Ariana: Mohammad Nabi said he has been named Afghanistan skipper for the upcoming T20 World Cup after Rashid Khan unexpectedly stepped down as captain on Thursday. Rashid issued a statement on Twitter Thursday announcing his decision which he said was in protest against the selection of the national squad that was done without his input.
Cricinfo: Azizullah Fazli is the new chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board. His appointment is the first major cricketing development in the country since the Taliban’s takeover of the political reins following the withdrawal of western troops and the collapse of the elected government. Click here to read more (external link). Other Afghan Sports News
CricInfo: The Afghanistan contingent might have to take a circuitous route to get to Sri Lanka for their scheduled three-match ODI series against Pakistan, to be played in Hambantota, because of the political turmoil in their country. No commercial flights are taking off from Kabul following the Taliban takeover of the country… Click here to
Ariana: Afghanistan Cricket Board on Monday announced its board members have approved the proposal of a split-captaincy for the national team, which effectively removes Asghar Afghan as skipper. Click here to read more (external link). Other Afghan Sports News Afghan national football team arrives in Qatar for World Cup 2020 qualifiers
Ariana: The Afghan Cricket Board on Monday announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Hamid Shinwari. Shinwari replaces Rahmatullah Qureishi. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Sunday announced a 15-man squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Zimbabwe that will be played in Abu Dhabi. The first match of the series will be played on March 17. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has announced that former captain Rashid Khan is a doubt ahead of their Test series against Zimbabwe, which begins next Tuesday. According to the ACB, the leg-spinner is battling a finger injury and is presently undergoing treatment. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Saturday said the Afghanistan national cricket team is expected to play two Test matches against Zimbabwe in March. “Test Cricket will resume for Afghanistan as the national team is scheduled to play its fifth and sixth Test matches this March against Zimbabwe,” the ACB said in a statement. Click
Tolo News: Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) at an event on Thursday appreciated cricket star Rashid Khan for his recent achievements, especially his selection as the Men’s T20l Cricketer of the Decade by the International Cricket Council. Afghan sports officials said the achievement by Rashid Khan is a big pride for the country and that Rashid
Ariana: Twelve thousand square meters of land in the Alokhail area in Kabul has been set aside for the construction of a new cricket stadium, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced on Sunday. The ACB said in a statement that the move was agreed to in a decree signed by President Ashraf Ghani. Click here