Tolo News: The Afghan Ministry of Public Health on Thursday reported 580 new positive cases of COVID-19 across the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the total cases in Afghanistan to 13,036. The total number of reported deaths from the coronavirus in Afghanistan is now 235. The number of recoveries nationwide is 1,209. Click
ESPN cricinfo: In the absence of any cricket due to Covid-19 and all available sources of funding drying up fast, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has decided to cut the salaries of the coaching staff by 25% in May. That number could jump to 50% in June if their tour to Zimbabwe in June is
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 10, 2020 Afghan cricketer Shafiquallah Shafaq has been banned from the sport for six years after acknowledging charges of match fixing. The 30-year-old was charged with fixing or attempting to fix matches in the Afghanistan Premier League T20 in 2018 and the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League, the Afghanistan Cricket
Ariana: The foundation stone of a stadium was laid in Kapisa – named Qala-e-Ghani Stadium. Information indicates that some 13 acres of land have been allocated for the Qala-e-Ghani Stadium in the Nijrab district of Kapisa. Also: The National Muaythai Federation of Afghanistan has started working to improve the capacity of trainers during quarantine days.
Ariana: The contract of Anosh Dastgir, the head coach of the Afghan national football team, will be extended until the end of the qualifying tournaments for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the 2023 Asian Cup. Officials at the Afghan Football Federation say they have no choice but for Anosh to continue to lead
Ariana: The construction work on the second phase of the football stadium for Chaghcharan city, the provincial capital of Ghor province, has begun. The Ghor Football Federation officials on Monday inaugurated work on the second phase of the project. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Wahid Ahmad, a resident of the western province of Herat, recovered from a COVID-19 infection and said that having “strong morale,” along with following medical advice, is the best way to fight the illness. He was the first reported case of COVID-19 infection in Afghanistan. Wahid Ahmad recovered completely from the epidemic after
Tolo News: All sports events were postponed in Afghanistan until the next announcement, officials from the National Olympic Committee and other sports institutions said at a news conference today. Click here to read more (external link). Related 11 Tested Positive for Coronavirus In Afghanistan Govt Will Provide 50k Testing Kits for Coronavirus Afghan New Year
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s first buzkashi league held a tournament in Kabul on Wednesday with 200 participants from 14 provinces. The competition will continue for a week, and each day four matches will be held. The aim is to elect the top athletes for the national team. In the opening match, teams from Panjshir and Takhar
BBC: Ireland snatched a super over win against Afghanistan to avoid a Twenty20 series whitewash in India as Kevin O’Brien hit a six off the last ball. The Irish only posted 142-8 in their innings but seemed set for victory before two final-over wides off Josh Little helped the Afghans reach 142-7. Click here to