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Afghan-Saudi soccer clash ends in goalless draw

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Mar 28, 2015 - 01:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan-Saudi Arabia match in the U-23 World Cup Qualifiers ended in a goalless draw in Tehran on Friday. Ahead of mega event that Brazil will host in 2016, U-23 squads from Afghanistan, Iran, Nepal, Palestine and Saudi...
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Aussies set up World Cup final clash with Kiwis

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Mar 26, 2015 - 19:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): Australia trounced defending champions India by 95 runs in the second seminal of the ICC World Cup in Sydney on Thursday.
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Match officials for World Cup semifinals named

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Mar 21, 2015 - 16:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): Match official appointments for the semi-final stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 were announced on Saturday. The first semi-final between New Zealand and South Africa will take place in Auckland on Tuesday, with the focus then...
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Spring volleyball tournament kicks off in Khost

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Mar 19, 2015 - 16:21
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A week-long inter-district volleyball tournament has got under way in the capital of southeastern Khost province, an official said on Thursday. Khost Olympic Committee Director Aziz Malang told Pajhwok Afghan News 25 teams from...
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Nabi acknowledges dismal batting in World Cup

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Mar 16, 2015 - 18:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan's captain Nabi Issakhel on Monday acknowledged the national team's dismal batting performance during the ongoing ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Nabi, who arrived with other teammates in Kabul, was talking to...
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England rout Afghanistan by 9 wickets in WC clash

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Mar 13, 2015 - 16:55
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ending their listless campaign on a triumphant note, England trounced Afghanistan by nine wickets in their rain-curtailed World Cup match at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia on Friday. England cruised to the 101-runt target...
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Afghanistan to take part in U-15 CAFA event

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Mar 13, 2015 - 13:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan on Friday confirmed its participation in the Under-15 Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) Championship to be hosted by Japan.
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President suspends top sports official

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Mar 09, 2015 - 17:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has suspended Sports Department Director Karamuddin Karam after sportsmen accused him of corruption, the Presidential Palace said on Monday. A number of sportsmen observed strikes calling for the top sports...
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NZ beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets

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Mar 08, 2015 - 11:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): In another setback, New Zealand claimed a fifth win on Sunday with a six-wicket victory over Afghanistan. Chasing 187 to win at McLean Park in Napier, Martin Guptill hit 57 and skipper Brendon McCullum a 19-ball 42 as runaway Pool A...
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Moles hopes Afghan team can demonstrate performance

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Mar 06, 2015 - 11:38
PERTH (Pajhwok): Andy Moles, the coach of Afghanistan cricket team, expressed optimism that his team were capable of regrouping after a record drubbing at the hands of Australia in a defeat he felt like hit by a “freight train”. Media reports that...
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Nabi heartened to face rival team boldly

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Mar 03, 2015 - 17:18
PERTH (Pajhwok): Mohammad Nabi, captain of Afghanistan cricket team said his team is not scared of Australia as the two sides would face-off in World Cup clash in Perth on Wednesday.
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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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