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South Africa A tour: Aussie boycott makes way for Afghans

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Jul 17, 2017 - 15:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan will join South Africa and India for a tri-series starting later this month as Australia have boycotted the series, a news report said on Monday. Australia pulled out of a development tour of South Africa as a result of...
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Zazai steers Afghanistan to 8-wicket win over Malaysia

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Jul 17, 2017 - 12:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan defeated Malaysia in their first match in the ICC Asia Under-19 World Cup Qualifier round in Singapore on Monday. The 50-overs event’s qualifier round between Afghanistan, Malaysia, Nepal and Singapore got under way...
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Afghanistan-MCC encounter at Lord’s ends in a draw

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Jul 12, 2017 - 12:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): The 50-overs match between Afghanistan and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has ended in a draw due to rain at Lord’s in London on Tuesday. MCC won the toss and elected to bat first in the encounter, which had to be reduced to 40...
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CEO pledges financial support to junior footballers

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Jul 11, 2017 - 14:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah on Tuesday praised the performance of the under-15 football team, pledging to pay its expenses until the federation recovered from its financial crisis. The national football team won all...
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Afghan UK mission welcomes cricket heroes

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Jul 09, 2017 - 13:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan embassy in the United Kingdom (UK) offered a warm reception in the honour of the national cricket team upon their arrival to UK. Afghanistan ambassador to the UK Taib Jawad welcomed the national squad to London a head of...
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Afghanistan win five-nation football tournament

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Jul 09, 2017 - 09:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan has beaten Uzbekistan by 3-2 in the final of five-nation football tournament played in Tajikistan, an official said on Sunday. Syed Ali Kazemi, spokesman for the Afghanistan Football Federation told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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Afghanistan all set for Tuesday's encounter against MCC

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Jul 08, 2017 - 11:02
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan national cricket team would strive to win its first-ever match against the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) at Lord’s in London on Tuesday. The MCC team would be captained by Brendon McCullum, former New Zealand skipper...
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Politicians, officials interfere in ACB affairs: Mashal

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Jul 06, 2017 - 18:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) chief on Thursday accused some politicians and government authorities of interfering in the cricket body’s affairs. ACB chairman Shukrullah Atif Mashal, briefing a press conference about the board...
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Afghanistan thrash Kyrgyzstan 3-1 in CAFA clash

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Jul 05, 2017 - 18:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan under-15 national football team won their second match in the Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) in Tajikistan by beating Kyrgyzstan 3-1, an official said Wednesday. Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF)...
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Afghan fans launch ‘forgive Shahzad campaign’

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Jul 04, 2017 - 20:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): A large number of Afghans have launched a campaign on social media sites, urging the International Cricket Council (ICC) to end provisional suspension of their cricket hero Mohammad Shahzad. Wicketkeeper Shahzad has been...
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International standard cricket ground in Kabul soon: ACB

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Jul 02, 2017 - 21:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Construction work on an international standard cricket stadium would be launched this year and completed in two years, the cricket board chairman said on Sunday. Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) director general Atif Mashal made the...
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ACB names squad for match against MCC

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Jun 29, 2017 - 17:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has announced the national squad for a 50-over match against the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) of England, an official said on Thursday. A star-studded MCC line-up will play against Afghanistan in...
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Afghanistan join Test cricket playing nations

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Jun 23, 2017 - 00:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday granted the test cricket nation status to Afghanistan and Ireland at the council’s annual meeting in London, an official said. After becoming full member of the group, Afghanistan...
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Al-Masafi clinch Ramadan cricket Cup in Kabul

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Jun 21, 2017 - 22:55
KABUL(Pajhwok) Al-Masafi left the title as GP Ramazan Cup Cricket Tournament ended last night at Zarmalwal Cricket stadium, Kabul. Kabul Zalmai won the toss in the final match and decided to bat first, they put 103 runs on board in 20 over’s by...
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ICC may grant Afghanistan, Ireland Test nation status

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Jun 19, 2017 - 14:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Cricket Council (ICC) was all poised to grant Ireland and Afghanistan their long-awaited Test status during upcoming annual meeting in London this week, according to a media report. The Afghanistan Cricket Board (...
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Afghanistan-Windies ODI series ends in 1-1 draw

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Jun 15, 2017 - 14:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): The One-Day International (ODI) series between the West Indies and Afghanistan ended in a 1-1 draw as the third match at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium was washed out on Wednesday. The 3rd ODI had to be abandoned due to...
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Disabled Afghan swimmer wins 2 gold medals in US

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Jun 12, 2017 - 20:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): A teenage disabled Afghan swimmer has won two gold medals at the US Indianapolis Para Swimming World Series, a media report said on Monday.
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Hope guides WI to win over Afghanistan in 2nd ODI

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Jun 12, 2017 - 11:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): The West Indies (WI) survived some jitters before defeating Afghanistan in the second One-Day International (ODI) by four wickets and leveling the series 1-1. Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat. No Afghan batsman shined in...
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Cricket grounds being built in Helmand, Zabul

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Jun 11, 2017 - 17:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two cricket grounds are being established in southern Helmand and Zabul provinces under an agreement signed on Sunday.
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Rashid spins Afghanistan to ODI victory over Windies

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Jun 10, 2017 - 07:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan defeated the West Indies in their opening One-Day International (ODI) match by 63 runs, thanks to Rashid Khan’s seven wickets haul. Khan took seven wickets for 18 runs, recording the fourth best haul in ODI history after...
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