACB development affairs. Initially, he said, one of the best player from each province would be referred to the board for a three-day training course under the training programm. After going through trials, the trainees would be selected for the programm to be conducted by the ACC, Murad told Pajhwok.
ACB Chief Executive Officer Nasimullah Danish added "The training process is a new step towards promoting cricket in Afghanistan. He said the program would enable cricketers to act as coaches and umpires in their respective provinces. The program will also enable Afghanistan to have trainers and umpires of international standards,". The one-week training program is scheduled to start from October 21.