Ariana: One of Afghanistan’s star cricket players, Rashid Khan, was upbeat this week about the national team’s chances against Pakistan in Friday’s Super 12 match in the T20 World Cup in the UAE. Afghanistan will play Pakistan in Dubai on Friday. The match starts at 2.30pm Kabul time and will be broadcast live on Ariana
Ariana: Mohammad Nabi said he has been named Afghanistan skipper for the upcoming T20 World Cup after Rashid Khan unexpectedly stepped down as captain on Thursday. Rashid issued a statement on Twitter Thursday announcing his decision which he said was in protest against the selection of the national squad that was done without his input.
Indian Express: “Dear World Leaders! My country is in chaos,thousand of innocent people, including children & women, get martyred everyday, houses & properties being destructed.Thousand families displaced. Don’t leave us in chaos. Stop killing Afghans & destroying Afghaniatan. We want peace,” wrote Rashid. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: All-rounder Rashid Khan has been appointed the T20I Team Captain for Afghanistan. Meanwhile Najibullah Zadran has been appointed the National Team’s vice-captain for the format. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Afghanistan will host Pakistan for a series of three T20s and three ODIs to be held in the UAE in August and September, a Pakistani media outlet reported on Sunday. The cricket boards of the two countries are discussing the series, Geo News reported. Click here to read more (external link). More Sports News
Tolo News: Baz Mohammad Mubariz, a famous Afghan mixed martial arts fighter, on Friday defeated his rival from Ukraine, Zaka Fathollahzada. He defeated his rival in the second round by a knockout. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Rashid ‘Ready’ for Sunrisers Opening Match in IPL
Ariana: One of Afghanistan’s star cricketers, Rashid Khan, said this week that despite the national team’s success on the international circuit, local cricket would benefit from more academies, more standardized grounds and more qualified coaches. Speaking to The Cricketer on his rise to fame as one of the world’s best bowlers, Rashid said: “Currently, our
Tolo News: Abdul Azim Badakhshi and Nusrat Haqparast, two Afghan mixed martial arts fighters, defeated rivals from Azerbaijan and Mexico at the Brave Combat competition and Ultimate Fighting Championship, which are MMA events. Badakhshi defeated his Azerbaijani rival Agshin Babaev with a knockout out in the Brave Combat Federation, which was held in Bahrain on
Al Jazeera: The life and career of Afghanistan cricketer Rashid Khan has seen the theatrical treatment: The curtains parted one day and there he was. Among a cast of romantic, colourful cricketers from the country’s fairy tale, stood the teen prodigy, the one player ready-made for the biggest stage. Click here to read more (external
Ariana: The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has announced that former captain Rashid Khan is a doubt ahead of their Test series against Zimbabwe, which begins next Tuesday. According to the ACB, the leg-spinner is battling a finger injury and is presently undergoing treatment. Click here to read more (external link).