Australia v Afghanistan - ICC Men's T20 World Cup
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 04: Rashid Khan of Afghanistan during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup match between Australia and Afghanistan at Adelaide Oval on November 04, 2022 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Sarah Reed/Getty Images)
Australia v Afghanistan - ICC Men's T20 World Cup

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has revised its financial distribution model, increasing Afghanistan's earnings from the Asia Cup.

The increase from 6% to 15% was agreed upon by the ACC after Afghanistan suffered a financial crisis after being hit with international sanctions.

"The increase in our ACC funding will greatly benefit the technical as well as the administrative aspects of Afghanistan Cricket," ACB chairman Mirwais Ashraf said speaking to ESPNcricinfo.

"This is a major move in our favour, and we are confident that this increased funding will contribute significantly to the continued growth and success of this game in our country."

With their cash revenue increase, all other full members of the ACC - Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh - will receive a lesser cash share.

Since the takeover by the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has struggled to pay full salaries to its staff members. They have also cancelled their own domestic regional one-day tournament and had countries such as Australia refuse to play matches over there.

Instead, they have had to rely on local sponsors and government funding to field a team.

Hosting games in the United Arab Emirates, the ACB is hoping to play games in Afghanistan once again. However, they have received negativity surrounding this especially due to the ongoing issue of women's rights in the country.

Having made no presence to progress and evolve women's cricket in the country, their aim to receive ICC Full Member status has been nullified. A functioning women's team is a requirement for ICC Full Member status with the ICC.