1TV: Second edition of Afghanistan Premier League T20 has been postponed to next year, officials said on Thursday. Afghanistan Cricket Board in a statement said that the decision was taken over Snixer Sports’ failure to pay the complete rights fees of the first edition as per the fees and payment schedule of the agreement and concerns
AFP / Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty : Cricket, soccer, and mountain biking are all popular in Afghanistan, but another sport is getting a grip on local athletes. In Kabul, a growing number of men, and a few women, are playing a new European import: rugby. Other Sports News Cricket: Afghanistan Cricket Board terminates the contracts of
1TV: Afghanistan wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been suspended by cricket board of the country for breaching the Player Code of Conduct. In a statement, Afghanistan Cricket Board said that Shahzad had travelled out of the country without its permission. The statement did not say which country Shahzad had travelled to. Click here to read
1TV: Farhan Yosufzai has been appointed as new chief of Afghanistan Cricket Board. Yosufzai replaces Azizullah Fazli who led the board for just over 10 months. His appointment was announced by both the presidential palace and ACB. Click here to read more (external link).
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