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Saturday February 23, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team to play with Ireland national cricket team is his second T20 match today.
According to BNA report, Afghanistan national cricket team in his first T20 match succeeded to defeat Ireland national cricket team by five wickets.
Today match will be started at 5:30 pm.
M.A.Ansari
 

Friday February 22, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team in first T20 defeated Ireland national cricket team by five wickets.
Veteran all-rounder Mohammad Nabi starred with both bat and ball as Afghanistan defeated Ireland by five wickets Thursday's first Twenty20 international.
Afghanistan were in trouble after being reduced to 50-5 but the left-right batting pair of Nabi and Zadran, who made 40, ensured their team's eighth consecutive T20 win over Ireland.
Rashid Khan, the world's top-ranked T20 bowler, weaved his magic in his very first over, taking two wickets in the space of three deliveries as Ireland slipped to 65 for six in the 12th over.
Thursday's game was the first in a series of contests across all formats in the Indian city of Dehradun between the two countries who were both granted Test status in 2017.
The sides meet again in T20 games on Saturday and Sunday before beginning a five-match one-day series on 28 February.
The one-off Test match then starts on 15 March.
M.A.Ansari

 

Wednesday February 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team to play 9 matches with Ireland national cricket team in India.
According to BNA report, the matches include three T20 overs, five 50 overs and a One Day International match that will be started under the name of Bank Islami Cup tomorrow in Dehradon city, India.
The matches hosting by Afghanistan in India.
M.A.Ansari
 

Friday February 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) In fewer than 20 years, cricket in Afghanistan has gone from being an ordinary sport to holding a special place in the hearts and minds of many people.
Afghanistan is currently preparing to take part in its second 50-over World Cup, set to take place in the UK from June, a remarkable achievement given that many of the players learned how to play the popular sport in barren refugee camps.
“In 2018, we beat Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, we drew with India and we got full membership to the ICC,” says Azizullah Fazli, Chairman of Afghan Cricket Board. "These are amazing achievements for the Afghan nation. We are playing now on grounds where they had never heard of Afghanistan before," he added.
The sport was imported by Afghan refugees who had lived in Pakistan in the 1990s after fleeing the Soviet invasion.
A ban by the Taliban on sport, including cricket and football, meant that many did not practise their favourite sport for fear of reprisals.
That came to an end in 2002 after the Taliban lifted the ban on cricket, making it the only sport approved by the armed group.
The Afghan Cricket Board now has five stadia in the country and a flourishing youth policy.
Assadullah Khan, a former national team player, credits the sport's success to its ability to bridge social and political differences in a deeply-divided country still reeling from years of war.
"We started cricket in Taliban time. They love cricket and they also showed good support for cricket ... So now, that is why we are here."
Aljazeera
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