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Monday July 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan kickboxing athletes succeeded to obtain 7 medals from international kickboxing tournament held in Iran.
According to BNA report, Wahed Nazhand in 75 kg weight, Ahmad Shaker Aman in 70 kg weight and Abdul Raqeb Haidari in 90 kg weight by defeating their rivals succeeded to obtain gold medals.
Meanwhile, Dastager Haidari in 70 kg weight, Rayez Nesari in 58 kg weight have achieved silver medals and Noorzad Hotak in 54 kg weight and Waisuddin Dakoyee in 85 kg weight have reached to bronze medals.
The tournament was held from 12-14 July 2018 in Tehran city, capital of Iran.
M.A.Ansari
 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Ghazni (BNA) The construction work of a stadium started in Ghazni province.
According to BNA, the stadium will be constructed by Women Affairs Ministry at the cost of 17 million Afghanis.
At the beginning work of the stadium, Wahiddulah Kalimzai governor of Ghazni and other in charges of state offices were present.
   T. Yarzada
 

Sunday June 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan under 16 national football team to face with Uzbekistan under 16 national football team.
According to BNA report, Afghanistan U-16 national football team to play with Uzbekistan under 16 national football team in Central Asia U-16 Competition to be held in Tashkent city, capital of Uzbekistan.
Based on report of Afghanistan Football Federation Central Asia U-16 Competition will be started from 5 July and Afghanistan U-16 national football team to play with Tajikistan and Kirghizstan U-16 national football teams during the competitions as well.
After the tournament Afghanistan U-16 national football team for participation of Asia Competitions goes to Malaysia.
Afghanistan U-16 national football team to face with Iraq, South Korea and Australia U-16 national football teams in Asia Competitions.
It is mentionable that 16 teams in 4 groups to be competed in U-16 Asian Cup tournament.
M.A.Ansari
 

Friday June 15, 2018

Bengaluru (BNA)  India is "completely committed to strengthening and rebuilding Afghanistan including their sports," said Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore on the sidelines of the ongoing first-ever test match between the two countries in Bengaluru's M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Both, Rathore and Afghanistan's Chief Executive left Chinnaswamy stadium after witnessing part of Test match between the two countries.
The minister said that when it comes to inter-country relations, they are like "inseparable brothers". Speaking to ANI he said, "Relations of India and Afghanistan date back to many, many decades; and India Afghanistan are two inseparable brothers, we are completely committed to strengthening and rebuilding Afghanistan including their sports." He congratulated Afghanistan on becoming a full Test team and further wished to see them perform in several other sports.
"We have seen them in Indian Premier League (IPL) and congratulations to Afghanistan for becoming a full Test team now. We would like to see them more in other sports as well, wrestling leagues, kabaddi leagues and many other Olympic sports," he added.
Further, he added that Afghanistan's potential will start blooming once peace in the country starts to descend. Meanwhile, Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah while speaking to ANI appreciated Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for their help to the Afghanistan team, as they had provided the team with a cricket ground in Uttar Pradesh's Noida city for practice. "BCCI has helped our team throughout, but they (Afghanistan) have shown big talent, spirit, and energy and they have come thus far, we are very hopeful towards their future," Abdullah said. After watching part of the test match, he hailed it as a new dimension in the inter-country relations. "It is a historical event in our sports history and also in our relations between both countries. As far as sport is concerned, the Afghan players have come a long way in a short period of time," he said. He praised the Afghanistan team for making cricket a well-known sport in the country in a very short time; and especially spinner Rashid Khan, who had a successful stint in the 11th edition in the Indian Premier League.
The 19-year old finished with a total of 21 wickets for runner-ups, Sunrisers Hyderabad. "Rashid Khan is a well-known name in India, so are one or two more of these. Cricket was not a known sport in Afghanistan a few years back, but today because of players like them it's now very popular.
Our people feel proud of them," he said. On a related note, India won the toss opted to bat first in the historic one-off Test match against Afghanistan at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday. India has headed into the match without their regular captain Virat Kohli, who is currently undergoing rehabilitation for a neck injury sustained during his campaign with the Rajasthan Royals at the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). For Afghanistan, Afsar Zazai will keep wicket while two frontline spinners-- Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman-- have also been named in the Playing XI.
Afghanistan, who has fast established themselves as a force to reckon with in the shorter formats, will become the 12th side to feature in men's Test cricket after Ireland debuted against Pakistan last month.
In day one of the test match, India is on the crease, having scored 280runs for the loss of a single wicket.
(ANI)
 

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