Sports Bakhtar News Agency is the official state news agency of the Afghan government, based in Kabul. The agency is a major source of news for all media in Afghanistan, gathering domestic and international news and providing information to outlets. http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:21:57 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Afghanistan To Face With England In OID Match http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/28214-afghanistan-to-face-with-england-in-oid-match.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/28214-afghanistan-to-face-with-england-in-oid-match.html Afghanistan To Face With England In OID Match

Saturday April 8, 2017

Kabul (BNA) It is supposed that Afghanistan national cricket team to play with England national cricket team in One Day International match.
Farid Hotak spokesman of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) told BNA reporter, the match to be held between the teams on July 11, 2017 in Marylebone Cricket Club, Lorday stadium, England.  
Recently Afghanistan cricket team had great achievements and won the champion of several cricket cups.
Afghanistan cricket board trying to obtain the full membership of International Cricket Council (ICC) during the current year, Hotak added.
 

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Sports Sat, 08 Apr 2017 10:05:21 +0000
Peace, Lasting Security Require Powerful Government & United Nation, VP http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/28203-peace-lasting-security-require-powerful-government--united-nation-vp.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/28203-peace-lasting-security-require-powerful-government--united-nation-vp.html Peace, Lasting Security Require Powerful Government & United Nation, VP

Saturday April 8, 2017

Kabul (BNA) With participation of Vice President Sarwar Danesh, a program was held by female bicycle riders in cooperation with Institute of Peace, Media and Good Governance and National Bicycle Riding Federation in Kabul.
Praising the female bicycle riders, the respective institute and directorate of bicycle riding federation, vice president considered the program launched for supporting peace and good governance as builder and good. Vice President Sarwar Danesh said that youth and women had effective role in good governance and counter corruption and the government was making effort to use both youth and women in leading and management of the country. He added that in the past two years Afghanistan institutions have become younger comparing to previous years as participation of youth and women have increased in administration of Afghanistan and the process would be further strengthened.
 

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Sports Sat, 08 Apr 2017 06:53:46 +0000
Afghanistan To Play With West Indies In ODI and T-20 Matches http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/28187-afghanistan-to-play-with-west-indies-in-odi-and-t-20-matches.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/28187-afghanistan-to-play-with-west-indies-in-odi-and-t-20-matches.html Afghanistan To Play With West Indies In ODI and T-20 Matches

Wednesday April 5, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team to face with West Indies national cricket team in One Day International and Twenty-20 overs matches.
It is supposed that the matches to be held at June, 2017 in West Indies.
Farid Hotak spokesman of Afghanistan Cricket Board told BNA, agreement of the matches signed between the authorities of the two countries.
Launching the tournaments is a great achievement for Afghanistan Cricket Board, because West Indies cricket team is the world champion teams, Hotak added.
 

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Sports Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:47:17 +0000
Nonstandard Cricket Stadium Behind Failure To Invite Foreign Teams, Official http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/28139-nonstandard-cricket-stadium-behind-failure-to-invite-foreign-teams-official.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/28139-nonstandard-cricket-stadium-behind-failure-to-invite-foreign-teams-official.html Nonstandard Cricket Stadium Behind Failure To Invite Foreign Teams, Official

Monday April 3, 2017

Kabul (BNA) In a meeting with President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, head of cricket board, Lutfullah Mashaal said lack of standard cricket gymnasium was behind failure to invite foreign cricketers to Afghanistan, BNA reported the other day.
In the meeting, attended by Eklil Hakimi, Finance Minister, Sayed Mansoor Naderi, urban development minister and Dr. Mohammad Akram Khpulwak, special representative to the President, Lutfullah Mashaal congratulated the recent victory of the country’s cricket team to the President and the people of Afghanistan said, the team was first in grade as it could defeat the world strongest team, said the agency.
“Attention and encouragement of the President has given the cricket players morality and helped them gain many victories in world matches,” the agency quoted a statement from the presidential press office. Mashaal said due to lack of standard cricket stadium, they can’t invite cricketers from foreign countries, asking the president for addressing the problem, the agency added. Meanwhile, trainer of the cricket team, Mohammad Stanekzai spoke about the success of his led team said, in a short they gained further success. Congratulating the recent victory of the cricket team and lauding their effort to win the great achievement, the country’s President said he would do his best to provide vast and standard cricket ground, through a proposal by the team leadership and approval of the cabinet meeting.
 

