Qaseem Hilal from Afghanistan is a Commentator and a Sports Journalist. He is currently working for Meena Radio as a Sports Journalist. He is also the owner of CP Team. His only focus is to promote the Afghan Cricket. Global Cricket Community salutes your efforts Qaseem. Keep doing the good work.
1. Tell us About you
Full Name: Qaseem Hilal Khogiani
Date of Birth: 04-04-1992
Role: Commentator and a Sports Journalist
Batting Style: Right Hand Batsman
Bowling Style: Right Hand off spinner Bowler
Excerpts from an Interview with Qaseem Hilal from Afghanistan by Vishal Yadav
2. At Present: Are you a Coach? A cricket player? A cricket related business? A club Owner? Journalist ? Mention your work profile (if anything else).
I am a cricket commentator and also a Sports Journalist. I am also the owner of CP Team, which is a Cricket Promotional Team working for Afghanistan Cricket outside Afghanistan Cricket Board.
3. Are you playing cricket currently? If Yes - Since how long are you playing cricket? What level of cricket have you played so far in your country?
I am an immigrant from Pakistan, Peshawar, Mechani. I played many matches with village teams. Currently, I am a member of Afghanistan East Journalist Cricket Team.
4. Where are you working currently? Tell us more about your working experience?
I am working with Meena Radio as a sports journalist.
I have been working for 5 Years in media as a sportsman, because I wanted to support my countries sport and bring peace in Afghanistan, motivate unity here. People come together and work to develop the country.
5. Where do you and your team see yourself in coming 5 years? Where do you think should Afghanistan Cricket Focus?
All the credit goes to Cricket supporters and talented young Afghan Players. After every small win, the supporter encourages players and that's very crucial for Future of Cricket. Everyone tries to be a star player and then encourages others.
I think focus should be on Domestic Four day cricket. Nowadays people watch T20 but I think best Cricket for future growth is a Four day Cricket.
6. Mention website / Facebook page of your business/club/association?
We have Facebook Page with Active Fans: www.facebook.com/CPTeampage
By the name of Afghan Cricinfo we have Expert admin who write articles related to Afghan Cricket.
7. Any recent achievements/activities that you had. (It could be organizing a small camp, or just playing a match or organizing a cricket camp or playing a tournament series)?
We arranged for interviews with players to make up their mind for supporting Cricket in Afghanistan. And we saw some players that did really well. Some names to mention are Shafiq ullah Shafaq , Izzatullah Dawlatzia , Aftab Alam , Afsar Zazai , Fazal Zazai, hashmat , Noor ul Haq.
8. Would you like to come to India for covering a match? Or do you want to travel any other country (if Yes, please mention the name)?
We did speak with ACB to take players to India for a Local Cricket tournament but the Afghanistan Cricket is looking like Under Pakistan Cricket View. That time coach was Kabir khan, ACB did not allow Players to go with us. We really want support from India. I hope this dream becomes true.
9. What are the challenges you are facing in your country's cricket? If any, how do you feel to overcome those challenges?
Corruption is the big challenge here from Domestic level to High level. We need some honest people in ACB.
10. One thing that you instantly need that would boost the involvement of people in your country's cricket?
An international sports channel to telecast all domestic and international Cricket matches.
Also the selection process should be good, making spirits of Cricket to be played on high level.
11. Name any 3 active Cricket Clubs from your locality, Country. Also mention the name and email id of these 3 clubs.
1. NCA (Nangarhar Cricket Academy)
2. Khatiz Cricket Academy
3. Afghan youth Cricket Academy.
12. Would you like to nominate any club from your country for a free website from Global Cricket Community? If Yes, Why?
I think NCA is Best Cricket Academy in Afghanistan if you want to make a website NCA is best.
13. Tell in brief (One paragraph). Which country are you supporting this World Cup? And Why?
I am supporting South Africa, only for my Favorite Player Hashim Amla.
Some recent pictures of Qaseem Hilal