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.
Tolo News: This year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) has hundreds of thousands of Afghans glued to their TV screens, every time Sunrisers Hyderbad play – and it’s all because of the country’s two exports, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan, who play for the ‘Orange Army’. On the nights Sunrisers play, countless businesses across Kabul simply close
1TV: Afghanistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has decided to appeal against his suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. Shahzad was provisionally suspended for 12 days by the International Cricket Council after failing doping test on January 17. His sample was analysed at World Anti-Doping Agency accredited laboratory in Dubai, which found Clenbuterol, which is a
Tolo News: The chairman of Afghanistan’s Cricket Board, Atif Mashal, said in an interview with TOLOnews that Afghanistan would launch its own cricket league within the next few months. He said the league will be called the Afghanistan Premier League, and would be designed along the lines of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and other high-level
ESPNCricinfo: Afghanistan will take part in their maiden fixture at Lord’s this summer, with New Zealand’s former captain Brendon McCullum lined up to captain MCC in a 50-over contest. The match will take place on Tuesday, July 11, on the same wicket that is being prepared for the first Test between England and South Africa, which
Xinhua: Playing parkour is a new phenomenon among sport fans in Afghanistan and very few people know about it in the war-battered country. Click here to view photos (external link).
PTI: Ecstatic about two Afghan cricketers bagging IPL contracts, the country’s chief coach Lalchand Rajput believes the gradually-improving team from the war-torn nation will be ready to play Tests in another two-three years. Click here to read more (external link). Related Cricket needs Afghanistan as much as Afghanistan need cricket Rashid In Training With Sunrisers Ahead
Tolo News: The National Cricket Team on Saturday returned home to a hero’s welcome after winning five consecutive cups at international events. Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah was at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul to welcome the team home. Click here to read more (external link). Related Afghanistan lose semi-final against Pakistan in Emerging Teams Asia
Reuters: In a custom-built arena in Kabul, crowds cheered as young Afghan men punched, kicked and wrestled in the country’s first professional mixed martial arts league, a welcome distraction to the violence besetting the country. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Afghanistan knock India out of Emerging Teams Cup; Bangladesh vs Pakistan
BBC News: Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for the Test Challenge – and the chance to become a full-member nation of the ICC – suffered a serious blow as they slumped to an innings and 172-run defeat by Afghanistan in Greater Noida. Click here to read more (external link). Other Cricket News Afghanistan To Play ODIs and