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Sports Mon, 03 Apr 2017 06:23:09 +0000
Climbing & Ashihara Karate Competitions Launched In Herat http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/28137-climbing--ashihara-karate-competitions-launched-in-herat.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/28137-climbing--ashihara-karate-competitions-launched-in-herat.html Climbing & Ashihara Karate Competitions Launched In Herat

Monday April 3, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Climbing competition was held with participation of dozens climbers in western Herat province.
The competition was launched by climbing federation.
According to another reporter, the sixth round of Ashihara Karate competition was held in Herat province.
In this tournament 90 athletes were participated in Shahid Mirwais stadium, Herat city.
Ustad Mohammad Shafi Sadiqyar head of Ashihara Karate federation told BNA, the competition was held to perform work plan of 1396 and progressing of the sport.
Top athletes have been selected at the end of the tournament and awarded by the leader of mentioned federation.
 

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Sports Mon, 03 Apr 2017 06:15:01 +0000
CE Welcomes National Cricket Team Players http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/28124-ce-welcomes-national-cricket-team-players.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/28124-ce-welcomes-national-cricket-team-players.html CE Welcomes National Cricket Team Players

Sunday April 2, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah received national cricket team players yesterday in Hamid Karzai International Airport.
The country’s chief executive called the players as the country’s heroes who have brought happiness and honors to Afghanistan, adding that Afghans were praising and appreciating all players in particular national cricket team for their effort and the honor depended to all Afghans. It is worth mentioning that the country’s national cricket team has defeated Ireland national cricket team in T20, ODI and Intercontinental Cup matches.
 

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Sports Sun, 02 Apr 2017 08:07:10 +0000
President Ghani Congratulates Cricket Team For Victory Against Ireland http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/28102-president-ghani-congratulates-cricket-team-for-victory-against-ireland.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/28102-president-ghani-congratulates-cricket-team-for-victory-against-ireland.html President Ghani Congratulates Cricket Team For Victory Against Ireland

Saturday April 1, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a telephone conversation with the National Cricket Team players congratulated them for winning the four-day match vs. Ireland in the ICC Intercontinental Cup 2017, his office said in a statement on Thursday.
According to the statement, President Ghani said he commended the efforts made by the national team and that the Afghan people were proud of their national cricketers. The Afghan national cricket team has won five cups in past 97 days, the statement added. Afghanistan defeat Ireland in the ICC Intercontinental Cup on Thursday by an innings and 172 runs in Greater Noida in India, the statement continued. Following this win, Afghanistan is top of the table after the national team’s bowlers produced a superb performance on day 3 to beat Ireland, the statement concluded.
 

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Sports Sat, 01 Apr 2017 06:11:54 +0000
Afghanistan Players Becoming Mentally Stronger: Lalchand Rajput http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/28090-afghanistan-players-becoming-mentally-stronger-lalchand-rajput.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/28090-afghanistan-players-becoming-mentally-stronger-lalchand-rajput.html Afghanistan Players Becoming Mentally Stronger: Lalchand Rajput

