The International Cricket Council (ICC) has awarded Afghanistan's domestic four-day and Twenty20 tournaments including Shpageeza League, first-class, and List A status respectively.
The decision was among those announced by the ICC on Saturday, following meetings of the governing body's Chief Executives Committee (CEC) and Board, according to ESPNcricinfo report.
"We appreciate the decision of CEC and ICC board," Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), chief executive Shafiq Stanikzai told the website after the decision was announced.
"This recognition gives us strength to move forward and to become a competitive Test side in our strategic targeted time frame," he said.
This comes four months after Ireland's three-team interprovincial competition was given the same status elevation by the ICC.