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Mohammad Khan Club clinch 20-over Challenge Cup

Mohammad Khan Club clinch 20-over Challenge Cup

Oct 24, 2015 - 11:30

KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Mohammad Khan Club pipped their rivals by a solitary run to clinch the Challenge Cup, featuring a dozen teams, in southeastern Khost province, officials said on Saturday.

Several cricketers from Pakistaninfo-icon’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province also took part in the 20-over event, lasting 17 days, one of the organisors told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Jihadinfo-icon Sangin said the winners and other outstanding players were handed awards, including cash prizes. “Each of the participating teams paid $500 entry fee. The champions received $2,000 in cash.”

In the final showdown, Sangin added, Mohammad Khan Club scored 169 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. In a virtual photo finish, the Khost University could make 168 runs.

Coming all the way from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to Khost City, Hidayatullah hailed the tournament as a major stride toward promoting the game in Afghanistaninfo-icon and strengthening unity between Pakhtuns on both sides of the Durand Lineinfo-icon.

He told Pajhwok: “Whenever we come to Khost or any other province of Afghanistan, we return home with lots of sweet memories. We hope the Afghanistan Cricket Board will pay attention to us.”




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