23 February 2019

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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.
M.A.Ansari
 

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.
 

Friday September 21, 2018 Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team has defeated Bangladesh national cricket team by 136 runs in their last group match of Asia Cup 2018 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi late on Thursday. First, Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat against Bangladesh, scored 255 for seven. Rashid Khan and Hashmatullah Shahidi smashed 50s. Bangladesh then lost the wickets of Liton Kumar Das, Mominul Haque and Mohammad Mithun in quick-succession. Two veteran Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah tried to repair the early damage. But Rashid Khan removed both of them and put further trouble on the Tigers innings. Bangladesh were eventually bowled out for 119 in 42.1 overs. Shakib was the highest scorer with 37. Rashid, Mujeeb and Naib claimed two wickets each for Afghanistan. Afghanistan 255/7 in 50 overs (Shahidi 58, Rashid 57*, Naib 42*) Bangladesh 119/10 in 42.1 overs (Shakib 32; Rashid 2/13, Mujeeb 2/22, Naib 2/30) Man of the Match: Rashid Khan M.A.Ansari
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