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West Indies lift maiden U-19 World Cup trophy

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Feb 14, 2016 - 18:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): West Indies on Sunday beat pre-tournament favorite India by five wickets to lift the Under-19 World Cup trophy for the first time.
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Afghanistan wins 18 medals in South Asian games

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Feb 14, 2016 - 15:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan athletes have won 18 medals including, including three gold, in the 12th South Asian Games underway in India, an official said on Sunday. Eight countries namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal,...
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Stanikzai stars as Afghanistan-19 clinch Plate Championship

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Feb 12, 2016 - 19:23
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): An audacious unbeaten ton by Tariq Stanikzai helped Afghanistan clinch their first-ever Plate Championship in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 World Cup on Friday. Stanikzai smashed a 142-ball 106 added polish to...
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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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