18 November 2018

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Monday, October 01, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has conferred high state medal of Mir Masjidi Khan on the former Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) chairman and awarded cash prizes to players.
Atif Mashal and cricket players received the awards at a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace late on Saturday night, a statement from the Presidential Palace said.
ACB new chairman Azizullah Fazli thanked the president for his support and said they were ready for the 2019 World Cup.
National Team captain and Skipper Ashghar Afghan also commended President Ghani’s consistent support to the cricketers.
Cultural advisor Asadullah Ghazanfar read out President Ghani’s decree on conferring the Mir Masjidi Khan medal on Atif Mashal.
The president said:  “You have taken pictures with the Indian boy who cried after the match.  It shows your highest ethics.  The Indians say their friendship with Afghanistan is lasting.”
President Ghani told the players: “You have real management and discipline, your coordination and teamwork was outstanding because you are smart… I am proud of you and you are real ambassadors of Afghanistan.”

Sunday September 30, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Rashid Khan has displaced former Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan from the top of the all-rounders’ list. He has become the first from his country and 32nd overall to reach top position in the list with a jump of six places. Rashid’s success with the ball saw him cross the 800-point mark during the tournament, which saw in action five of the 10 teams to fight it out in next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup, and he also chipped in with 87 runs to reach a career-best 97thposition among batsmen.
Afghanistan opener Mohammad Shahzad has gained 19 slots to reach 36th position, his highest in two years, while spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman has gained 15 slots to reach eighth position.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Scores of female and male cyclists participated in the Mountain Bike Race hosted by the Bamyan province in a bid to promote the Mountain Bike Race in the country.
The provincial government media office in a statement said the Mountain Bike Race ‘Cross-country Bike Race’ was organized on Friday in Azhdar Valey of the province.
The statement further added that 50 cyclists, including women had taken part in the Bike Race which was organized by Kohistan Bicycle Club.
The Local Administration of Bamyan province cooperated in organizing the Bike Race with the financial support of Etisalat Telecommunications Company, the provincial government added.
Mehdi Mohammadi secured the first position of the Bike Race while Nawroz from Oqab Club was awarded the second position with the provincial information and culture directorate securing the third spot.
In the meantime, Tahir Shaigan secured the first position on the Women’s side, Sediqa Sediqi won the second position, and Enjila Sakhizada won the third position of the Bike Race, the provincial government added in its statement.

Sunday September 30, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani appreciated two sportsmen who have brought medal and honor to the country from Asia Cup completion held in Indonesia, BNA reported.
In the meeting held yesterday at the Presidential Palace, the two sportsmen Mohammad Khalid Hotak and Mohammad Mansour Sarwari spoke and praised the country’s President for his particular attention to sportsmen. After granting cash reward to the sportsmen, the country’s President said he was ready to provide any cooperation to support sports in the country. President Ghani told them; “You are the honor of Afghanistan as you bring dignity and honor to the country.” The country’s President assured of his support to the country’s national Olympic committee and sportsmen.

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