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
Tolo News: The Afghan Under 16 national football team left for Oman on Sunday for a six-day training camp and two friendly matches against their host nation. The team will then go on to Uzbekistan for the Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) U-16 tournament next month. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News
Ariana: The construction work on Balkh cricket stadium was officially inaugurated on Tuesday with financial assistance from the government of India. The stadium will be built on 14 acres of land with a cost of 1 million USD in the provincial capital Mazar-e-Sharif City. Click here to read more (external link). Related Afghanistan to play Tests
Sportskeeda: The buzz from Afghanistan’s historic maiden Test match has not settled yet although the game ended four days ago and yet there is fresh news that the Asian nation planning to play their second Test match against Ireland. As it stands, Afghanistan will have to wait seven months before donning its Test whites again. Although the exact dates