17 July 2018

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Tuesday October 24, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team rose to the top of the ICC Intercontinental Cup table after a crushing innings and 173-runs defeat of Hong Kong national cricket team.
Farid Hotak spokesman of Afghanistan Cricket Board told BNA reporter, the competitions was launched for four days in Hong Kong, that Hong Kong cricket team in first and second innings could to target 292 runs for Afghanistan cricket team.
Afterward, Afghanistan cricket team in first inning by losing 5 wickets could to obtain 465 runs and trounced Hong Kong cricket team.

Monday October 16, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) has been alerted about the talents of Brisbane Roar attacking midfielder Rahmat Akbari and Sydney United 58 midfielder Naim Rahimi.
The AFF may look to convince Australian-based players, who were either born in Afghanistan or who have heritage links to the country, to commit their international allegiance to the Lions of Khurasan in the future. In 2015, South Melbourne striker Iqi Jawadi, now signed with Oakleigh Cannons, was called up to a training camp for Afghanistan. Ehsan Popal, co-founder of T3 Australia, confirmed that the AFF has been in contact and is monitoring the progress of these players. Popal was born in Afghanistan and his father played for their national team. Previously the AFF attempted to lure Mustafa Amini to represent Afghanistan before he played for the Socceroos’. “They’re on the radar,” Popal, a former Sutherland Sharks player, told Four Four Two. “Afghanistan’s priority is to make the 2019 Asian Cup. They were really big on getting Amini, but he ended up playing for Australia." Roar starlet Akbari was born in Afghanistan but left the country when he was a baby and his family relocated to Australia in 2005. The 17-year old came through the Brisbane Strikers and the Queensland Academy of Sport’s National training Centre, joining Brisbane Roar this year.
He has made one appearance in the A-League for the Roar and has played for the Joeys 15 times. Akbari was the second player of Afghan descent, after Amini, to play in the A-League. “I rate Akbari very, very highly,” Popal said. “He’s a talent. He’s a fantastic footballer.” Rahimi has spent time with Blacktown Spartans and Sydney Olympic, and will play for Sydney United 58 in the NSW NPL next year. The 23-year old, who was born in Iran, has also previously played professionally in Malaysia and Singapor. Popal said there is a number of talented young players with Afghan backgrounds currently coming through the Australian youth development systems. He believes that a new wave of players who have migrated or are refugees from Afghanistan, and other Middle Eastern countries such as Iraq and Syria, could make a big impact on Australian football in the years to come. “It’s a big thing,” he said. “There’s a lot of young ones coming through, at NPL or A-League level. A lot of 14, 15 year olds are playing for top NPL clubs. It’s just a matter of time. Some of them aren’t coming through the curriculums.”
Monitoring Desk

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Former Australia batsman Dean Jones has been named interim coach of new Test side outfit Afghanistan on their upcoming tour of Hong Kong in the latest sign of the team's rising fortunes.
Jones, who visited Kabul last month to commentate on the Shpageeza Twenty20 tournament, will take charge for Afghanistan's four-day Intercontinental Cup game from October 20-23, and could become a permanent fixture, the Afghanistan Cricket Board said.
"(The) Afghanistan Cricket Board has appointed Dean Jones, a prominent former Australian cricketer and commentator, as its head coach for the four-day Intercontinental games in Hong Kong," it said in a statement.
"Both parties will consider a long-term agreement after the games," it added.
Jones said in a Twitter message that he was happy to lead Afghanistan's cricket team in Hong Kong.
"I am pleased to announce that I will be Afghanistan interim Head Coach for their Tour to Hong Kong #shouldbefun," he said.
Afghanistan's cricket team was catapulted into the elite club of Test nations in June and made their landmark Lord's debut the following month.
Last month, the fifth edition of the six-team Shpageeza tournament attracted big-name players, coaches and commentators, along with thousands of fans, lifting spirits in a country better known for its grinding conflict.
Afghanistan did not renew their contract with former India cricketer Lalchand Rajput and have been without a head coach since August.
Jones played 52 Tests for Australia, scoring 3,631 runs at an average of 46.55.
He made his debut against the West Indies in 1984 and played his last in 1992 against Sri Lanka.

Friday October 6, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan under-19 national cricket team has defeated Bangladesh under-19 national cricket team by 45 runs.
First Afghan players started batting that by losing all wickets succeeded to target 134 runs in 45 overs.
Then Bangladesh cricket team with losing all wickets could to obtain 88 runs in 30 overs.
Mujeb Zadran Afghan cricket player oust seven wickets from rival team.

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