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Afghan Chief Executive to watch India-Afghanistan test match tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Afghan is scheduled to witness the historic moment when embarks on a new journey and makes its debut in test at the in Bengaluru tomorrow.

Sources said Abdullah will be the chief guest while Minister will represent the government of at the opening ceremony of the match.

It will be Afghanistan's first test match after gaining the status of test playing nation last year.

Officials said has become a "unifying factor" in cementing ties between the two countries.

has been actively engaged in reconstruction activities in the war-ravaged country and has already spent around USD 2 billion in various projects and capacity building initiatives.

Earlier this year, had decided to undertake another batch of 108 community development projects in the war-torn country.

India has also been associated with the development of in since 2001 when joined the

It had helped the country in the construction of cricket stadiums including in

Several Afghan cricket players received training and coaching from Indian in their formative years.

Players like and have won hearts of millions of people in India through their performance in IPL.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 21:05 IST