AFP: Afghanistan’s World Cup campaign was plunged further into crisis on Wednesday as coach Phil Simmons promised to lift the lid on simmering tensions with chief selector Dawlat Ahmadzai. Ahmadzai has laid the blame for Afghanistan’s five defeats in as many World Cup matches at the door of former West Indies all-rounder Simmons and his
BBC: Eoin Morgan broke the record for the number of sixes in a one-day international with an astonishing display of hitting in England’s 150-run World Cup win over Afghanistan. The win lifts England to the top of the 10-team table, ahead of Australia on net run-rate. Afghanistan remain rooted to the bottom, having lost all five of
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s U20 National Futsal Team defeated Thailand 3-2 in their third match in the AFC Futsal Championship and entered the semifinals of the competitions. Sayed Husain Musawi scored two goals for Afghanistan in this match while the third goal was scored by Farzad Mahmoodi. Afghanistan will face Indonesia in their next match on Thursday.
AFP: Upsets have long been a part of the World Cup whether it was Sri Lanka, then a non-Test nation, beating India back in 1979, Zimbabwe seeing off Australia in 1983 or Ireland defeating Pakistan in 2007. But the chances of Afghanistan joining that proud list at this year’s edition appear to be receding fast. Click
1TV: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday left for the United Kingdom where he will attend Afghanistan’s World Cup match against hosts England. The match, which will be Afghanistan’s fifth in the tournament, is scheduled to held in Manchester city on Tuesday. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Afghanistan beat Hong Kong
Tolo News: The national taekwondo fighters from Afghanistan topped the Asian Taekwondo Open Championship – G1 in India by getting nine medals, including four gold medals, three silver, and two bronze medals. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Afghanistan Attorney General’s Office has issued arrest warrant for former president of the country’s football federation, Keramuddin Karim. The news comes a day after the global soccer body FIFA banned Keramuddin Karim from the sports for life after founding him guilty of abusing his position and sexually abusing female players. Click here to read more
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s opener Mohammad Shahzad on Sunday accused Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) officials of “favoritism” in selecting players for the World Cup matches. Shahzad, who was out of the Cricket World Cup, returned home from England on Sunday. He was replaced by wicket-keeper batsman Ikram Ali Khil called up as a replacement. Click here to
Tolo News: FIFA has banned the former head of soccer in Afghanistan from the sport for life for sexually abusing female players. Keramuddin Karim, who was president of the Afghanistan Football Federation, was also fined 1 million Swiss francs ($1 million). The verdict came on Saturday after a meeting of the adjudicatory chamber of the ethics
Tolo News: Mohammad Shahzad, the Afghanistan opener, is out of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, with wicket-keeper batsman Ikram Ali Khil called up as a replacement, according to a report by ICC website. The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 has approved Khil as