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Boost Defenders (Pashto: بوست ساتونکيBōst Sātūnkī) or Boost Region is one of six first-class cricket teams in Afghanistan. The region represents the following provinces in the south and west of Afghanistan: Kandahar, Helmand, Herat, Farah, Ghor, Badghis, Urozgan, Nimroz and Zabul. The team is named after Boost, the historical name of Lashkargah city in Helmand Province.

Boost Defenders
بوست ساتونکي
Bōst Sātūnkī
Boost Defenders cricket team logo.jpg
CaptainAfghanistan Shapoor Zadran
CoachEngland Adam Hollioake
OwnerArif Azim Group
Team information
Home groundKandahar International Cricket Stadium, Kandahar
Shpageeza wins0

Boost Region compete in the Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament, which has first-class status from 2017 onwards.[1] In October 2017, they won their opening fixture of the tournament, against Mis Ainak Region, by 73 runs.[2]

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

In July 2018, they were one of the six teams invited to play in the first edition of the Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy, scheduled to start in October 2018.[4]

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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. ^ "3rd Match, Alokozay Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament at Kabul, Oct 26-29 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  3. ^ "ICC Recognizes Afghanistan's Domestic ODI Tournament As List A League". Bakhtar News. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Abu Dhabi to host teams from six countries in T20 tournament". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2018.