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Thursday December 13, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Brisbane Heat coach Daniel Vettori believes the experience of off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman belies his tender age, and can't wait to unleash the Afghan sensation on rival clubs when the KFC Big Bash gets underway from December 19. At 17, Mujeeb is the youngest signing in the competition's eight-year history, but Vettori, who debuted in Test cricket just 10 days after his 18th birthday back in 1997, is unfazed by the age of his star import.
"The thing for him is, since he's arrived on the international scene he's performed wherever he's gone – and he's gone everywhere," said the Black Caps legend. "He's played in most comps around the world and he's been highly successful."
Mujeeb was part of Afghanistan's inaugural Test side that was thumped by India in June, and the teen already has 23 ODIs and seven T20Is to his name. He has also played in domestic T20 competitions in Bangladesh, Pakistan and most notably India, where he collected 14 wickets in 11 matches for Kings XI Punjab and was one of only three bowlers to concede fewer than seven runs per over among the Indian Premier League's top 20 wicket-takers. "He's got so much experience in such a short period of time that I think he really understands his game," Vettori continued.
"I think that's true of all the Afghan players – they all feel like their self-coached, so therefore they really know what they're doing in any situation.
"From what I've seen, he doesn't get flustered, the pressure's not an issue for him, and he just gets on with things, and particularly bowling at the Gabba, that's the mentality that you need." Mujeeb is an off-spinner by trade but has been known to produce an assortment of deliveries, including having traditional leg breaks and wrong’s in his armory, while Vettori believes his extra height should make him a difficult prospect on Australia's bouncy wickets. "The thing that separates him I think is his action," he said. "He's very tall, he bowls quick, and he bowls from a height that makes it difficult.
"His variations, while you won't see them as much on a wicket like the Gabba, his control of those variations set him apart."
In conjunction with leg-spinner Mitch Swepson, Mujeeb is expected to play a key part in what has been a consistently spin-heavy theme for the Heat under Vettori in recent campaigns. "We've tried to play a game predominantly around spin at the Gabba with Mitchell Swepson, Shadab Khan, Yasir Shah and (Samuel) Badree over the years," the coach added.
"I think Mujeeb will continue that on." The Heat squad has assembled this week, with an intra-squad practice game scheduled for this evening at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast, where they will play two matches this summer.
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Wednesday December 5, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan under-20 futsal team after defeating Tajikistan u-20 futsal team succeeded to fine way to Asia Nation Cup competitions.
Shafi Shadab in-charge of publication in Football Federation told BNA reporter, Afghanistan under-20 futsal team could to defeat Tajikistan under-20 futsal team 4-0.
Afghanistan under-20 futsal team also had defeated Turkmenistan u-20 futsal team, but accept failure against Iran u-20 futsal team in the tournament, Shadab added.
Asia National Cup Competitions to be held from 01 Jan 2019 in Uzbekistan, Shadab concluded.
M.A.Ansari

Saturday December 1, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan power lifting team went to Uzbekistan to participate in power lifting international competitions known as Artanian in the country.
Based on information from power lifting federation, a coach and 10 power lifting athletes participated from Afghanistan in the tournament.
The competitions to be held in the next four days and to be continued for three days in Uzbekistan, the source added.
M.A.Ansari
 

Friday November 30, 2018
Kabul (BNA) Ireland’s first ever Test match will take place in India against Afghanistan, after the schedule for their 2019 tour was revealed on Friday morning.
Graham Ford’s side will face their familiar foes in nine fixtures across February and March next year - with three T20 Internationals and five ODIs preceding a tour-ending Test.
It will be the first of two Test matches in the calendar year for Ireland, with a historic four-day Test scheduled at Lord’s against England from July 24th-27th.
The challenge posed by Afghanistan at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun Uttarakhand will be vastly different to the one waiting in London later in the year.
And Andrew Balbirnie sees March’s Test on the subcontinent as major step forward for Irish cricket, as his side embark on their first tour as a Full Member nation.
The 27-year-old batsman said: “It will no doubt be a test for the entire squad - taking on Afghanistan in subcontinent conditions will require a level of adjustment by both our batting and bowling units.
“As we saw here at home in the summer, Afghanistan are a quality side with some world-class players, and will be a great challenge in their ‘home’ conditions.
“We are fortunate that Graham Ford [head coach has scheduled a batting camp in December which will provide a number of our batsmen with some exposure to those conditions - it will be particularly beneficial for some of the younger guys like Harry Tector and James McCollum who won’t have experienced Indian pitches.”
Following their return from India, Ireland also welcome England back to Malahide for a ODI on May 3rd.
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