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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Pakistan’s former skipper Shahid Afridi has opted to withdraw from the Afghanistan cricket league, Shpageeza League, amid persistent tensions between the cricket boards of the two nations.
Afridi informed regarding his decision late on Friday night citing family issues as the main reason behind his decision.
I look fwd. to come in future & support the great imitative.  I support bridging relations via cricket for peace to unite nations.
Tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan cricket boards escalated after deadly bombings in Kabul late in May and earlier in June this year.
However, it is yet not clear if the persistent tensions has played any role in the decision of Afridi or not.
 

Thursday September 7, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Former South Africa international Herschelle Gibbs will make his coaching debut in the Afghanistan T20 league competition set to start in Kabul on 12 September. Gibbs will coach the Speenghar Tigers in the tournament and will work closely with former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi who will skipper the side.
Afridi confirmed his participation when was quoted by the Sport Star Live news journal, saying: "I'll be playing in the Afghan T20 league supporting and promoting peace through cricket." Gibbs admitted that he is looking forward to the new assignment, telling Sport Star: "Yes, I will be joining the Speenghar Tigers as the coach."
Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) chief Atif Mashal confirmed that other Pakistan internationals as well as players from the West Indies and Bangladesh will take part in the competition. Mashal told Sport Star: "Shahid Afridi will come to play in Kabul. Only those Pakistani cricketers who have central contract might not be available because of international commitments. "The rest will come. We have also got NOC for the West Indies and Bangladesh players."
Sport24
 

Wednesday September 6, 2017

Bamyan City (BNA) With participation of dozens athlete Badminton competitions was held in central Bamyan province yesterday.
Arefa Akbari in-charge of Badminton in Bamyan told BNA reporter, dozens girl and boy athletes were participated in the tournament, which Sahar got first position among girl athletes and Suliman placed in first position among boy athletes.
The competitions was held on the occasion of 9th festival of Silk Road in Rohullah Nikpa’s gymnasium by Afghan Solidarity Institute with cooperation of information and culture and counter-narcotic drugs departments of Bamyan. 
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan’s U-14 national football team beat India’s Mirzaram team 5-4 in the semifinals of the Subroto Cup Football Tournament in India on Monday.
Both teams worked hard to secure their goals but no goals were scored throughout the match nor during extra time.
In a penalty shootout, Afghanistan scored five goals while the Indian team made four.
Afghanistan will play India’s Chandigar team at about 4pm Kabul time on Wednesday in the finals.
Last year Afghanistan played well and went through to the semi-finals of the tournament.
The team scored 33 goals in total but lost to Bangladesh in the semi-finals.
T. Yarzada

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