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Afghanistan to Play a series of 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs with West Indies
  • April 4, 2017
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  • Mohammad Aziz Gharwal

Afghanistan to Play a series of 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs with West Indies

Afghanistan National Cricket team would be playing a series of 3 T20I and 3 ODI with West Indies National Cricket team.The series of both formats will be hosted by West Indies. The T20I series will be played at Warner Park in St Kitts on June 2, 3 and 5 and ODIs series will be played at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St Lucia on June 9, 11 and 14. Both parties agreed on the terms of the MoU and signed it yesterday Dated [Read More]


  • March 30, 2017
  • International Cricket News

تیم ملی کرکت کشور در سلسله رقابت چهار روزه یا تست، تیم ملی ایرلند را با تفاوت ۱۷۲ دوش و یک نوبت بیتنگ شکست داد.تیم کرکت کشوربا این پیروزی توانستند جایگاه نخست فهرست جام اینتر کانیتنینتل را به دست آورد.در نخست بازی را در بخش بیتنگ در نوبت اول بازیکنان  تیم ملی کرکت [Read More]


Afghanistan triumph over Ireland in 5 ODIs series
  • March 24, 2017
  • International Cricket News
  • Mohammad Aziz Gharwal

Afghanistan triumph over Ireland in 5 ODIs series

Following the series of 3 T-20Is, Afghanistan played the series of 5 ODIs against Ireland in Greater Noida. The team triumphed over Ireland by wining 3 matches of the series.Ireland won the toss of the final ODI and elected to Bat first. They scored a total of 230 with all wickets gone in 48.1 overs of the match.Afghan Bowlers each Rashid Khan Arman took 4, Farid Malik 3, Dawlat Zadran 2 and Gulbadin 1 wicket.Afghanistan chased the given target in 48.4 [Read More]


Afghanistan beats Ireland in its second One Day International contest
  • March 17, 2017
  • International Cricket News
  • Mohammad Aziz Gharwal

Afghanistan beats Ireland in its second One Day International contest

Following the series of 3 T-20Is, Afghanistan Cricket Board is hosting Ireland team for the series of 5 ODIs and One I-Cup match. The team triumphed over Ireland in its 2nd One Day International match as well.Afghanistan won the toss and elected to Bat first. The team gave a target of 339 to Ireland. The skipper Asghar Stanikzai scored a total of 101 while Rahmat Shah scored 68 and Shahzad 63.Ireland could not chase the given target [Read More]


ACB Selection committee announce National Squad for the ACC Emerging 2017
  • March 15, 2017
  • International Cricket News
  • Mohammad Aziz Gharwal

ACB Selection committee announce National Squad for the ACC Emerging 2017

Afghanistan Cricket Board selection committee announced National squad for the ACC Emerging Cup 2017, Bangladesh. The team left Kabul for India to attend Pre-tournament training camp.ACC Emerging Cup to be played from March 25 to April 3, 2017 in Bangladesh with the Participation of 4 Associates (Afghanistan, Nepal, Hong Kong and Malaysia) and 4 Full members (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan).The team will be accompanie [Read More]


ACB Selection committee announced the National Squad for Ireland Series
  • February 28, 2017
  • International Cricket News
  • Mohammad Aziz Gharwal

ACB Selection committee announced the National Squad for Ireland Series

Afghanistan Cricket Board selection committee announced the National Squad for T20I and ODI series and a Four Day match of I-Cup with Ireland.Nawroz Mangal Head of the selection committee said, “The players’ selection has been taken place in accordance to their specific skills in relevant format and youngsters have been given special consideration.”Haji Wali Amin member of the selection committee described that, [Read More]


Afghanistan triumphs over Zimbabwe in the Series of Five ODIs
  • February 26, 2017
  • International Cricket News
  • Mohammad Aziz Gharwal

Afghanistan triumphs over Zimbabwe in the Series of Five ODIs

Afghanistan and Zimbabwe played a series of 5 ODIs in Zimbabwe Harare. The Afghan team triumphed over Zimbabwe in the series with 3 matches victory.Skipper Ashgar Stanikzai won the toss of the Final Match and elected to Bat first. The team scored a total of 243 with 9 wickets gone. The top scorers were Rahmat Shah with 50, Mohammad Nabi with 48 and Noor Ali Zadran with 36.The second inning was interrupted by rain and as per the DL system, Z [Read More]


Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe in its Second One Day International match
  • February 19, 2017
  • International Cricket News
  • Mohammad Aziz Gharwal

Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe in its Second One Day International match

Afghanistan National Cricket team triumph over Zimbabwe in its Second One Day International match in Zimbabwe Harare.Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat first. The team scored a total of 238 in all 50 overs with the loss of 9 wickets.Shahzad Mohammadi was the top scorer with 64 runs while Rahmat Shah scored 53, Najib Zadran 45 and Mohammad Nabi Eisakhil 33.Zimbabwe could not chase the given target. They scored a total of 184 w [Read More]


Afghanistan Beats Zimbabwe in the First ODI
  • February 16, 2017
  • International Cricket News
  • Mohammad Aziz Gharwal

Afghanistan Beats Zimbabwe in the First ODI

Afghanistan and Zimbabwe are playing a series of 5 ODI matches in Harare Zimbabwe. The first match of the series ended with the victory of Afghanistan National Cricket team.Skipper Asghar Stanikzai won the toss and elected to Bat first. The team gave a target of 216 runs in 49,2 overs to Zimbabwe. The best scorers are; Asghar Stanikzai with 50, Noor Ali Zadran 39, Rahmat Shah 31 and Rashid Khan 31.Zimbabwe scored 99 runs in 27.2 overs. Match stopped due to r [Read More]


