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“Afghan chess player --- ‘a gift of Jalalabad to India’

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Mar 18, 2018 - 18:35
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): In a corner of Palika Bazaar, the Afghan chess player (Afghan Chacha) attracts many fans in New Delhi’s underground market. He plays the game with one of his friend, who had challenged him. A resident of Makroryan area of...
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Rahmat Shah powers Afghanistan's 3 wickets win over WI

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Mar 15, 2018 - 22:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan beat West Indies (WI) by three wickets in the super six stage of World Cup Quilters (WCQ) played in Zimbabwe on Thursday. WI won the toss and decided to bat; the Caribbean batting line could not found great momentum to...
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Afghanistan through to super sixes stage after Nepal’s win

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Mar 12, 2018 - 18:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): Nepal kept Afghanistan’s World Cup Qualifiers (WCQ) hope alive after their five-wicket win over Hong Kong on Monday. On the bases of Net Run Rate (NRR) Afghanistan grabbed third slot in the group B table and managed to qualify for...
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India trounce Afghanistan in handball encounter

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Mar 12, 2018 - 11:41
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Indian juniors have trounced Afghanistan 38-14 in the International Handball Federation (IHF) South and Central Asia Trophy being played in Pakistan. The match was played in Faisalabad, an industrial city in eastern Punjab...
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We didn’t play well under pressure, admits Rashid Khan

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Mar 11, 2018 - 18:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan could not play well under pressure, skipper Rashid Khan admitted at a press conference after beating Nepal at Bulawayo. To reach the super-six stage of the World Cup Qualifiers, Afghanistan will wait for the results of...
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Afghanistan bounce back, beat Nepal by six wickets in WCQ

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Mar 10, 2018 - 20:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): After suffering three successive losses, Afghanistan came back strongly on Saturday and beat Nepal by six wickets in ongoing competition of World Cup Qualifiers (WCQ) played at Bulawayo. Rahmat Shah and Najibullah came up with vital...
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Shahzad suspended for next two CWCQ matches: ICC

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Mar 07, 2018 - 20:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): ​Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been suspended for Afghanistan’s upcoming two matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 following his latest breach of the ICC Code of Conduct. Shehzad received a 15 per cent fine...
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Nabi signs county deal, plays for T20 Blast this summer

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Mar 07, 2018 - 17:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): Leicestershire have signed Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi for this summer's T20 Blast competition, a media report said on Wednesday. Nabi is the second Afghan player to agree a county deal after compatriot Rashid Khan signed...
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We didn’t play well, admits Rashid Khan

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Mar 07, 2018 - 13:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): Loss is part of the game, but Afghanistan did not play well against Zimbabwe their 2019 World Cup Qualifier match, says skipper Rashid Khan. In a photo-finish, Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan by two runs at Bulawayo on Tuesday. The hosts...
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Zimbabwe holds nerve to clinch low-scoring thriller

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Mar 06, 2018 - 19:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan by two runs in the World Cup Qualifiers on Tuesday played at Bulawayo. In what is said to be a decisive match for the Afghan side to keep their hop alive for playing in the mega event of 219 World Cup,...
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Rashid links loss to change in wicket behaviour

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Mar 06, 2018 - 13:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s skipper has blamed the drastic change in playing conditions for a massive defeat at the hands of Scotland in their 2019 World Cup Qualifier opener. Afghanistan, batting first, were bowled out for 255 in Sunday’s match...
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Rafiullah wins 2-km wheelchair racing in Kabul

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Mar 05, 2018 - 21:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): Dozens of physically challenged people on Monday took part in a wheelchair racing competition in capital Kabul as part of a campaign to encourage environment protection. The two-kilometer race involving 50 disabled individuals was...
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Rashid sets another record, becomes youngest captain

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Mar 05, 2018 - 08:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): Leg-spin sensation Rashid Khan created yet another record this week when he emerged as the youngest captain in international cricket. In the absence of Asghar Stanikzai, who was diagnosed with appendicitis, the 19-year-old captained...
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Scotland thrashes Afghanistan in WCQ opener

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Mar 04, 2018 - 19:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): Scotland beats Afghanistan in the World Cup Qualifiers (WCQ) opening match by seven wickets at Bulawayo on Sunday. Scotland won the toss and decided to field first. Afghanistan batting was shaky at the beginning when three main...
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Simmons optimistic as Afghans meet Scots today

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Mar 04, 2018 - 09:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Scotland are all set to open their World Cup qualifying campaign in Zimbabwe today (Sunday), with both sides looking determined to win. On the eve of the qualifier for next year's ICC Cricket World Cup, which will be...
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To pick future cricket stars, 74-day national hunt begins

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Mar 01, 2018 - 19:07
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Four-day matches began among zonal teams at the Ghazi Amanullah Khan Cricket Stadium in this capital city of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday what officials said the first of its kindfirst class national cricket tournament...
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Zadrans bowls Afghanistan to stunning win over West Indies

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Feb 28, 2018 - 11:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ahead of next week's ICC World Cup Qualifiers, Afghanistan staged a remarkable comeback to stun West Indies in their warm-up encounter in Harare. By virtue of the pulsating win, Afghanistan gave West Indies a hint of the struggle...
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Afghan skipper to miss qualifying round matches due to surgery

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Feb 26, 2018 - 17:11
KABUL (Pajhwok) The Afghanistan cricket team captain Asghar Stanikzai has been hospitalised in Zimbabwe due health issues ahead of ICC World Cup Qualifying Round matches, according to media report on Monday. Stanikzai will miss the qualifying...
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Rashid Khan jumps to first slot on ICC T-20 bowlers ranking

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Feb 25, 2018 - 15:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s leg-spinner Rashid Khan has moved up to take top position among bowlers in the latest MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings with some fine performances in a 2-0 series win over Zimbabwe. Rashid, who last week became the...
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Rashid Khan from Kuchi team to global fame

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Feb 24, 2018 - 18:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): Rashid Khan, who started playing as a batsman for a local Kuchi tribe team, shot to internationally fame in no time by recently achieving top position among ICC ODI players ranking. Rashid joined India pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah at...
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