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Band-e-Amir Dragons (Pashto: بند امير ښامارانBand-e-Amīr Khāmārān / Shāmārān; Dari: بند امیر شاماران‎) or Band-e-Amir Region is one of six first-class cricket teams in Afghanistan. In the 2017 Shpageeza team auction, the Band-e-Amir Dragons team was bought by Paragon Group, a logistics and supply services company, and it will play as the Paragon Band-e-Amir Dragons in this competition. The Region represents the following provinces in the centre of Afghanistan: Ghazni, Bamyan, Parwan, Panjshir, Daykundi, and Wardak. The team is named after Band-e Amir, a series of six deep blue lakes in Bamyan Province.

Band-e-Amir Dragons
بند امير ښاماران
Band-e-Amīr Khāmārān / Shāmārān
Band-e-Amir Dragons cricket team logo.jpg
CaptainAfghanistan Rashid Khan
CoachIndia Umesh Patwal
OwnerParagon Group
Team information
Home groundGhazni Cricket Ground, Ghazni
Shpageeza wins1 (2017)

Band-e-Amir Region compete in the Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament, which had first-class status from 2017 onwards.[1] In October 2017, they lost their opening fixture of the tournament, against Mis Ainak Region, by 262 runs.[2]

They also compete in the Afghan Shpageeza Cricket League Twenty20 competition (which will have Twenty20 status from 2017) using the name Band-e-Amir Dragons. They also play in the Ghazi Amanullah Khan Regional One Day Tournament, which was granted List A status from 2017.[3]

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  1. ^ "Afghanistan domestic competitions awarded first-class and List A status". ESPN Cricinfo. 4 February 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  2. ^ "1st Match, Alokozay Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament at Amanullah, Oct 20-23 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  3. ^ "ICC Recognizes Afghanistan's Domestic ODI Tournament As List A League". Bakhtar News. Retrieved 9 August 2017.