Sunday, January 01, 2017
Khost City (BNA) A cricket stadium worth 62 million Afghanis was inaugurated in the capital of southeastern Khost province Friday.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, attended by thousands of people, the provincial governor said the stadium was built over 12.5 acres of land in a year and a half.
Hukam Khan said the German government funded the stadium, with capacity of 5,000 people. He called for expanding the facility and construction of a mosque and a car park.
The participation of a large number of people in Friday’s ceremony was reflective of stable security environment in Khost city, he said, adding the war-weary people wanted prosperity.
Addressing the event, Dr. Kamal Sadat acting Minister of Information and Culture and deputy minister on youth affairs asked the youth to keep unity and develop their country.
Pointing to mass participation of the people in the inauguration of the new cricket stadium, Dr. Kamal Sadat asked the people to take firm steps in fight against corruption and other social challenges. He also asked ACB chairman to consider extending of the stadium so that to accommodate large number of people at a single time.
Atif Mashal, the Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman, promised all possible efforts to expand the stadium and ensure elemental facilities for players.
Following the inaugural event, the Afghan national squad played a friendly match against the U-19 team. The encounter was watched by unprecedented thousands of spectators.
Sunday January 1, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Seven Afghan archer and runner athletes leaves Kabul for Islamabad aiming to participate in a training camp in near future.
Munawar Shah Shahzad in-charge of publication in Afghanistan National Olympic Committee told BNA correspondent, five boys and two girls at the fields of archer and running will perform their exercises in the training camp for 10 days.
Saturday December 31, 2016
Kabul (BNA) In an interview spokesman of General Department of Physical Training and Sport (GDPTS) Mohammad Arif Paiman said, the Ministry of Counter Narcotics (MoCN) and GDPTS signed a memorandum of understanding at the GMIC.
This memorandum was signed by MoCN Salamat Azimi and deputy GDPTS on financial and Administrative affairs Qasim Ali Hamidi. During singing ceremony in their speeches, they emphasized on the need of close cooperation of both bodies for preventing of youth addiction. Hamidi said, we are pleased to sign this agreement with the MoCN to manage to create sound recreational and sport grounds for youth. Because lack of a sound atmosphere leads the youth to addiction. Through sport we can explain the disadvantages of drugs to our youth who are future builders of our territory. Sport is one of the effective ways of war on drugs. Until we have not established recreational and sport sites to our youth, drugs would not be eradicated. Hamidi thanked the MoCN that has built sport sites in some provinces. MoCN Salamat Azimi said that the goal behind signing of this memorandum is strengthening of relations for joint struggle on drugs with GDPTS. War on drugs requires that we should work together as war on drugs is the duty of all people.
In coordination with GDPTS we are determined to create a sound atmosphere for youth to prevent youth addiction. Championship of Herat Basketball team: The 41th round of basketball competitions ended with championship of Herat basketball team as the Kabul municipality team and B team of Balkh province achieved second and third positions respectively. These competitions were held on Dec 15.2016 with the participation of elected basketball teams of Kabul, Herat, Balkh, Kandahar, Helmand, Ghazni, Bamyan, Samangan, Nangarhar provinces in which over 160 sportsmen within 12 teams competed each other to gain membership of National Basketball Team. In the final stage of these competitions, teams of Herat province and Kabul municipality competed each other to gain championship title. At the end of the game, Herat team overcame Kabul municipality team 55-54 with a difference of one concession and achieved championship position and the Kabul municipality team gained assistant championship position and the team of Balkh province ascended to the third position. Out of 160 participating sportsmen, 18 and 16 sportsman were elected for Elders national team and Youth National Team respectively. These competitions are held every year among provincial teams for identifying of the best team and premier figures to national team. Departure of National volleyball Team to championship competitions of Asia Central Zone:
The National Volleyball Team of the country departed on Monday Dec 19.2016 to Bangladesh attend to second round of championship of Asia Central Zone. These competitions are due to take place from Dec 20-28 in Daka the capital of Bangladesh with the participation of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Maldives, Nepal, Kazakhstan and Bhutan. The Afghan team consisting of 12 sportsman, two trainers and one manager would attend it. It has been said that in 2014 first round of competitions, the Afghan team had achieved third position. Holding of 6th round of ITF Taekwondo competitions in these electoral competitions of ITF (traditional) of the country, 30 sportsman were elected to national teams. In these competitions over one hundreds sportsman in two categories of age-weight (Teenagers-youth) from Kabul city, Herat, Ghor, Khost, Dykondi, Farah , Paktya, Nimroz, Kunduz and Takhar provinces had attended. In these competitions, Jawed from Herat Mohammad Ali from Kabul and Khan Gul from Khost provinces achieved first, second and third positions respectively. Sending of gymnastic trainers to Exercise camp: Mohammad Fahim Qayoumi and Mohammad Humayoon Azizi two trainers of national gymnastics federation went on Monday Oman to attend training camp which is organized by world gymnastics federation and hosted by Oman gymnastics federation. Holding of sixth round of coastal handball competitions: Six teams from Kabul, Parwan, Herat, Ghazni, Logar, Ghor and Bamyan provinces will take part in these competitions. The goal behind these competitions is growth of coastal handball and election of 18 premier sportsman to national handball team. Prior to this, the first round of introduction seminar of handball regulations were held for trainers and arbitrators and participant.
Naser Ahmad Askarzada
Wednesday December 28, 2016
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan National Gulf athletes left Kabul yesterday for Bangladesh to launch a friendly match.
Munawar Shah Shahzad in-charge of publication in National Olympic Committee (NOC) told BNA correspondent, from Afghanistan 10 Gulf athletes both girls and boys will participate in the match.
The athletes perform their exercises in a training camp for 10 days and then will play with Bangladesh Gulf national team.