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Afghanistan stun Pakistan, clinch U-19 Asia Cup trophy

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Nov 19, 2017 - 13:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Sunday handed a historic 185-run defeat to Pakistan in the final to clinch their maiden Under-19 Asia Cup trophy in Kuala Lumpur. Batting first, the Afghans set the Pakistanis 249 runs target in the 50-over game, with...
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Afghanistan cruise into ACC Under-19 Youth Asia Cup final

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Nov 17, 2017 - 14:45
KABUL (Pajhwok) Afghanistan trounced Nepal in ACC Under-19 Youth Asia Cup’s second semifinal in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, a board official said. The emphatic seven-wicket triumph saw Afghanistan marching into the final against Pakistan, slated for...
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Afghanistan to host Ireland and Zimbabwe cricket teams in UAE

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Nov 16, 2017 - 14:39
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and Cricket Ireland (CI) national teams would play One Day International (ODI) series at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, a statement from the cricket body said on Thursday. The Afghan and Irish teams would...
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ACC Under-19 Asia Cup: Afghanistan cruise into semis

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Nov 14, 2017 - 22:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan under-19 cricket team on Tuesday reached the ACC Under-19 Asia Cup semifinals after beating the UAE by 134 runs in Malaysia. The Emiratis won the toss and opted to bowl in the 50-over match at Kinrara Academy Oval,...
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Khost governor under fire over appointment

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Nov 01, 2017 - 17:49
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of southeastern Khost province, Hukam Khan Habibi, has introduced two persons as head of the provincial Department of Sports and Physical Training. The two individuals told Pajhwok Afghan News their appointment...
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Spin Ghar, Bost beat rivals in test tournament

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Oct 29, 2017 - 15:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): Spin Ghar and Bost zones won their matches in the ongoing Ahmad Shah Abdali cricket tournament in Kabul and Jalalabad, the cricket governing body said Sunday. The matches were played in Ghazi Amanullah Khan cricket stadium in...
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Ghani praises footballers, promises scholarships

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Oct 29, 2017 - 01:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has encouraged young footballers and promised to arrange 100 scholarships for in the next three years. A statement from the Presidential Palace said President Ghani met with leaders of the country’s football...
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President orders election of National Olympic Committee chief

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Oct 27, 2017 - 12:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has ordered the National Olympic Committee to dissolve all parallel bodies and elect its head, his office said on Friday.
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First-ever edition of T10 League to feature Team Pakhtuns

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Oct 26, 2017 - 12:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakhtuns from around the world will play in the maiden edition of the T-10 Cricket League -- the newest format of the game -- in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The first-ever TCL, featuring six teams, would begin on December 21 in...
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Afghanistan to play maiden Test at Sharjah Stadium in Feb

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Oct 23, 2017 - 12:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan are all poised play their first-ever Test match against Zimbabwe in February at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, a news report said on Monday. The same venue will also host the ODI series between Afghanistan Ireland later in...
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Afghanistan end day 1 well on top against Hong Kong

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Oct 21, 2017 - 00:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): Rashid Khan’s five-wicket haul and Javed Ahmad’s ton put Afghanistan in the driver’s seat on the day one of their four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup clash against Hong Kong in Mong Kok on Friday.
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KABUL, May 11, 2017: First round of Women Futsal tournament was held in Kabul among eight teams

Hosts Iran trounce Afghanistan 8-2 in futsal encounter

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Oct 16, 2017 - 15:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan were decisively thrashed by hosts Iran in their match of the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Futsal Championship qualification tournament, an Iranian TV channel reported on Monday. The Iranians scored an emphatic...
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Well-equipped Abdali Cricket Academy opens in Kabul

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Oct 12, 2017 - 19:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): A newly-established and well-equipped “Abdali Cricket Academy” was opened in capital Kabul’s Ahmad Shah Baba area on Thursday, an official said. Nisar Ahmad Safi, head of the Abdali Cricket Academy, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the...
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ACB appoints Dean Jones as interim head coach

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Oct 10, 2017 - 11:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Tuesday announced appointing former Australia batsman Dean Jones as interim head coach for the Intercontinental Cup in Hong Kong. The ex-Australian great would coach the national team during...
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Afghan ‘Mr. Muscles’ becomes world champion

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Oct 08, 2017 - 18:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan bodybuilder Ahmad Yasin Salik Qaderi on Sunday won a gold medal in the 9th World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships (WBPF) in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.
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U-19 cricket: Afghanistan beat Bangladesh to lead series 2-1

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Oct 04, 2017 - 17:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan under-19 cricket team on Wednesday defeated Bangladesh in their fourth ODI to lead the five-match series 2-1, thanks to Mujeeb Zadran’s seven-wicket haul, an official said. Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) spokesman...
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Afghan team returns with medals from Invictus Games

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Oct 03, 2017 - 17:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan army’s team of disabled players on Tuesday arrived to a warm reception at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul from just concluded Invictus Games in Canada. Acting Defense Minister Tariq Shah Behrami was among...
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Afghanistan U-19 beat Bangladesh to level ODI series

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Oct 02, 2017 - 15:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Under-19 defeated Bangladesh in their third One-day International (ODI) match on Monday, a board official said. Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) spokesman, Farid Hottak, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the Afghanistan U-19...
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Bangladesh humiliate Afghanistan U-19s in 1st encounter

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Sep 28, 2017 - 18:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Under-19 cricket team lost their first one-day international match to hosts Bangladesh by a huge 145-run margin on Thursday. The Afghan team arrived in Bangladesh for a one-day series in the lead-up to the Asia Cup and...
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ICC introdues changes to playing conditions

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Sep 27, 2017 - 13:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced changes to its playing conditions which will take effect from September 28. A restriction on the dimensions of the bat, introduction of player send-offs for misconduct and...
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