BBC News: Ireland lost by 16 runs to Afghanistan in the first of three Twenty20 matches between the sides at Bready this week. The teams meet again at the same venue on Wednesday and Friday, before playing three one-day internationals at Stormont in Belfast next week. Click here to read more (external link). Related Football (Soccer): Adam
Tolo News: The Afghan Premier League (APL), centered around the message “One nation – One voice”, on Sunday announced the 2018 season of the greatly anticipated tournament has been postponed due to insufficient financial support. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News The Afghanistan Cricket Board’s (ACB) plans for the staging of the
Tolo News: Officials from the National Weightlifting Federation said Afghanistan’s weightlifting squad is preparing for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. The tournament will kick off on August 18. Mirwais Raziqi and Zubair Nazari, the national weightlifting team members, will represent Afghanistan at the event. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News
Ariana: Afghanistan’s cricket superstar Rashid Khan has announced establishing a charity organization as a move to help orphan children and poor people in the country. The charity organization named “Rashid Khan Foundation” would help Afghan orphans to get education and health facilitates, Rashid Khan said on his Facebook page. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Afridun Amu, Afghanistan’s first surfer, will represent his country at this year’s International Surfing Association’s (ISA) world surfing championships in Japan. Amu, 31, was the first Afghan surfer to represent his country in the sport and has taken part in a number of international competitions including the ISA’s World Surfing Games in Biarritz, France in May 2017. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday introduced two senior cabinet members Hamid Tahmasi, the minister of transport, and Kamil Sediqi, the deputy minister of commerce, as new members of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB). The two new appointments will take over from Abdul Ali Mohammadi, former adviser to Ghani and Salma Sadat, a national investor.
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s national cricketer Mohammad Nabi rose one rank from third place to second in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) all-rounder rankings after overtaking Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez who dropped from second to third place. Nabi was previously ranked 3rd in the ODI all-rounding ranking while Rashid Khan, Afghanistan’s leg-spinner, retained his seventh place in the ICC’s all-rounder ranking. Click here to read more (external link). Other Cricket
Tolo News: National MMA team fighter Shirshah Mubariz defeated his South Korean rival in an Asian MMA Championship bout in Harbin city in China on Saturday. Two mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters are representing Afghanistan at the event. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News National Cricket Team of Afghanistan Leaves for England
Tolo News: Two mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters will represent Afghanistan in a free fighting tournament in China. Sabrullah Begzad and Shirshah left Kabul on Wednesday to fight in 80kgs and 70kgs weight category respectively. The three-day event will start on July 28. The Asian MMA Championship will be held in China’s Harbin City where 18
GlobalVoices: A young Afghan cricketer has won unprecedented recognition after being selected by the sports network ESPN for its All-Time T20 International Cricket XI, a kind of hall of fame for the best performers in an exciting, fast-paced version of the sport. The cricketer is Rashid Khan, and his remarkable rise has helped a war-torn country