Tolo News: The first round of mixed martial arts (MMA) competition will be held in Kabul on Friday evening. The event will be aired on TOLO and LEMAR TV channels at 9pm local time. The competition has been organized by the MOBY Group in association with the Snow Leopard Fighting Championship (SLFC) to promote mixed martial arts
1TV: Afghanistan buried hosts New Zealand by 202 runs and qualified for the semi-finals of Under-19 Cricket World Cup for the first time in history of the tournament. With the latest victory, Afghanistan qualified for the first semi-final which will be against Australia on January 29. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Two cyclists from Afghanistan Cycling Federation on Tuesday set off from Kabul for northern Balkh province to carry peace messages to anti-government groups. The two cyclists said the aim of their journey is to carry messages of peace but also to promote cycling in the country. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Ten Afghans to go under the
PTI: Not disregarding the initial support given by Pakistan, Afghanistan Cricket Board CEO Shafiq Stanikzai says the BCCI has played a bigger role in the rapid rise of the game in the strife-torn nation. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Afghanistan lost to Ireland by 4 runs in their third match of Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand on Saturday. The loss was Afghanistan’s first in the tournament in which they previously defeated Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Afghanistan have already qualified for Super League quarter-finals. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Afghanistan’s leg-spinner Rashid Khan has been named Associate Cricketer of the Year by the International Cricket Council. Rashid claimed 60 wickets during the year in international matches – a record for an Associate player in a calendar. The total includes 43 in ODIS – another record for a player from outside the Full Member nations.
1TV: Afghanistan’s debut Test match involving India will be played in Bangalore city, an Indian newspaper reported Sunday. India have agreed to host Afghanistan’s historic Test match, but dates and venues have not been announced yet. Click here to read more (external link). Other Cricket News To Captain U19 Team Was My Dream, Says Naveen-ul-Haq ‘It
ITV News: Afghanistan defeated Pakistan by five wickets in the first match of Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand on Saturday. Afghanistan, who are placed in Group D along with Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Ireland, will face Sri Lanka in their next match of the tournament on Wednesday. Click here to read more (external link). Other Cricket News
ESPNCricinfo: Afghanistan is set to join the growing ranks of countries that have a T20 competition of their own, with their cricket board (ACB) announcing the launch of the Afghanistan Premier League. Following the signing of the tournament’s MoU on Thursday, its first edition is set to take place in October 2018. Click here to read
1TV: Afghanistan’s Baheer Shah has set world record by having highest batting average of all time in first-class cricket. The 18-year-old batsman has pushed Australian legend Don Bradman into second place with an average of 121.77. Bradman’s average reads 95.14. Baheer Shah has scored 1,096 runs in 7 first-class matches he has played. Click here to