Archive for the ‘Afghan Sports News’ Category

Afghan Players Nominated For Major Cricket Award

On October 6th of this year, the International Cricket Council (ICC), in association with the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA), will hold the prestigious 2010 LG ICC Awards ceremony in Bangalore, India. Awards will be given out in various different categories.  In the Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year category, two members of [...]

August 20, 2010   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  Comments Closed

Afghans dominate the Scots in a 4-day cricket match

Afghanistan defeated Scotland by 229 runs today in a 4-day ICC Intercontinental Cup cricket match which concluded today at Cambusdoon New Ground, Ayr. On day one, Afghan batsman completely dominated the Scots – the first day ended with 349 runs for 5 wickets. On the second day, the domination continued with the Afghan batsman further [...]

August 14, 2010   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  Comments Closed

Still The Champ: Afghan MMA Fighter Defends Title – Wins By Knock Out

Afghan Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, Siyar Bahadurzada, successfully defended his Shooto light heavyweight world championship title tonight in Brazil by defeating Carlos Alexandre Pereira in the first round by KO (knock out). With this win, Bahadurzada improves his record to 17 wins. He only has 4 losses and 1 draw. Before the fight, Bahadurzada [...]

August 6, 2010   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  10 Comments

Two wins in a row for young Afghan cricket team

Today at the Asian Cricket Council Under 16 Tournament (U-16 Challenge Cup 2010), currently being held in Penang, Malaysia, Afghanistan (78 for 3 off 21.1 overs) defeated Bhutan (74 all out off 28 overs) by seven wickets. Qayum Zazai was awarded the Man of the Match award. The coach of the team, Asadullah Khan said, [...]

July 14, 2010   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  Comments Closed

Young Afghan cricket team defeats team from Maldives

Yesterday, Afghanistan competed against Maldives in the Asian Cricket Council Under 16 Tournament (U-16 Challenge Cup 2010). The tournament is currently being held Penang, Malaysia. Afghanistan (39 for 1 off 9.4 overs) easily defeated Maldives (38 all out off 13.4 overs) by 9 wickets. Afghanistan coach Assadullah Khan was happy with the win and said [...]

July 13, 2010   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  Comments Closed

Afghanistan victorious over Netherlands in Cricket Match

In Afghanistan’s fourth game of the ICC World Cricket League Division One cricket tournament, currently being held in the Netherlands, they easily defeated the host country Netherlands by 6 wickets (with 45 balls remaining). This is now two wins in a row for the Afghan team – two days ago, they defeated Kenya by 1 [...]

July 7, 2010   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  2 Comments

Afghanistan defeats Kenya in international cricket match

After losing to Ireland yesterday, Afghanistan came back today and defeated Kenya by 1 wicket in it’s third game of the ICC World Cricket League Division One cricket tournament. Shapoor Zadran hit the winning run to win the game for the Afghan team. Afghanistan has two more matches left in the competition. They are scheduled [...]

July 5, 2010   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  Comments Closed

Afghans win medals in Muaythai competition

The Uzbekistan Muaythai Federation hosted the 2010 Muaythai Open Asian Championships in Tashkent last week. Afghanistan sent 16 athletes to participate in the event, and they came home yesterday with one gold and eight bronze medals. Muaythai is a type of marital arts originating from Thailand in which fighters make use of punches, kicks, elbows [...]

July 4, 2010   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  Comments Closed

Afghanistan defeats Canada in their first game of ICC WCL Division One Cricket Tournament

Afghanistan defeated Canada by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining) in their first official game of the ICC World Cricket League Division One cricket tournament, currently being held in the Netherlands. Despite having issues in the past, it was their outstanding batting today that propelled them to victory over Canada.   The team’s captain, Nawroz Mangal, [...]

July 1, 2010   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  One Comment

Afghan cricket team raising funds to build schools

Afghanistan’s national cricket team has set up a website that sells cricket jerseys,  and the money they raise from the selling of these jerseys will go towards building a school in the village of each player. The idea to raise money to build schools was first introduced by one of the team’s star players, Mohammad [...]

May 18, 2010   Posted in: Afghan Sports News, Education, Reconstruction and Development  Comments Closed

Four Afghans win gold in the Asian Powerlifting Championships

On Saturday, May 8th, Pajhwok Afghan News reported that four Afghan weightlifters competing in the recently held seven-day Asian Powerlifting Championships have won gold medals. Moreover, Ali Raza Rafezada, a 28 year old from Herat province, won the gold in the 270kg category, thus becoming Asia’s “number one weightlifter”. The second place went to Iran [...]

May 11, 2010   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  One Comment

Afghanistan defeats Ireland in T20 World Cup warm-up

When the Afghan cricket team’s coach (Kabir Khan) was asked by a reporter recently about his team’s upcoming match with India in the ICC World Twenty20 on May 1st, he said: “We are excited about facing India. We have been working hard and we want to give them a big fight. We will make it [...]

April 28, 2010   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  2 Comments