Archive for the ‘Afghan Sports News’ Category

Afghan cricket team makes history – wins ICC Intercontinental Cup trophy

Today, the Afghan national cricket team made Afghan sports fans extra proud of them, by defeating Scotland in the 3-day ICC Intercontinental Cup 2009-10 cricket final. Afghanistan 171 and 124 for 3 beat Scotland 212 and 82 by seven wickets. The match was held from December 2nd to the 4th in the Dubai Sports City […]

December 4, 2010 · admin · 2 Comments
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Afghanistan wins first medal in 2010 Asian Games

Today at the 16th Asian Games, currently being held in the Chinese city of Guangzhou,  Nesar Ahmad Bahawi grabbed Afghanistan’s first medal. He received a silver medal in the Men’s Under 80 kg in Taekwondo.  This is an improvement for Bahawi since in the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, he received a bronze medal. Nabil […]

November 18, 2010 · admin · No Comments
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Another knockout for Afghan MMA fighter!

Today in Amsterdam at the United Glory Mixed Martial Arts and Kickboxing World Series, Afghan MMA fighter and Shooto Light Heavyweight World Champion, Siyar Bahadurzada defeated Derrick Noble in the first round via a TKO (Technical Knock out).  TKO stands for technical knock out and it is when the referee stops a fights after seeing […]

October 16, 2010 · admin · No Comments
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Report: Afghans victorious in karate tournament

Yesterday, Afghan karate fans joined by members of parliament, 2 governors, and a delegation from the National Olympic Committee welcomed Afghanistan’s national karate team at the airport as they returned home from South Africa, reported Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) today.  The team had participated in an international event, where teams from 35 different countries were […]

October 7, 2010 · admin · One Comment
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Afghanistan beats Kenya in four-day cricket match, will face Scotland in final of the Intercontinental Cup

In Nairobi today, Afghanistan defeated Kenya today by 167 runs in a ICC (International Cricket Council) Intercontinental Cup match. With this win, Afghanistan is now on the top of the points table and will face off against Scotland in the final match. The final is scheduled to be held in Dubai in December. The four-day […]

October 5, 2010 · admin · No Comments
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An Afghan cricket team wins the Ramadan Cup in Pakistan!

The AYCA Afghanistan cricket team won the Dr. M.A. Shah Lephone Night Trophy 2010 competition, also known as the Ramadan Cup on Monday night in Karachi, Pakistan.  After an unfortunate loss to the Korangi Cricket Club by 3 wickets, they scored back to back victories to win the whole competition. First they defeated the Malir […]

September 6, 2010 · admin · 5 Comments
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Afghan MMA fighter dominates opponent – wins in first round

Abdul Mohamed, a lightweight Afghan mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter who fights out of England defeated his opponent Ian Jones by submission (guillotine choke) in 1 minute 40 seconds of the the first round on Saturday in the KUMMA (Knuckle Up MMA) – Kings of the North event.  The guillotine choke is a chokehold in […]

September 6, 2010 · admin · No Comments
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Cricket camp for girls held in Afghanistan

In an effort to promote the sport of cricket amongst girls in Afghanistan, the famous Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) of London, the Afghan Youth Cricket Support Organization (AYCSO), and the Afghan-Connection organization came together and held what is being reported as the first ever girl’s cricket camp in Afghanistan. The camp was held last week in […]

August 27, 2010 · admin · No Comments
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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 · admin · No Comments
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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 · admin · No Comments
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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 · admin · 10 Comments
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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 · admin · No Comments
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