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 Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:15:17 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Cycling Athletes Getting Preparedness To Attend Biking Competition http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/27129-cycling-athletes-getting-preparedness-to-attend-biking-competition.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/27129-cycling-athletes-getting-preparedness-to-attend-biking-competition.html Cycling Athletes Getting Preparedness To Attend Biking Competition

Wednesday January 18, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghan cycling athletes went to Jalalabad City the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province aiming to participate in a training camp.
Mohammad Sadiq Sadiqi head of biking federation in Afghanistan National Olympic Committee told BNA, the training camp launch for one month by National Olympic Committee and four girl cyclists and six boy cyclists to participate in the training camp.
The cyclists’ athletes getting preparedness to attend biking competitions to be launched in India and Pakistan in near future.
 

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Sports Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:10:39 +0000
Afghanistan National Cricket Team Trounce UAE By 5 Wickets http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/27110-afghanistan-national-cricket-team-trounce-uae-by-5-wickets.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/27110-afghanistan-national-cricket-team-trounce-uae-by-5-wickets.html Afghanistan National Cricket Team Trounce UAE By 5 Wickets

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team during their second match also succeeded to beat United Arabic Emirate (UAE) national cricket team by 5 wickets in Desert Cup Tournament.
According to BNA report, UAE cricket team set a target of 147 runs with losing his all players in 20 overs for Afghanistan national cricket team after winning toss and elected to bat first.
Afghanistan national cricket team easily could complete the chosen target and find way to semi-final match of the tournament.
It is mentionable that Samiullah Shinwari scored 42 runs, Stanekzai scored 30 runs and Karim scored 22 runs in this match.
Afghanistan national cricket team in their first match also defeated Ireland cricket team and expected to face with Namibia cricket team on Thursday, 19 January, 2017.
 

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Sports Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:49:19 +0000
Afghanistan Thumbs Ireland By 5 Wickets http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/27074-afghanistan-thumbs-ireland-by-5-wickets.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/27074-afghanistan-thumbs-ireland-by-5-wickets.html Afghanistan Thumbs Ireland By 5 Wickets

Monday January 16, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan have trounced Ireland by five wickets in their opening match of the inaugural Desert T20 tournament in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Batting first in Saturday’s encounter at Abu Dhabi, Ireland were restricted to a meager 125 for six after they got off to a good start. Paul Stirling was Ireland’s top scorer with 25. Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) spokesman Farid Hotak said Mohammad Nabi, Amir Hamza and Rashid Khan teased the opposition with their remarkable spin. Although Gary Wilson chipped in with 23, other Irish batsmen comprehensively failed to read the hard-to-understand line of the spinning trio, Hotak said. Najeeb Tarakai (31) and Mohammad Shahzad (29) gave Afghanistan an opening stand of 54 before Jacob Mulder claimed the wickets of Shahzad and Captain Asghar Stanikzai. At one point, Afghanistan slumped to 99 for 5 but Nabi stabilized his side with a confident 26 not out. He saw his team romp home, with eight balls and five wickets to spare. Afghanistan, favorites for the tournament, had impressive performances to boast of in 2016, beating the likes of the West Indies, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong and Scotland.
 

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Sports Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:15:23 +0000
Afghanistan National Cricket Team To Face With Ireland http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/27043-afghanistan-national-cricket-team-to-face-with-ireland.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/27043-afghanistan-national-cricket-team-to-face-with-ireland.html Afghanistan National Cricket Team To Face With Ireland

Saturday January 14, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team to face with Ireland national cricket team in desert cup tournament in United Arabic Emirate tonight.
According to BNA report, desert cup tournament has launched among eight cricket teams in two group.
In the first of the competition Afghanistan will be faced with Ireland at local time 7:00 pm tonight.
It is mentionable that Afghanistan national cricket team in group A to be played with Ireland, Namibia and AUE national cricket teams.
 

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Sports Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:32:45 +0000
Afghan National Cricket Team Beats UAE Team http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/27011-afghan-national-cricket-team-beats-uae-team.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/27011-afghan-national-cricket-team-beats-uae-team.html Afghan National Cricket Team Beats UAE Team

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan National Cricket team defeated one of the United Arabic Emirates teams yesterday.
Farid Hotak spokesman of cricket board told BNA, in this friendly match Afghan players started the match with losing 4 players set a target of 220 runs for the UAE team, the UAE team could not chase the given target, achieved 119 runs and failed.
He added, its due that Afghanistan National Cricket Team in its first visit would play T20 competitions in UAE with Ireland national cricket team in the next Saturday on January 14. 

