Kunar Cricket Ground

Kunar Cricket Ground
Ground information
LocationAsadabad, Kunar Province
Coordinates34°52′16″N 71°09′29″E / 34.8710°N 71.1580°E / 34.8710; 71.1580
Team information
Kunar Province (2018/19)
Speen Ghar Region (2018/19)
As of 29 June 2019
Source: Ground profile

Kunar Cricket Ground (Pashto: د کونړ کرکټ کرښه) is a cricket ground situated on the banks of the Kunar River at Asadabad in Kunar Province.


Construction of the ground was funded by a $100,000 grant by the Asian Cricket Council,[1] with construction commencing in the middle of 2017, following protests in Asadabad over delays in the project.[2] The ground held its inaugural first-class cricket match when it hosted a match between Amo Region and Band-e-Amir Region in the 2017–18 Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament.[3] To date the ground has hosted eighteen first-class matches, including for the Kunar Province cricket team.[3] In a match between Kabul Region and Boost Region in the 2018 Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament, Kabul batsman Shafiqullah scored the fastest double century in first-class cricket. He scored 200 not out from 89 balls,[4] and also scored the most sixes in a first-class match, with 24, surpassing the previous record held by New Zealander Colin Munro.[5]



See also


  1. ^ "Kunar Cricket Ground". Afghanistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  2. ^ "Kunar rally demands cricket stadium, academy". Pajhwok Afghan News. 2017-05-09. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  3. ^ a b "First-Class Matches played on Kunar Cricket Ground, Asadabad". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  4. ^ "The end of the innocence". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Stats: Afghanistan's Shafiqullah Shafaq records the fastest first-class double century". CricTracker. 2019-04-18. Retrieved 2019-04-18.
  6. ^ "Kunar Cricket Ground, Asadabad - Highest Team Totals in first-class cricket". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  7. ^ "Kunar v Kandahar, Mirwais Nika Provincial Tournament 2018/19". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  8. ^ "Kunar Cricket Ground, Asadabad - Centuries in first-class cricket". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2019-06-29.

External links

  • ESPNCricinfo

Coordinates: 34°52′16″N 71°09′29″E / 34.8710°N 71.1580°E / 34.8710; 71.1580

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