Friday March 31, 2017
Kabul (BNA) He's already seen plenty of success in the nine months he's been coach of the Afghanistan team. But in a conversation with TOI, Lalchand Rajput recalls the 'brain fade' that led to his team's narrow defeat at the hands of Zimbabwe in a One-Day International at Harare on February 21. Amid the disappointment, the former India and Mumbai opener believes his boys had learnt their biggest cricketing lesson that day. "We were 107 for four, chasing 130, but lost six wickets for 19 runs to lose the match by three runs, despite 20 overs in the bank," Rajput rues. "All our batsmen went to hit big shots, and kept perishing as a result." `You've to give the bowler respect. You don't have to hit every ball for a boundary. Don't take cricket for granted. It's a game which will make a hero and a zero out of you,' I told them that day. Now, they've realized that no match is won unless you have taken the last wicket or scored the last run. They now look to bat sensibly in the middle."
While such collapses can be put down to inexperience, Afghanistan are still a team full of promise and stand out as the best in the world of associate teams. Having won 11 Twenty20 in Afghanistan players becoming mentally stronger: Lalchand Rajput internationals in a row, they're currently on the best-ever winning streak in this format (England and Ireland earlier held the joint record of eight consecutive T20 wins). The sensational run began during the WorldT20 in March last year when they scored an upset win over eventual champions West Indies in Nagpur. It continued with a 3-0 blanking of Ireland in Greater Noida - their 'home venue' earlier this month. India's contribution to the Asian nation taking rapid strides in cricket goes beyond providing a 'home' for the country's strife-torn cricketers. Having failed in the race to become the India coach, Rajput became Afghanistan's coach last June and since then, the results achieved by Asghar Stanikzai & Co have been remarkable. Under Rajput, Afghanistan began by beating Scotland 1-0 in a two-match ODI series, before drawing 2-2 in a five game ODI series with Ireland (one game rained off). They concluded the three-stop overseas tour with a win in the I-Cup (four-day game against Netherlands).
"The Afghan players understand and can speak in Hindi, so it was easy for me. Our cultures are similar. Initially, though, I'd get the names of the players mixed up," says Rajput. In September last year, Afghanistan travelled to Bangladesh and lost 2-1 to the hosts in an ODI series but bounced back to beat Zimbabwe 3-2 despite the narrow loss in that third game. Next up was a T20I series against UAE, which they swept 3-0, and the 'Desert Cup' which they clinched by winning five games in a row. In the home series against Ireland, Afghanistan have so far beaten the visitors in both the T20 (3-0), and the ODI (3-2) series. "Unlike before, we're winning more consistently now," Rajput says about Afghanistan's upswing. "I've told the batsman to score big. Two of our players (all-rounder Mohammad Nabi and leg-spinner Rashid Khan) will play in the IPL. That has motivated the other players to excel too." One of the first things the 55- year-old stressed on after taking charge was improving the fitness level of the side. "Our boys are mentally becoming stronger now, reading the game better. Their fitness level is better, because I told them that to play a higher grade of cricket, you've to be physically fit. "Since they belong to a strife torn nation, these boys are mentally tough," he feels.
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Sports Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:26:08 +0000
Afghanistan And Vietnam Share The Spoils In First Match http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/28084-afghanistan-and-vietnam-share-the-spoils-in-first-match.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/28084-afghanistan-and-vietnam-share-the-spoils-in-first-match.html Afghanistan And Vietnam Share The Spoils In First Match

Wednesday March 29, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national football team in first match of AFC Asian Cup qualifier came from behind to secure 1-1 draw against Vietnam national football team.
Ali Askar Lali manager of Afghanistan football team said, the match was held between the two teams in Dushanbe city, capital of Tajikistan.
Afghanistan national football team in AFC Asian Cup to face with five teams, Lali added.
It was the first match of Afghanistan national football team that hold under the leadership of senior football officials.
 

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Sports Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:52:18 +0000
Afghanistan National Cricket Team To Face With Ireland in ODI Final Match http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/27988-afghanistan-national-cricket-team-to-face-with-ireland-in-odi-final-match.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/27988-afghanistan-national-cricket-team-to-face-with-ireland-in-odi-final-match.html Afghanistan National Cricket Team To Face With Ireland in ODI Final Match

Thursday March 23, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team will play with Ireland national cricket team in final match of 5-One Day International series tomorrow.
According to BNA report, the final match is important for the two mentioned teams, while they are equal in four previous ODI matches.
Afghanistan national cricket team already has defeated Ireland national cricket team in three 20-overs matches, BNA added.
It is mentionable that Afghan cricket players getting preparedness to won the last and final match of the series and obtain the cup of the tournament too.

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Sports Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:37:02 +0000