1TV: Afghanistan managed to wrap-up the five-match ODI series after a century of Rahmat Shah helped the hosts register seven wickets victory over Ireland at Greater Noida on Saturday. Click here to read more (external link). Tolo News: The Afghanistan National Football Team won a friendly match against Singapore by 2-1 in Doha on Thursday night. Click
Yahoo: There are very few teams that have progressed as rapidly as Afghanistan and as a result, they have been left behind by Afghanistan’s vivacious talents. Not being able to play cricket at home is something no cricket team desires, but Afghanistan is left with no other choice. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Ireland won the third One-Day International (ODI) on Sunday, beating Afghanistan by six wickets. Ireland have breathed some life into a one-sided series and kept their chances alive with that win. Click here to read more (external link).
ESPN: The parade of athletes at Saturday’s opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Winter Games will be short two delegations, as the teams from Ghana and Afghanistan were denied visas to travel to Austria to compete in the event. Click here to read more (external link).
BBC News: Ireland were on the receiving end of two controversial lbw decisions as they lost their second one-day international against Afghanistan by 34 runs. Asghar Stanikzai hit 101, his first one-day century, to help the Afghans hit their highest ever total of 338 in the Indian venue of Greater Noida. Click here to read more
DW: A group of women meet in a park in Mazar-i-Sharif to go jogging. To help protect the women against attacks, the area is closed off to other visitors during training. Many in Afghanistan object to women doing sports in public. Click here to view video (external link).
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s National Cricket has defeated Ireland by 30 runs in the first One-Day International (ODI) at Greater Noida in India on Wednesday. Click here to read more (external link). The Guardian (UK): Khalida Popal was the face of women’s football in Afghanistan but had to flee because of death threats. Now Popal is living in
Tolo News: The Afghan National Cricket Team will play Ireland in their first match of a One-Day International (ODI) series in India on Wednesday. Click here to read more (external link). Hindustan Times: Virat Kohli was surpassed by Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad in the list of most T20I career run-scorers. Shahzad scored 72 against Ireland to reach 1779
Tolo News: The National Cricket Team has defeated Ireland in the 3rd T20I and won the series 3-0 at Greater Noida in India on Sunday. With the series already done and dusted, Afghanistan did not show any mercy for Ireland to post 233 for 8 in 20 overs in the third and final T20I. Having already
Reuters: Nike will launch a hijab for female Muslim athletes early next year, becoming the first major sports apparel maker to offer a traditional Islamic head scarf designed specifically for competition, the company said on Wednesday. The head covering, marketed under the “Pro Hijab” brand, is designed to allow athletes to observe the traditional Islamic practice