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Sports Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:26:23 +0000
Ferry Fight National Team Getting Preparedness To Attend Tajikistan Competition http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/26993-ferry-fight-national-team-getting-preparedness-to-attend-tajikistan-competition.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/26993-ferry-fight-national-team-getting-preparedness-to-attend-tajikistan-competition.html Ferry Fight National Team Getting Preparedness To Attend Tajikistan Competition

Wednesday January 11, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Athletes of Afghanistan ferry fight national team were participated in a training camp to get preparedness for attending Tajikistan Ferry Fight Competition.
According to BNA report, Tajikistan ferry fight competition to be held from 24 January, 2017 with presence of athletes from Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
From Afghanistan six ferry fight athletes under the leadership of Ahmad Wali Hotak will participate in this tournament.
 

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Sports Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:17:11 +0000
Shaheen-e-Asmayee To Attend 2017 AFC CUP Competitions http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/26946-shaheen-e-asmayee-to-attend-2017-afc-cup-competitions.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/26946-shaheen-e-asmayee-to-attend-2017-afc-cup-competitions.html Shaheen-e-Asmayee To Attend 2017 AFC CUP Competitions

Sunday, January 08, 2017
Kabul (BNA) The football team of Shaheen-e-Asmayee the champion of 5th chapter of Afghanistan premier league, Roshan to attend AFC CUP competitions. This team would play two games with Haselat team of Tajikistan on Jan 31 and Feb 7.2017.
It should be said that AFF would be making all possible efforts to host it in Kabul.
Otherwise lack of satisfaction of AFC from the security point of view inside Afghanistan, the AFF would start negotiation with few neighboring countries and its results would be announced.

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Sports Sun, 08 Jan 2017 10:43:57 +0000
4 Members of Cycling Team will Go To India http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/26928-4-members-of-cycling-team-will-go-to-india.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/26928-4-members-of-cycling-team-will-go-to-india.html 4 Members of Cycling Team will Go To India

Saturday, January 07, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Cycling national team of the country getting preparation to participate in Asian Tournaments.
Mohammad Sadiq Sadiqi head of national cycling federation of National Olympic Committee said BNA, therefore, female members of the national cycling team are under quarantine in Nangarhar to get ready for tournament.
He added, cycling competition of the Asian countries will held from 5th till 9th February of the current year in India, two female and two male national cycling team members will participate from Afghanistan.

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Sports Sat, 07 Jan 2017 10:54:38 +0000
Nawroz Mangal Retires From International Cricket http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/26893-nawroz-mangal-retires-from-international-cricket.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/26893-nawroz-mangal-retires-from-international-cricket.html Nawroz Mangal Retires From International Cricket

Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Kabul (BNA) The former Afghan skipper Nawroz has retired from international cricket as he eyes to head the selection committee in Afghan Cricket Board.
Mangal announced his retirement from the international cricket during a press conference in Kabul today.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) officials said Mangal will continue to serve as head of the selection committee.
The 28-year-old former Afghan skipper has appeared in 49 One Day International (ODI) matches, playing 48 innings and scoring 1,139 runs.
His career in Twenty20 Internationals includes 30 matches and has played 30 innings. He has 454 runs and has a strike rate of 109.39.
Mangal has also played 24 innings in First-class cricket and 71 innings in List A while his record in Twenty include 48 innings.
His One Day International debut was against Scotland in 2009 and played the last ODI match against Bangaldesh in October last year.
His Twenty20 International debut was against Ireland in 2009 and played his last match against Oman in July 2015.
The retirement of Mangal came as Afghanistan elected a new chairman for the cricket last year.
The appointment was made by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Atif Mashal was appointed to replace Nasimullah Danish.

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Sports Wed, 04 Jan 2017 06:53:58 +0000
Afghan Powerlifting Athletes Acquire 16 Medals http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/26869-afghan-powerlifting-athletes-acquire-16-medals.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/sports/item/26869-afghan-powerlifting-athletes-acquire-16-medals.html Afghan Powerlifting Athletes Acquire 16 Medals

Tuesday January 3, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Afghan powerlifting national team’ athletes succeeded to obtain 16 medals from India Suborto Competition.
Arif Payman in-charge of publication in physical education and sport told BNA, 11 powerlifting athletes were participated in the competition, which they could to obtain 9 gold medals, three silvers and three bronzes.
It is supposed that the athletes will be returned home on Thursday, 05, 2017.
 

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Sports Tue, 03 Jan 2017 07:41:13 +0000