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Monday January 29, 2018
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Zadran fetched a hefty pay-check of Rs 4 crore from Kings XI Punjab, thus becoming the third Afghan player to be bought by an IPL franchise after Rashid Khan (Rs 9 crore to SRH), Mohammad Nabi (Rs 1 crore to SRH). Zadran, part of the Afghanistan Under-19 squad in the ongoing ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand, is the first player born in the 21st century to play in the ODIs. Zadran had shot to fame claiming four wickets in debut against Ireland in 2017. Born on 28 March 2001, Zadran took Afghanistan to their maiden U-19 Asia Cup victory, when the team beat Pakistan. He took 20 wickets in the tournament held in Kuala Lumpur and went on to claim 17 wickets against Bangladesh in a bilateral Youth ODI series. In the capped spinners bracket, Nathan Lyon, Fawad Ahmed, Pragyan Ojha and Tabrez Shamsi went unsold. In the uncapped batsmen bracket, India under-19 star Manjot Kalra was bought by Delhi Daredevils for a base price of Rs 20 Lakh. Sachin Baby was picked by Sunrsiers Hyderabad for a base price for Rs 20 Lakh. UP's Rinku Singh was taken by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 80 Lakh.
The Times of India

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The cricket board annual meeting was held in Khybar Hall-Ministry of Finance and was chaired by Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance, attended by the other members of the board, Sayed Sadat Mansour Naderi, Minister of Urban Development and Housing, Shukrallh Atif Meshal, Head of the Cricket Board, Ahmad Shah Sangdel, Dean of Dunya University, Mirwais Syal, representative of Alokozy Group, representative of Salman Sadat and Javad Peykar, Head Afghanistan Independent Land Authority.
In the meeting, the cricket board budget for 1397, Afghanistan permanent membership in International Cricket Council, new financial, procurement, human resources and selection policies, search of lands for construction of Cricket stadium in Kabul according to international standard, development of cricket game in the country, encouragement of national teams, established of women’s national team and other interested issues were discussed.  At the end, members of the cricket board approved the aforementioned policies and decided to form a committee to investigate complaints.

Friday January 26, 2018
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan U-19 national cricket team to face with Australia U-19 national cricket team in ICC U19 World Cup.
According to BNA report, Afghanistan crushed hosts New Zealand in the quarter-finals by 202 runs and find way to semi-final match of the tournament.
Afghanistan U-19 national cricket team started batting and by losing his 6 wickets scored 309 runs in 50 overs.
Afghan batmen Rahimullah hit 69 runs, Ibrahim Zadran 68 runs, Baher Shah 67 runs, Ezmatullah 66 runs from 23 balls and Nasir Wahdat scored 20 runs.
Afghan bowlers Mujeeb Zadran and Qais Ahmad grabbed four wickets each.
Ezmatullah Omari’s Afghan cricketer declared as man of the match.
It is mentionable that ICC U19 World Cup championship has started from 13 January, 2018 among 16 U-19 national cricket team in New Zealand and will be concluded at 3 February 2018.

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) In continuation of U-19 World Cup 2018 champions, Afghanistan U-19 national cricket team had defeated Sri Lank U-19 national cricket team by 32 runs.
According to BNA report, first Afghanistan cricket team has started batting and by losing 5 wickets scored 284 runs.
Afghan batmen Ibrahim Zadrab hits 86 runs, Darwish Rasouli 63 runs, Ikrami Alikhail 55 runs, Naser Wahdat 25 runs, Ezatullah 20 runs and Qais Ahmad 10 runs.
Then, Sri Lanka U-19 national cricket team by losing his all wickets in 37 overs couldn’t reach to the chosen target and accept his failure.
Afghan bowlers Naveen-Ul-Haq snared three wickets, Ezmatullah 3 wickets and Qais Ahmad 2 wickets.
Due to rains the match has reduced from 50 overs to 38 overs.
Afghanistan clinched a place in the quarter-finals for the second time in their history.
It is mentionable that, Afghanistan U-19 national cricket team by two victories ranged at the top D group of the competitions.
Afghanistan to play with Ireland in their final group D match.

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