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Shaheen Asmayee clinch APL title for 5th time

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Oct 17, 2020 - 08:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Shaheen Asmayee Football Club clinched the Afghan Premier League (APL) title for the fifth time on Friday when they outplayed Simorgh Alborz in a closely-contested final. Shaheen Asmayee scored a solitary goal in the action-...
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Google gaffe: Anushka is Rashid’s wife

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Oct 13, 2020 - 10:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan ’s ace spinner Rashid Khan is yet to tie the knot, but Google shows a married Indian actress as his spouse. If you look for Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan’s wife on Google, Anushka Sharma’s name and photos will pop up in...
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Only Daikundi sports stadium in a shambles

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Oct 11, 2020 - 17:12
NEILI (Pajhwok): The condition of a sports stadium in central Daikundi province has turned terrible after it was handed over to the authorities five years ago, sportsmen and officials said on Sunday. The stadium was constructed at a cost of $1.2...
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Ghazni Amanullah cricket tournament kicks off in Kandahar

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Oct 11, 2020 - 14:37
کابل (پژواک، ٢٠ تله ٩٩) : په کندهار ولايت کې د زونونو په کچه د غازي امان الله خان د لومړۍ درجې يوه ورځنۍ کرکټ سيالۍ پيل شوې.
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Australian batsman, commentator Dean Jones passes away

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Sep 24, 2020 - 15:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former Australian batsman and well-known commentator Dean Jones passed away on Thursday afternoon after a cardiac arrest, according to media reports. Jones was in Mumbai as part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) broadcast set-up,...
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Major soccer league kicks off in Kabul today

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Sep 24, 2020 - 08:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): A major soccer tournament featuring eight teams is all poised to get under way in Kabul today (Thursday), officials say. In the opener of the eighth edition of the Afghan Premier League (APL), Toofan Harirod are scheduled to square...
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Cricket: Kabul Eagles win Shpageeza League title

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Sep 16, 2020 - 19:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Kabul Eagles defeated defending champions Mis Ainak Knights in the final of the Shpageeza League at the Kabul international cricket stadium on Wednesday and won the title.
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Leggie Rashid sets sights on T20 World Cup

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Sep 16, 2020 - 08:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Brimming with talent, Afghanistan ’s biggest achievement will be winning the T20 World Cup, says veteran spinner Rashid Khan. Cricket fans across Afghanistan also expected the country to lift the coveted cup, the spin wizard said in...
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Sublime Bahar, Shahidullah take Knights to final

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Sep 15, 2020 - 18:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): Bahar Shinwari at the top and Shahidullah Kamal at lower order helped Mis-e Ainak Knights reach the final of Shpageeza Cricket League, beating a strong DFI Band-e Amir Dragons side by five wickets here on Tuesday. In the second...
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Azmatullah, Noor Ali guide Eagles into Shpageeza final

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Sep 14, 2020 - 18:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): An all-round performance from young Azmatullah Omarzai and Noor Ali Zadran’s terrific knock ensured Ayobi Kabul Eagles’ berth in the final of Etisalat 4G Shpageeza Cricket League, beating Hazrat Ltd. Mis-e Ainak Knights by four...
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IPL 2020: Rashid Nabi in UAE to play for SRH

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Sep 14, 2020 - 08:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two top Afghan cricketers have reached the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) edition of 2020. Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan flew into the UAE from West Indies, where they...
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Report indicates serious flaws in ACB governance

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Sep 05, 2020 - 15:41
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Integrity Watch in a new research released on Saturday said the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) lacks transparency, accountability, governance and corruption prevention measures despite the national team’s incredible success...
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Senior Afghan cricketers to skip final of CPL

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Aug 27, 2020 - 13:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): Six senior Afghan cricketers will skip the final week action of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), a website reported on Wednesday. The players including Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi, could return home to...
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Afghans, Aussies to play one-off in December

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Aug 26, 2020 - 09:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan may play their maiden Test match against the Aussies in Perth in December, a leading cricket website reported on Wednesday. The two boards are at an advanced stage of negotiations before firming up the schedule for the...
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Laghman: Land for sports complex grabbed

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Aug 17, 2020 - 13:19
MAHTHARLAM (Pajhwok): More than 35 acres of land allocated for a sport complex has been grabbed and houses illegally built on it in eastern Laghman province, Pajhwok Afghan News has reliably learnt.
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Domestic cricket in Afghanistan resumes

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Aug 13, 2020 - 09:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): Domestic cricket in Afghanistan resumes today (Thursday) after a hiatus of several months forced by the coronavirus pandemic. Khost and Helmand are all poised to face off in the opener of the Afghan One-Day Cup 2020 at the Mis Ainak...
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Shpageeza League: 5 companies awarded ownership rights

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Aug 12, 2020 - 15:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ownership rights of the 7 th round of the Shpageeza Cricket League have been awarded to five companies during a meeting held at the cricket board office here. Speenghar Tigers riughts were awarded to Afghanistan Coal Traders Union (...
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After Ireland, Zimbabwe too decline to host Afghanistan

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Aug 08, 2020 - 17:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): After Ireland, Zimbabwe also canceled planned five cricket Twenty-Twenty Overs (T20) series with Afghanistan due to the spread of coronavirus. Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) Spokesperson Farid Hotak confirmed the cancelation of T20...
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Afghanistan Cricket Board fires CEO Stanikzai

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Jul 28, 2020 - 10:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has announced sacking its Chief Executive Officer Lutfullah Stanikzai. Stanikzai’s contract was terminated for mismanagement, unsatisfactory performance and misbehavior with managers, a statement...
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Men’s T20 World Cup postponed to 2021

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Jul 21, 2020 - 10:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): The T20 World Cup has been delayed to next year as the deadly coronavirus pandemic refuses to go away, the International Cricket Council (ICC) says. The mega event was originally scheduled to commence in Australia from October 18...
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