Cricket Network: India captain Virat Kohli will miss India’s historic clash with Afghanistan, with Ajinkya Rahane to lead the hosts in the one-off Test next month. Kohli will miss the Afghanistan Test in Bangalore due to his commitments with English county Surrey, having signed with the London-based club to prepare for India’s five-Test tour of England,
Tolo News: Yelling commands and lunging for the ball on the balding astro turf, Khalida Popal drilled the team of nine Mexican teenage girls through soccer training, weeks before they jet off to Russia for the World Cup – the street children’s version. For Popal, former captain of the Afghan women’s football team, soccer can open
BBC News: Spat at, stoned in the street, and having to avoid bombings on the way to training. All because you want to play football. That is the reality for some of Afghanistan women’s international team. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Afghanistan cricketers thrashed Zimbabwe by 146 runs in the final match of their ODI series. Late hitting by Rashid Khan – the scourge of Zimbabwe with the ball so far during the tour, the 19-year-old leg-spinner contributed 43 off 29 with the bat – had got Afghanistan up to 241/9 off their 50 overs after
The Independent (UK): In April 2011, Khalida Popal thought she was going to die. “I was facing regular death threats from the Taliban, and I knew that if I stayed in Afghanistan my life would have been in real danger,” she says softly. “I had a choice — I could either stay in my own country
BBC News: Kicking a ball around the schoolyard has been a right of passage for children all over the world, but for former Afghanistan women’s captain Khalida Popal, playing football nearly cost her her life. “It was really dangerous, I can’t forget that time or that moment, where I felt I may no longer be alive.
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s National Cricket has defeated Ireland by 30 runs in the first One-Day International (ODI) at Greater Noida in India on Wednesday. Click here to read more (external link). The Guardian (UK): Khalida Popal was the face of women’s football in Afghanistan but had to flee because of death threats. Now Popal is living in
Tolo News: The India women’s football team on Tuesday evening beat rivals Afghanistan 5-1 in the opening Group B match of the SAFF Championship 2016 at the Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri in India. The Indians scored their first goal in the third minute. In the 30th minute they were awarded a penalty, which gave them a
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s national girls football team is expected to face rival India in the first match of the South Asia Girls Football Championship on Tuesday. At a press conference on Monday, the two coaches from the Afghan team explained said they were well prepared. Kelly Lindsey, the American coach, said: “Despite insecurity and other problems,
Chron: Khalida Popal did not hear the specific words, but as a woman trying to gain equality in Afghanistan she knew exactly how the men felt about her speaking up. “Shoot that girl and the story is finished. Nobody will do anything after that.” Six years ago Popal was the captain of the Afghanistan Women’s National