23 September 2020

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Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan thrashed Malaysia by 53 runs in the ACC Twenty 20 Cricket Cup opener played in Nepal on Saturday, an official said. 
Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat in the inaugural match, the national team manager, Shafiq Stanikzai, said to BNA, the national side managed to pile up 166 runs in the stipulated over’s for the loss of four wickets. 
Shabir Noori top-scored with 53, Karim Sadiq contributed 39, Asghar Stanikzai 24, Mohammad Shahzad 20 and Nawroz Mangal 12. 
Stanikzai said the Malaysians could not cope with fierce bowling from Mohammad Nabi, who got three wickets. 
Samiullah Shinwari and Hameed Hassan clinched two wickets each. 
Noori was declared the Man of the Match. 
Afghanistan are placed in Group-A along with Oman, Malaysia, Bhutan and the Maldives, while Group B consist of Nepal, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates,  Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Kabul (BNA) Nisar Bahavi and Ruhullah Nikpa, two Afghan sportsmen by winning one gold medal and one bronze have gotten permission to take part in the London Olympic competitions held in 2012.
In the competitions which were launched in Thailand from 25-27 Nov 2011, sportsmen from various Asian countries participated.
Nisar Ahmad Bahavi and Ruhllah Nikpa by getting gold and bronze medals have reached to participate in the London Olympic competitions next year.

Kabul (BNA) Sportsmen of the country have been appreciated after they won 11 gold medals, 8 silver and 19 bronze medals in various international competitions. 
In a ceremony, which was held with participation of a number of parliamentarians and government officials for national Olympic committee, Mohammad Zahir Aghbar, general director of NOC praised the Afghan sportsmen who have brought gold, silver and bronze medals.

Kabul (BNA) The sport stadium of Farah province was inaugurated by anti-narcotic minister today. 
Aref Paiman responsible of Olympic National Committee press office in a telephone call from Farah said to BNA reporter, this stadium was build  in 17 jiribs of land from budget of the anti-narcotic ministry at the cost of $ 850,000 and accommodates 18,000  spectators.
In the inaugural ceremony of this stadium, Zerar Ahmad Moqbel anti-narcotic minister said I hope that with construction of such stadiums, sport facilities will provide for youths. 
In this ceremony, deputy of the National Olympic Committee, governor of Farah province and number of sport lovers were present.   Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

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