Tolo News: Officials from the Department of Physical Education and Sports (DPES) held a ceremony in Kabul on Sunday for the national Zurkhaneh team which won 13 gold medals, one silver medal and two bronze at the South Asian Zurkhaneh Sports Championships in Nepal last week. Eight countries participated at the event – with Afghanistan scooping the overall cup in both group and individual
Tolo News: Afghanistan lifted the cup after riding on impressive centuries from Javed Ahmadi – 108 off 113 balls – and Asghar Stanikzai – 125 off 129 balls. Afghanistan topped the ICC Intercontinental Cup table after cruising to a comprehensive innings and 173 run-victory against Hong Kong on Friday. Click here to read more (external link).
Reuters: Former Australia batsman Dean Jones is to take over the role of Afghanistan’s head coach on an interim basis and lead the team in their Intercontinental Cup fixture in Hong Kong later this month, the country’s cricket board has announced. Afghanistan did not renew their contract with former India cricketer Lalchand Rajput and have been without
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s Ahmad Yasin Salik Qaderi Won gold at the 9th World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships (WBPF) in Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar on Sunday. Qaderi won gold at the world amateur championships in the 90kg weight category. He also won the “Mr Muscle” title. Bodybuilders from 100 countries took part at this year’s Ulaanbaatar contest. Click
AFP: Rashid Khan is becoming the face of Afghan cricket. The teenaged leg-spinner made his IPL debut this year and continues to attract top Twenty20 leagues around the world. Such is Rashid Khan’s popularity that even a suicide blast at Kabul’s main cricket stadium couldn’t keep his fans away — and the teenager is now eyeing the
1TV: Afghanistan U-19 cricket team defeated their Bangladeshi counterparts by five wickets on Monday to level the five-match ODI series 1-1. Sent to bowl first by Bangladesh who won the toss, Afghanistan bowled out the hosts in 30.4 overs from which they scored 75 at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Noor Ahmad Ahmadi, Afghan freestyle wrestler, won a bronze medal in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat late Monday. Afghanistan has so far won one gold, one silver and nine bronze medals and is placed 24th on the medal list – out of 65 countries. Click here to read more
1TV: Band-e-Amir Dragons defeated Mis Ainak Knights in a thrilling final to win the Shpageeza Cricket League season 5 in Kabul on Friday. Band-e-Amir registered four-run victory in front of a packed crowd at Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Ground to lift SCL trophy for the first time. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s National Futsal Team beat Uzbekistan 4-2 in their third match in the fifth Asian Indoor Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat on Wednesday. Uzbekistan, a fierce opponent, had been listed as among the top two winners at last year’s games. Afghanistan will play the United Arab Emirates on Friday in the last of their
1TV: A new cricket league titled Afghanistan Premier League will kick off in Dubai soon, the country’s cricket board chief said Saturday. The plan was revealed as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani hosted cricket officials, players, coaches and commentators amid Afghanistan’s domestic T20 tournament Shpageeza Cricket League. Shukrullah Atif Mashal, Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman, noted that 125