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Debut WC win sparks countrywide celebrations (Video)

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Feb 28, 2015 - 12:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): Thousands of cricket fans on Thursday thronged streets in various parts of the country to celebrate Afghanistan’s first victory in the World Cup in New Zealand against Scotland after a nail-biting finish. Samiullah Shenwari batted...
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Debut WC win sparks countrywide celebrations

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Feb 26, 2015 - 19:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): Thousands of cricket fans on Thursday thronged streets in various parts of the country to celebrate Afghanistan’s first victory in the World Cup in New Zealand against Scotland after a nail-biting finish.
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Ghani, Abdullah, others greet cricket team

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Feb 26, 2015 - 18:00
KABUL (Pajhwok): As Afghanistan secured their first victory in the ongoing ICC World Cup against Scotland on Thursday, President Ghani, CEO Abdullah and other high officials congratulated the team and the nation. Afghanistan beat Scotland by one...
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Shenwari hero as Afghanistan post 1st WC win

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Feb 26, 2015 - 12:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): Snatching victory from the jaw of defeat, the Afghanistan cricket team secured its maiden World Cup victory defeating Scotland by one wicket in the Pool-A clash in Dunedin on Thursday. Jubilant Afghans at home celebrated their team’...
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Sri Lanka rout Afghanistan amid nervous moments

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Feb 22, 2015 - 11:39
DUNEDIN (Pajhwok): Sri Lanka narrowly survived nervous moments as Thisara Perera and Jeevan Mendis combined for a 58-run partnership to give Sri Lanka a four-wicket victory over Afghanistan in their World Cup Pool-A match at University Oval in...
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Afghanistan not to be taken lightly: Mathews

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Feb 21, 2015 - 13:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka skipper, said his team would not take Afghanistan lightly ahead of their 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup clash in Dunedin to be held on Sunday. Both Afghanistan and Sri Lanka lost their opening games to...
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Afghanistan World Cup debut turns sour

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Feb 18, 2015 - 17:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan lost on Wednesday their first ever World Cup match against Bangladesh by 105-run with more than seven overs to spare in their Pool A opener in Canberra. Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and chose to bat...
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Anderson greets Afghan cricket team in World Cup

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Feb 18, 2015 - 11:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): Australian Ambassador to Afghanistan Matt Anderson said his country was proud to welcome Afghanistan as they stand together with the best cricket teams from around the world in the quest for international cricket glory. Anderson in...
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Bangladesh under pressure: Afghan skipper

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Feb 17, 2015 - 12:59
CANBERRA (Pajhwok): Mohammad Nabi, the captain of Afghanistan’s cricket team expressed optimism that Bangladesh would be under pressure in their World Cup face-off to be held tomorrow (Wednesday). In a press conference, Nabi said that "I believe...
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Top athletes stage sit-in to protest graft

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Feb 16, 2015 - 20:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): Three top taekwondo athletes, including Rohullah Nikpai, the two-time Olympic bronze medalist, on Monday joined a sit-in staged against corruption in the Taekwando Federation in Kabul, as two female athletes resigned in a show of solidarity with the protesting colleagues.
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WC participation alone great pride: ex-ACB chief

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Feb 16, 2015 - 18:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former cricket board chairman Shahzada Massoud on Monday said it was a huge pride for Afghanistan that they had qualified for the just started World Cup. The national side is making its debut in the mega event jointly hosted by...
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Keep chins high, Ghani tells Afghan cricketers

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Feb 14, 2015 - 18:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday has held telephonic conversation with Afghanistan cricket team players who are in Australia for ICC World Cup 2015.
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Afghanistan beat UAE in ICC World Cup Warm-up match

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Feb 13, 2015 - 16:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wished best of luck to the Afghan cricket team success in International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup, kicking-off on Saturday.
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Afghanistan beat UAE in ICC World Cup Warm-up match

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Feb 13, 2015 - 12:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): In a fresh development, the Afghanistan national cricket team crushed its rival the United Arab Emirates (UAE) team in an ICC World Cup Warm-up match, the spokesman of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) said on Friday.
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Bamyan athletes start preparing for ski festival

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Feb 12, 2015 - 14:48
BAMYAN (Pajhwok): Dozens of male and female ski athletes have started preparing themseves ahead of the annnual ski festival in central Bamyan province, officials said Thursday.
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Afghan Wushu athletes won 13 medals

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Feb 11, 2015 - 16:35
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan National Wushu team won 13 medals including gold, silver and bronze in the West Asian Championship held in Iran.
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India trounce Afghanistan in World Cup warm-up

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Feb 10, 2015 - 19:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): India on Tuesday celebrated first win on their marathon Australia tour, handing Afghanistan a resounding 153-run defeat in a World Cup warm-up.
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Fans dream big as Afghanistan poised for World Cup

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Feb 09, 2015 - 17:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): Fans say they hope the national cricket team would make an impact in their maiden appearance in the ICC Word Cup which is scheduled to commence from Feb. 14 in Australia and New Zealand. Afghanistan will open their World Cup...
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Skeledzic appointed new football team coach

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Feb 09, 2015 - 15:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) announced appointment of German national Slaven Skeledzic as the new coach of the national football team.
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German coach to join Afghan footballers tomorrow

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Feb 08, 2015 - 19:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) on Sunday announced the newly-appointed German coach had arrived in Kabul and he would officially join the national football team tomorrow.
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