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
The Guardian (UK): Fifa and Asian football’s governing body were made aware of sexual abuse allegations against senior Afghanistan football officials and a coach more than two years ago, according to emails seen by the Guardian. The Asian Football Confederation said late last year, after Afghanistan women’s national team players made detailed allegations of sexual and physical abuse, that it
BBC: Sri Lanka denied Afghanistan a famous victory by winning a low-scoring thriller in the World Cup at Cardiff. After a dismal batting collapse by Sri Lanka, Afghanistan needed a rain-revised target of just 187 from 41 overs but were beaten by 34 runs. Click here to read more (external link).
ESPNcricinfo: It must be difficult to come in as a leader at such a time but Gulbadin has ridden the ups and downs of Afghanistan cricket for almost as long as the others. He has probably faced the lows – or at least felt them and processed them – more than the others. Click here to
BBC: David Warner led holders Australia to a routine seven-wicket win against Afghanistan with an unbeaten 89 at the start of their World Cup defence. The five-time World Cup winners will take that form into their next game against West Indies on Thursday at Trent Bridge, while Afghanistan take on Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Tuesday. Click