Ariana: The Afghanistan national wheelchair basketball team were runners up in the China Para Asian Games quota tournament on Saturday with four wins and one loss. The team lost to Kuwait in its final match on Saturday 56-58 to scoop second place out of six participating teams. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) selection committee has named the ODI and T20I squads for the Zimbabwe series which will be played in Zimbabwe from 4 to 14 June. The three T20Is will count towards the ICC T20I rankings, whereas three ODI matches will be part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.
Ariana: The captain of the Afghan women’s wheelchair basketball team made her debut for her new Spanish side on Saturday to cheers and applause just over a month after fleeing Kabul. Nilofar Bayat, 28, and her husband Ramesh Naik Zai, 27, were offered the chance to play for Bidaideak Bilbao BSR, a wheelchair basketball team
Cricinfo: Azizullah Fazli is the new chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board. His appointment is the first major cricketing development in the country since the Taliban’s takeover of the political reins following the withdrawal of western troops and the collapse of the elected government. Click here to read more (external link). Other Afghan Sports News
1TV: Afghanistan women’s football team has ended its Central Asian campaign without scoring a single goal in four matches it played. Afghanistan faced Uzbekistan in their opening game of the five-team tournament and they lost it by a wide margin of 0-20. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Ghani Calls For Probe
1TV: The athletes claimed the cup after beating Thailand 65-25 in the final match of the tournament. It was second time that Afghanistan defeated Thailand in the competition. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Afghanistan A suffer second defeat in South Africa tri-series
The Telegraph (UK): It is perhaps apt that growth of the world’s most polite sport in the harshest of conditions can be attributed, in some part, to British intervention. Fane’s mission has always been to spread grassroots access through training camps, equipment and running tournaments. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Disabled