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Naveen-ul-Haq: ‘I’m backing myself to bowl against anybody and just do what worked for me’

After being the top wicket-taker in the Vitality T20 Blast, and stints in various leagues, the Afghanistan quick bowler is raring to go in his first senior World Cup Afghanistan fast bowler Naveen-ul-Haq has established himself as a T20 – and T10 – globetrotter, following in the footsteps of his …

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Asghar Afghan sacked from captaincy over Zimbabwe loss

AT News KABUL: The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) sacked Asghar Afghan as from the national team captaincy, blaming him for losing the test match against Zimbabwe in March at Abu Dhabi.The ACB said in a statement that Afghanistan Cricket Board members approved the proposition to go ahead with split-captaincy for …

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Afghanistan looking to host Pakistan in UAE

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Pakistan and Afghanistan have met frequently in ICC and Asian Cricket Council events but have never played a bilateral series at the senior level although Afghanistan has sent its team to Pakistan several times to play against the A sides. The Afghanistan Cricket Board is keen …

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Girl mountaineers on Peak of Baba Mountain in Bamyan

AT News KABUL: Tamanna Jahan and Nazima Khairzad are two girl mountaineers who conquered the Shah Fooladi, the highest point of Baba mountain in Bamyan province for the first time. Provincial governor office said Wednesday that Tamanna Jahan and Nazima Khairzad are the first mountaineers who managed to climb the …

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AIHRC calls for ex-football federation head’s arrest

AT News KABUL: The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) says former head of football federation Keramuddin Karim should be immediately arrested and tried. Karim is a wanted for raping girl footballers when in office a few years ago. The human rights commission criticized delay in Karim’s arrest would strength …

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Afghanistan crush Ireland in 2nd ODI

AT News KABUL: The Afghanistan Cricket Team secure the series against Ireland after a superb winning of the second ODI match held in Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abdu Dhabi. Ireland won the toss and chose to bat first. Paul Sterling and Kn.Obrien opened bating for Irish. A brilliant hundred for Sterling …

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RENEGADES of BBL SIGN TWO OVERSEAS SPINNERS; Noor Ahmad, Imran Tahir

The Melbourne Renegades have made two overseas signings, securing veteran spinner Imran Tahir and promising Afghan teenager Noor Ahmad in a significant boost to the club’s playing stocks ahead of KFC BBL10. South African leg-spinner Tahir brings more than 300 T20 matches of experience to the Renegades and will be …

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Samangan launches pro-peace bike race

AT News KABUL: A group of bike riders launched a race in Samangan province as a move to announce support for Afghan peace process. Head of Samangan Olympic, Taj Mohammad Khudadad said that 500 Athletes participated in the competition.  The competition was supported by some Afghan traders. Khudadad identified the …

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Afghanistan lost one of its best cricketers, Najeeb Taraki to a road accident

AT News KABUL: Afghanistan has lost one of its best National Cricket Team players, Najeeb Tarakai. He was 29 years old and succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in eastern Nangarhar province after he had severely received injuries in a traffic accident. “Afghanistan Cricket Board and Afghanistan Cricket Loving …

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Afghan climbers scale Paghman Mountain in Kabul

AT News KABUL: A team of Afghan climbers have scaled the Paghman Mountain before reaching a summit in Shakardara during a one-day expedition, covering five kilometers distance in central Kabul province. The Afghanistan Climbing and Mountaineering Federation while offering felicitations to these young mountaineers said efforts were on to further …

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