Afghanistan Cricket Team

The Afghanistan national cricket team is the team that represents the country of Afghanistan in international cricket matches. Cricket has been played in Afghanistan since the mid 19th century, but it is only in recent years that the national team has become successful. The Afghanistan Cricket Federation was formed in 1995 and became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2001[1] and a member of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) since 2003.
The national team, formed in 2001, has played in the 2009 World Cup Qualifier after rising rapidly through the World Cricket League, starting in Division Five in May 2008. The Team failed to qualify for the 2011 World Cup, but did earn ODI status until 2013. This makes them the first affiliate nation in the history of Cricket to gain ODI status. They play in the Elite division of the ACC Trophy.