Pakistan cricketers will play their first Twenty20 match in Afghanistan’s capital later this year, officials from the nations said on Saturday, as the neighbours put aside political tensions for two upcoming friendlies. The announcement of the games, the first of which is scheduled for July or August, comes as Islamabad and Kabul face off over
Tolo News: The Afghan national cricket team wrapped up their training sessions in India on Tuesday before flying off to take on the West Indies in three T20 and three One Day International (ODI) matches. According to the Afghan Cricket Board, the team will play West Indies in their first match, a practice match, on Tuesday
Tolo News: The Southwest Regional Tournament of the Afghan Premier League (APL) was launched in Kandahar on Wednesday where players from six teams will compete for a place in the Da Maiwand Atalan Football Club team. Click here to read more (external link). Tolo News: A group of 17 Afghan athletes in different sports categories including wrestling,
Tolo News: Siyar Bahadurzada, a world champion in free fighting and a member of the mixed martial arts national team, returned to Afghanistan on Sunday to coach the national team. The popular MMA fighter has lived in the U.S for 18 years but returned on the back of an official invitation from the Afghanistan National Olympic
Tolo News: The National Kickboxing Team on Wednesday returned home with one silver and three bronze medals from the Asian Kickboxing Confederation (WAKO Asia) Championships 2016/17 in Turkmenistan. Rohullah Dehqanzada from the national kickboxing team clinched silver for Afghanistan and said he was very happy about his achievement. He said he would continue his efforts “to
Khaama Press: The government of India is planning to make a movie regarding the two Afghan cricket stars, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan, currently playing in the world’s largest cricket league, the Indian Premier League, it has been reported. The movie is expected to be released in three formats, including a 10 minute format, a 5
Tolo News: Cyclists from a number of provinces on Saturday took part in a 70km cycling race that saw Rohullah Nazari scoop first place. About 70 cyclists on Saturday successfully completed a 70km cycle race from Kabul to Parwan province. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: A number of lawmakers and officials from Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Wednesday inaugurated work on a standard cricket ground and cricket academy in Nangarhar. The project, which will cost $2.5 million USD, has been funded by the ACB. The project would be built on five hectares of land, ACB said. “This ground is
ESPNCricinfo: It looks as if Afghanistan may soon be playing Test cricket. But apparently there is already a Test cricketer who was born there. Afghanistan’s only Test cricketer so far is Salim Durani, who was born in Kabul in 1934. Durani played 29 Tests for India from his debut on New Year’s Day 1960 to 1972-73.
BBC News: Kicking a ball around the schoolyard has been a right of passage for children all over the world, but for former Afghanistan women’s captain Khalida Popal, playing football nearly cost her her life. “It was really dangerous, I can’t forget that time or that moment, where I felt I may no longer be alive.