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Saturday July 15, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan under-19 cricket team after performance an exercise period in India left the country to Singapore the other day.
The aim of the trip is participation of the team in qualifying cricket world cup competitions.
After the trip best players to be selected for Afghanistan u-19 cricket team.

Wednesday July 12, 2017

Kabul (BNA) After noteworthy debuts of Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi in the recently-concluded season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Afghanistan showed itself as a serious team with players of high potential. Their recent performances speak for themselves and reveal that the gap between them and the existing top ten teams isn’t as colossal as it used to be. The cricket there is on the rise, and they have another star to thank for a noteworthy achievement by a batsman and create a new buzz.
Shafiqullah Shafaq, a wicketkeeper-batsman, butchered the opposition attack in a domestic T20 match to score 214 runs of just 71 balls, according to a report on NDTV Sports. The noteworthy innings took place in the Paragon Nangarhar Champions Trophy, a local tournament, with 27-year-old Shafaq recording a mind-boggling strike rate of 304, having smashed 21 sixes and 16 boundaries.
His heroic achievements, with teammate Waheedullah Shafaq helping him out with a 31-ball 81, enabled his team Khateez Cricket Academy to post a mammoth total of 351 in 20 overs against Kabul Start Cricket Club. They went on to script a comfortable win, defeating the opposition by 244 runs. Shafaq has made a total of 35 T20I and 20 ODI appearances for his national side, making his T20I debut for Afghanistan against Ireland in 2010. A regular member of the team, he was part of Afghanistan's campaigns in the last three editions of the ICC World T20 (2012, 2014, 2016). Be it a brilliant bowling effort or miraculous batting one, Afghanistan cricket is making the right strides in capturing the imagination of the world cricket, and maybe, just maybe, these are the sign of changing times.

Wednesday July 12, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah admired the performance of the under-15 football team, his office said in a statement on Tuesday. According to the statement, Afghanistan U-15 football team had won all four competitions in a recently held football tournament played in Tajikistan and clinched the title. Coach Syed Hadi Kazimi said: “We contested the tournament empty-handed and emerged the champions.” Thanking the CE for receiving of the country’s heroes, Kazemi said, “You are the first political figure who praised the U-15 national football team,” the statement added. Yousuf Kargar, technical advisor to the football federation, said beating sides like Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan was not an easy task. He added the federation and players presented a positive image of the country, the statement continued.
Kargar complained of a lack of facilities and funds, urging the CE to stop interference from lawmakers and politicians in affairs of the federation.
Firdaus Sherzad and Ali Zahidi, two members of the triumphant team, said they faced problems in schools on their return from international events. After hearing from the football coach, officials and players, the CEO said: “We are aware that despite problems and difficulties, you have earned victory and pride for the country.” The CEO assured his office would meet financial requirements of the team until the federation recover from its financial crisis. He added the team enjoyed respect in Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) just because of its achievements and the performance of the national federation, the statement concluded.

Tuesday July 11, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan under-15 national cricket team has defeated Indian’s CSS cricket team in a friendly match yesterday.
According to BNA report, the 50-overs match has reduced to 30-overs due to rain, which Afghanistan under-15 national cricket team could to beat Indian’s CSS team.
Afghanistan under-15 national cricket team for getting preparation went to India.

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