Tolo News: Ten fighters from Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan attended the eight round of the this season’s mixed martial arts (MMA) tournament, called Fight Night, in Kabul on Friday. The competition is held once in every two months. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Cricket Ariana: ACB Suspends 3 Officials After Afghanistan Finished
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
ESPNcricinfo: Phil Simmons will step down as Afghanistan coach after the World Cup. The former West Indies opener, who was appointed to the position in December 2017, said the time is right for him to move on as the target he was given – of helping Afghanistan reach the World Cup – has been achieved. Simmons is understood to
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s googly master Rashid Khan, who is playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, reacted to a sudden decision by Afghanistan’s Cricket Board (ACB) to remove the former captain Asghar Afghan and replace him with three captains including Rashid. Rashid called the decision “irresponsible and bias” and says he disagrees with it.
1TV: Afghanistan Cricket Board on Monday announced that the national side’s under-19 squad for quadrangular one-day series due to begin in India tomorrow (Tuesday.) Afghanistan’s chief selector, Dawlat Khan Ahmadzai, said that the players were picked for the tournament following training camp. He said that the main aim was to select a team for future major tournaments
1TV: Afghan fast bowler Shapoor Zadran is allowed to return to national team after disciplinary committee of Afghanistan Cricket Board lifted the ban imposed on him more than five months ago. Zadran had been banned from playing in the national team after breaching disciplinary rules in a training camp outside the country on May 29, ACB
1TV: Ahmadzai replaces Nowroz Mangal, a former captain of the national team, who acted as chief selector since early 2017. Mangal had been preceded by Ahmadzai. Mangal will now join the coaching staff of the national side as a Batting Consultant” said Azizullah Fazli, chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board. Click here to read more (external link).
Afghanistan Cricket Board: Balkh Legends became the champions of the inaugural edition of the Gulbahar Afghanistan Premier League T20 2018 after beating Kabul Zwanaan by 4 wickets today. Qais Ahmad was awarded Man of the Match. Click here for more (external link). Closing Ceremony
Tolo News: Azizullah Fazli was formally introduced as the new head of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) at a ceremony on Wednesday. Fazli said he wants to review the incumbent structure of the cricket board and the selection committee and that he will establish a system through which best employees will be appreciated and admired for their