Hindustan Times: “It is really a proud moment for me and my team, because we have played super cricket in this Asia Cup, winning the first two games in the first round and then qualifying for the Super 4…” Click here to read more (external link). More Cricket News How Afghanistan have emerged as the new powerhouse
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
The Nation (Pakistan): Two weeks after his Man-of-the-Match performance in the final of the World Cup Qualifier, Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad has been asked by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) to reside permanently in Afghanistan or risk having his contract terminated. Shahzad currently resides in Peshawar, Pakistan. He has also been fined AFN 300,000 (44000 approx) for
Cricbuzz: Bangladesh were set to play a three-match ODI series against Afghanistan in India’s Dehradun in June as per the earlier arrangement but since they will be playing a full series against West Indies following the Afghanistan series, BCB is looking to play at a venue that’s comfortable for travelling. Click here to read more (external link). Other
ESPN: Afghanistan 213 for 5 (Shahzad 54, Naib 45, Simi 3-30) beat Ireland 209 for 7 (Stirling 55, Rashid 3-40) by five wickets. Afghanistan completed a miraculous revival to secure their passage to the World Cup in England next year with a five-wicket win over Ireland in the final Super Six match of the qualifying tournament in
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been suspended and will sit out the next two ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 matches after being in breach of the ICC’s Code of Conduct. Mujeeb Rahman from Afghanistan was also sanctioned for being in breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during Tuesday’s high-pressure thriller. Click here to
1TV: Afghanistan’s leg-spinner Rashid Khan has been named Associate Cricketer of the Year by the International Cricket Council. Rashid claimed 60 wickets during the year in international matches – a record for an Associate player in a calendar. The total includes 43 in ODIS – another record for a player from outside the Full Member nations.
1TV: Afghanistan Cricket Board on Sunday announced ODI and T20 squads for their series against Zimbabwe in Sharjah in February. The tour begins with two 20-over games on February 5 and 6 before moving into the 50-over matches scheduled to take place between February 9 and 19. The matches will also include Mohammad Shahzad after one
Tolo News: Shahzad Mohammadi, who was banned from cricket in 2017 for using unauthorized medicines, will return to the game after serving a one-year ban. Click here to read more (external link). Other Afghan Cricket News Afghan team depart for U-19 World Cup in New Zealand
1TV: Afghanistan’s famous wicket-keeper and batsman Mohammad Shahzad could return to cricket as early as next month after a twelve-month suspension. The 29-year-old is suspended by the International Cricket council for doping violation as he inadvertently ingested a banned substance, the governing body announced Thursday. Click here to read more (external link).