WellDeserved Test Status
In a recent executive board meeting of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the issue related to granting of Test status to Afghanistan and Ireland was discussed, while the final decision in this regard would be taken at the ICC Board meeting in April this year. Afghanistan has been an Associate Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 2013 and has been a top performer compared to the other associate and affiliate ICC members. Though it is the youngest side playing international cricket, it has emerged as the most competitive cricket team, faring well against both associate and full members of the ICC. Recently, Afghanistan beat Ireland and Zimbabwe by clear margins. It’s top players are actively participating in such franchise-based cricket leagues as Pakistan Super League (PSL), Indian Cricket League (IPL) and the Big Bash League ( BBL) of Australia. Briefly put, when it comes to the granting of Test status, no other team deserves it more than Afghanistan.