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Afghanistan name squad for Asia Cup qualifier, T20

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Feb 09, 2016 - 16:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): The cricket board on Tuesday announced a 19-man squad excluding Nawroz Mangal for the five-nation Asia Cup Twenty20 Qualifiers and the main event in Bangladesh. In the inaugural five-nation event between teams from Asia scheduled to...
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Afghanistan U-19s cruise to big win over New Zealand

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Feb 09, 2016 - 15:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan under-19 side cruised to a big win against New Zealand in the Under-19 World Cup and moved to the ninth place play-off final. Rashid Arman picked three wickets off 30 runs and the Kiwis were reduced to 35 for six by...
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Afghanistan U-19 beats Fiji by 226 runs

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Feb 05, 2016 - 20:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan under 19 cricket team on Friday defeated Fiji by a huge margin of 226 runs in a world cup group match played in Bangladesh, an official said. Farid Hotak, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) spokesman, told Pajhwok...
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Taliban accused of banning sports in some areas of Ghazni

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Feb 04, 2016 - 14:29
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Some residents of southern Ghazni province on Thursday claimed the Taliban had banned sports events in certain areas. The insurgent group, however, rejected the allegation.
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5-year-old Murtaza from Ghazni wants to meet Messi

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Feb 01, 2016 - 20:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): A five-year-old boy from southern Ghazni province says he wants to meet Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi and wants him to construct a football ground in his home town of Jaghori district, after his photos in a homemade Messi shirt went viral on social media.
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Afghanistan cricket team leaves for India

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Feb 01, 2016 - 17:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan national cricket team on Monday left for India ahead of participating in the five-nation Asia Cup Twenty20 Qualifiers scheduled to start in Bangladesh on Feb 19.
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U19 WC: Afghanistan beat Canada in last match

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Feb 01, 2016 - 14:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan defeated Canada in their third and last match in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup underway in Bangladesh. Afghanistan Cricket Board spokesman Farid Hotak told Pajhwok Afghan News that Canada won the toss and chose to...
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Cricket fans blame U-19s poor play on kinship

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Jan 31, 2016 - 16:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): Cricket lovers blame consecutive defeats by the under-19 Afghan cricket team in the World Cup in Bangladesh on players chosen on the basis of nepotism and kinship by the cricket board. Afghanistan lost against Pakistan and Sari...
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Gharghakht TV wins month-long soccer event in Khost

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Jan 31, 2016 - 14:36
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The Gharghakht TV has won a soccer event titled Khpal Watan, Gul Watan (Own Land, Floral Land) played in the capital of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Sunday. A dozen of soccer teams, including six sponsored...
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Afghanistan-A score 5-wicket ODI win over Zimbabwe

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Jan 30, 2016 - 22:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan-A on Saturday inflicted a five-wicket defeat on Zimbabwe-A in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Greater Noida Sports Complex in India on Saturday. Asked to bat first, Zimbabwe rattled up 269 for the loss of...
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Italian MPs name Afghan women cyclists for Nobel Peace Prize

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Jan 30, 2016 - 09:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s women cycling team has been recommended for the Nobel Peace Prize by nearly 120 Italian parliamentarians, a news report said on Saturday. “A group of 118 Italian cross-party MPs have signed a petition nominating the...
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Pakistan down Afghanistan in ICC Under-19 World Cup match

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Jan 28, 2016 - 14:16
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan lashed Afghanistan by six wickets in a group match of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, a board official said on Thursday.
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Afghanistan U-19s beat Ireland in warm-up ahead of WC

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Jan 23, 2016 - 17:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan under-19 cricket team defeated Ireland in a warm-up encounter ahead of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh. The Afghans won the toss and chose to bat in the 50 overs game and set the rivals 278 runs...
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U-19 World Cup: Afghan team off to Bangladesh

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Jan 19, 2016 - 16:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan under-19 cricket team on Tuesday left for Bangladesh to participate in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup commencing from January 27. Afghanistan are placed in Group B with two-time champion Pakistan, strong...
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We determined to qualify for quarterfinals again, says Janat

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Jan 18, 2016 - 20:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan skipper Ihsanullah Janat has said his side is determined to qualify for the quarter-finals again in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup to be played in Bangladesh from January 27 to February 14. Janat said perhaps they...
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Thousands throng Kabul airport to welcome cricket team (Video)

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Jan 12, 2016 - 11:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): Thousands of fans on Monday thronged the Hamid Karzai International Airport to extend a hero’s welcome to the national cricket team arriving from the UAE after winning two series against Zimbabwe. Mohammad Shahzad, breaking several...
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Thousands throng Kabul airport to welcome cricket team

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Jan 11, 2016 - 15:31
KABUL (Pajhwok): Thousands of fans on Monday thronged the Hamid Karzai International Airport to extend a hero’s welcome to the national cricket team arriving from the UAE after winning two series against Zimbabwe. Mohammad Shahzad, breaking several...
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Shahzad smashes records as Afghans clinch T20 series

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Jan 11, 2016 - 00:16
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Mohammad Shahzad, breaking several records, smacked a breezy unbeaten ton on Sunday when Afghanistan thrashed Zimbabwe in the two-match T20 series at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Pakistan’s Geo Super TV channel reported.
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Naib on song as Afghanistan edge past Zimbabwe in T20 thriller

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Jan 09, 2016 - 00:34
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Flush with their stunning success in the One-Day International (ODI) series, Afghanistan pipped Zimbabwe in the first T20 match at the Sharjah International Cricket Stadium on Friday. Skipper Asghar Stanikzai won the toss and...
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Afghanistan poised to take on Zimbabwe in first T20

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Jan 08, 2016 - 15:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): Fresh from their sensational triumph in the 5th ODI, Afghanistan are all posed to take on Zimbabwe in the first of the two-match T20 series in the United Arab Emirate on Friday. On Wednesday, Gulbadin Naib played the most remarkable...
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