This article is from Nov 05, 2021

Did Afghanistan team captain Mohammad Nabi sponsor his team ?

Claim

Taliban denied sponsoring the Afghanistan cricket team. The cricket team captain Mohammed Nabi brought the team with his savings to the T20 World cup.

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Explanation

Afghanistan cricket team is playing in Group B category in T20 2021 world cup. Meanwhile, it is claimed that the Taliban denied sponsoring the team and hence the captain Mohammed Nabi is sponsoring the team with his savings.

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What is the Truth?

Afghanistan Cricket Board has tweeted on 14th October 2021, “SedikiGrup officially secures the Afghan National team’s sponsorship rights for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Having won as the highest bidder with $450,000.00 Sediki Grup is the official sponsor of the Afghanistan National team”.

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Moreover, the dress of the Afgan cricket team has the print of the Sediki logo in it.

And no news on the team captain sponsoring the team as Taliban resisted to sponsor is found.

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Taliban Spokesperson Suhail Shaheen has tweeted appreciating the victory of the Afghan team against Namibia on his Twitter handle.

Conclusion

The claim, “Taliban denied sponsoring the Afghanistan cricket team. The cricket team captain Mohammed Nabi brought the team with his savings to the T20 World cup”, is fake.

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