Tolo News: Afghanistan’s national cricket team is scheduled to play a one-off test match against Australia in Perth from November 21 to November 25, the Afghanistan Cricket Board said in a statement on Thursday, as hopes rise on easing of the lockdown around the world to begin sports events. Click here to read more (external
ESPN cricinfo: In the absence of any cricket due to Covid-19 and all available sources of funding drying up fast, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has decided to cut the salaries of the coaching staff by 25% in May. That number could jump to 50% in June if their tour to Zimbabwe in June is
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 10, 2020 Afghan cricketer Shafiquallah Shafaq has been banned from the sport for six years after acknowledging charges of match fixing. The 30-year-old was charged with fixing or attempting to fix matches in the Afghanistan Premier League T20 in 2018 and the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League, the Afghanistan Cricket
BBC: Ireland snatched a super over win against Afghanistan to avoid a Twenty20 series whitewash in India as Kevin O’Brien hit a six off the last ball. The Irish only posted 142-8 in their innings but seemed set for victory before two final-over wides off Josh Little helped the Afghans reach 142-7. Click here to
1TV: Afghanistan claimed an unassailable 2-0 lead over Ireland with a 21-run victory in their second match of their T20I series in India on Sunday. Afghanistan will look to complete a whitewash at Greater Noida on Tuesday. Click here to read more (external link).
BBC Sport: Ireland fell to an 11-run defeat on the DLS method in a rain-affected opening Twenty20 international against Afghanistan in Greater Noida, India. Ireland will need to win Sunday’s second game in Greater Noida to keep the series alive going into Tuesday’s final match. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Officials of the Buzkashi Federation said on Sunday that the opening games for the first Buzkashi league will be held on Thursday, March 5, in Kabul’s Chaman-e-Hozoori area, and riders from 14 provinces will participate. The aim of this competition is to select the best riders for the national Buzkashi team, according to
Tolo News: The Afghanistan Cricket Board’s disciplinary committee lifted the playing ban Mohammad Shahzad, the ACB announced in a statement. Shahzad was suspended for breaching the code of conduct. The details of the breach were not made public by the ACB, and Shahzad called it a “conspiracy” against him. Click here to read more (external
Tolo News: Nazima Khirzad, an Afghan ski racer, has won a bronze medal in the 4th CAS Karakoram International Alpine Ski Cup 2020 in Pakistan. The four-day competition was held in Pakistan’s Swat city, and ended on Tuesday with Khirzad winning the bronze medal in the slalom category. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Afghanistan Cricket Board has announced a 15-member squad for a three-match T20 series scheduled to be played in India in March. Asghar Afghan will lead the side in the series. Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeebur Rahman are also included in the squad. The matches will be held on 6th, 8th and 10th of