Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 22, 2021 Seven female tae kwon do athletes are resettling in Australia after fleeing Taliban-controlled Afghanistan last month. Australian Taekwondo said on September 22 that the seven women are completing quarantine this week following what it described as a high-risk evacuation via Pakistan after the Taliban seized power in mid-August.
Naseeb Khan, has been introduced as the new CEO of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), by board's Chairman Mr @AzizullahFazli. He hold master's degree and has knowledge of cricket as well. pic.twitter.com/07qDH1hQjW — Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) September 20, 2021
Ariana: Afghanistan’s National Snooker Team has gotten off to a good start in this year’s Six-Red World Championships in Doha, Qatar. National team member Raees Khan Sindzai won his first match against his opponent from Ukraine ending with a score of 5-4. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Afghanistan cricket chief
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi September 11, 2021 The head of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has told an Australian broadcaster that the Afghan national women’s team could still be allowed to play cricket. ACB Chairman Azizullah Fazli told SBS Radio Pashto late on September 10 that the governing body would outline “very soon” how women would
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.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 9, 2021 Protesters have returned to the streets in different parts of Afghanistan amid growing concern over the direction of the new government led by hard-line Taliban veterans after the militants outlawed protests “for the time being” and indicated women may be banned from participating in sports. Three weeks after
The Guardian (UK): Afghan women, including the country’s women’s cricket team, will be banned from playing sport under the new Taliban government, according to an official in the hardline Islamist group. In an interview with the Australian broadcaster SBS, the deputy head of the Taliban’s cultural commission, Ahmadullah Wasiq, said women’s sport was considered neither
Ariana: Thousands of cricket fans filled a stadium on Friday to watch the first cricket match be played in Kabul since the Taliban took control of the capital city on August 15. Click here to read more (external link). Related Women’s cricket ‘in peril’ but fans rejoice as the game returns to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan First
Ariana: The Taliban has given Afghanistan’s cricket team the go ahead to take part in the upcoming Test match against Australia. According to Australia’s News.com, the Afghan side is scheduled to play a Test match against Australia at Hobart’s Blundstone Arena starting Saturday, September 27. Click here to read more (external link).
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