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One-off Test against Afghanistan a challenge, says Aussie skipper

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Jun 24, 2020 - 11:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): Australian skipper Tim is optimistic about a one-off Test with Afghanistan would go ahead, a media outlet reported on Wednesday. “Certainly, Afghanistan will bring a different sort of challenge as well with their mystery spin, so...
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We can win Asia Cup, claims Asghar Afghan

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Jun 20, 2020 - 16:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan have the capacity to win the Asia Cup if players improve their batting and fielding, the national tam’s skipper claims. "(We are) considering the Asia Cup or the T20 World Cup is going to be held. For this very reason,...
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Venue of Afghanistan-BD match may be changed

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Jun 14, 2020 - 10:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): The venue for the Afghanistan -Bangladesh soccer match may be changed, a Dhaka-based newspaper reported on Sunday. As part of the World Cup 2022 and the Asia Cup joint qualifying round, the two sides were to play one encounter at...
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Rashid, Chahal pick Indo-Afghan combined XI

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Jun 10, 2020 - 11:40
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan 's spin maestro Rashid Khan and India’s Yuzvendra Chahal have picked a combined team consisted of cricketers from the two countries. From Afghanistan, only three players – Rashid Khan, Rahmat Shah and Mujeeb Ur Rahman...
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England tour: Younis, Mushtaq to coach Pakistan

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Jun 09, 2020 - 16:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan on Tuesday appointed former captain Younis Khan as national team’s batting coach and also roped in Mushtaq Ahmed as spin bowling coach for the upcoming tour of England. Pakistan are scheduled to take on England in a three-...
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Month-long cricket training camp begins today

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Jun 07, 2020 - 11:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan players are all poised to attend a month-long training camp beginning at the Kabul Cricket Stadium today (Sunday). This camp is being held in line with health guidelines and in close coordination with the ICC, WHO and the...
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Perth to host Afghan-Aussie Test in November

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May 28, 2020 - 11:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): Australia will play their inaugural Test match against Afghanistan in Perth from November 21 to 25, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Thursday. The long-awaited inaugural Test between the two sides, which had been...
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ACB hopes Test against Australia will go ahead

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May 16, 2020 - 09:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) hopes the national team will be able to play a planned Test match against Australia next summer. ACB Chief Executive Lutfullah Stanikzai voiced his optimism of the Test against the Aussies going...
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MAHI, ACB in dispute over 3 years old contract

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May 14, 2020 - 14:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): The MAIH Group, owned by the Senate chairman, and the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) are locked in a dispute over a delay in payments under a contract they signed three years ago.
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ACB slashes coaching staff salaries by a quarter

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May 12, 2020 - 08:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), struggling with the Covid-10 crisis, has decided to slash coaching staff salaries by a quarter in May. "This is part of our cost-saving strategy as we have been also impacted by the Covid-19...
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ACB slaps 6-year ban on wicketkeeper Shafaq

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May 11, 2020 - 08:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan ’s wicket-keeper Shafiqullah Shafaq has been banned from playing cricket for six years for violating the anti-corruption code. The 30-year-old from Nangarhar province allegedly got involved in indifferent activities...
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Kolkata match postponement disappoints Amiri

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May 07, 2020 - 09:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): The skipper of Afghanistan ’s soccer team has voiced disappointment over the postponement of a match they were to play against India in the western state of Bengal, The return-leg FIFA World Cup Qualifier was scheduled to be played...
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ICC T20 rankings: Afghanistan slip to 10th spot

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May 02, 2020 - 09:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan have fallen to 10th position.in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 rankings, Afghanistan’s two-slot decline in the fresh rankings, which were released on Friday, saw Bangladesh moving up to 8 th...
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Pakistani cricketer Akmal banned for 3 years

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Apr 28, 2020 - 17:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday banned Umar Akmal for three years ban all forms of cricket over failing to report match-fixing offer. The middle order batsman was banned after pleading guilty to failing to report match-fixing...
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NOC cancels all sport events over corona fears

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Mar 14, 2020 - 17:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Olympic Committee (NOC) and General Directorate of Physical Training have cancelled all sport events countrywide for prevention of coronavirus spread. A statement from NOC to Pajhwok Afghan News said that the decision...
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Snixer Sports files lawsuit against Afghanistan Cricket Board

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Mar 09, 2020 - 11:27
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has been sued aby company that acquired the rights to organise the Afghanistan Premier League (APL) in 2018. The lawsuit was filed by Snixer Sports in an arbitration court in London, with the...
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Afghanistan win T20 series against Ireland

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Mar 08, 2020 - 18:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan on Sunday won the Islamic Bank of Afghanistan 2020 Cup by beating Ireland in their second match of the series at the Greater Noida Ground, India. Batting first, Afghanistan posted 184/4 in the 20 overs as skipper Asghar...
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Afghanistan outplay Ireland in T-20 series opener

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Mar 06, 2020 - 18:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan beat Ireland in under the DLS method in a rain-hit opener of the Twenty20 series against in Greater Noida on Friday. The Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method is a mathematical system employed to calculate target scores and reach...
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Afghanistan, Ireland face off in T20 series opener today

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Mar 06, 2020 - 09:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Ireland are set to face off in the opener of international T-20 series at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground today (Friday). In their previousT20 series, which was also played India in February, Afghanistan won...
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3rd winter games festival begins in Bamyan

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Feb 12, 2020 - 17:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): The third winter games festival commenced in central Bamyan province on Wednesday, an official said. Asadullah Batour, head of Winter Games Union in Bamyan, said the games including skiing, mountain climbing and others would be...
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