 Phillip Simmons appointed as a consultant with Afghanistan National Cricket team
  • February 1, 2017
  • International Cricket News
  • Mohammad Farid Hotak

Phillip Simmons appointed as a consultant with Afghanistan National Cricket team

 Phillip Simmons, the former West Indies National Cricket team player appointed as a consult coach with Afghanistan National Cricket team. He would be assisting the current head coach on technical issues. Phillip Simmons, The Right handed Batsman and Right Arm Medium Pace Bowler, has mass experience in terms of Cricket coaching. He has been the head coach of West Indies, Zimbabwe, as well as Ireland. His a [Read More]


Mohammad Shahzad wins the award for ICC Associate/Affiliate Cricketer of the Year!
  • December 22, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Mohammad Shahzad wins the award for ICC Associate/Affiliate Cricketer of the Year!

Stylish batsmen and popular wicket-keeper Mohammad Shahzad has been awarded as ICC Associate/Affiliate Cricketer of the Year.This is this first time for an Afghan player to win the award in recognition his outstanding performance. Shahzad was honored by the leading world cricket body for finishing as the leading ODI run-scorer with 699 runs in 16 one-day matches.Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad wins the award for ICC [Read More]


Welcome, Home Afghanistan Cricket Team
  • December 19, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Welcome, Home Afghanistan Cricket Team

Afghanistan Cricket Board staff, government officials welcome team at Hamid Karzai Kabul's international airport as numbers of guest, media, and fans gathered to welcome the team, as they arrived home after a historic triumph over the UAE Cricket Team in Twenty20 International series.Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan took three wickets each to bowl Afghanistan to a 44-run win in the third and final Twenty20 International, and complete a 3-0 whitewash over the Un [Read More]


Afghanistan Under-19s win their third match against Singapore
  • December 18, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Afghanistan Under-19s win their third match against Singapore

Afghanistan Under-19s defeated Singapore raising hope for the semi-final in Youth Asia Cup, 2016 at Kaluthara, SriLanka Dec 18, 2016.Singapore chose to field first after winning the toss, Afghanistan pushed out their rivals for just 73 in the 19th of the 50-over match.Yousuf Zazai excelled with the ball for taking four wickets including all three top order batsmen before scoring double digit. Mujib Zadran also took four wicke [Read More]


Nabi, Rashid bowl Afghanistan to clean sweep
  • December 18, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • International Cricket Council - ICC

Nabi, Rashid bowl Afghanistan to clean sweep

Mohammad Nabi picked up three wickets to guide Afghanistan to an easy victory.Spinners share six wickets equally as UAE goes down by 44 runs in final T20I.Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan took three wickets each to bowl Afghanistan to a 44-run win in the third and final Twenty20 International, and complete a 3-0 whitewash over United Arab Emirates on Sunday (December 18).Making first use of the pitch at the ICC Academy in Dubai, Afghanistan posted 189 for [Read More]


President Ashraf Ghani appoints Atif Mashal as new Chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board
  • December 17, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

President Ashraf Ghani appoints Atif Mashal as new Chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board

Mr. Atif Mashal has been appointed as new Chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) for next five years, replacing Nasimullah Danish, following a decree issued by His Excellency President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.Atif Mashal has previously served as Senior Communication Advisor at American University of Afghanistan (AUAF), Director of Programs Planning at Administrative Office of the President, H [Read More]


Afghanistan beat Pakistan by 21 runs in Under-19s Asia Cup Sri Lanka
  • December 16, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Shakib Mahmud

Afghanistan beat Pakistan by 21 runs in Under-19s Asia Cup Sri Lanka

Afghanistan under-19s side won their first match of the Asia Cup 2016-17 on Friday after beating Pakistan by 21 runs.Afghanistan after batting first posted a competitive score of 273 in their 50 overs, courtesy of Darwish Rasooli's quick fire 92 of 65 balls and couple half centuries of Tariq (59) and Ibrahim Zadran (51).In chase of 274 Pakistan under-19s team has lost their openers inside first 10 overs of the monetary power pla [Read More]


Najibullah heroics helps Afghanistan clinch series
  • December 16, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • ESPNCRICINFO STAFF

Najibullah heroics helps Afghanistan clinch series

Afghanistan 183 for 5 (Najibullah 55*, Shahzad 31, Javed 3-40) beat United Arab Emirates 179 for 4 (Anwar 60, Rameez Shahzad 47) by five wickets ScorecardNajibullah Zadran's unbeaten 55 helped Afghanistan overcome a wobble and secure a final-over win that gave them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Zadran, who walked in to bat at No. 7, hit five fours and three sixes in his 25-ball knock to chase down United Arab Emirates&a [Read More]


Nawroz Mangal Depart for Qatar National Day Celebration Match
  • December 15, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Nawroz Mangal Depart for Qatar National Day Celebration Match

Star cricketers across the globe will be participating in a 50-over match and a Twenty20 game, which is scheduled on December 16 in Doha, Qatar.The T20 match has been scheduled to be played on 16th December while the One-Day game will be played on 18th December with both matches to be played in Asian Town Cricket Stadium.Afghanistan star batsmen Nawroz Mangal, who is famous in sub-continent, will be the major attraction in the much-awaited [Read More]


Afghanistan won first Twenty20 International Match by 11 runs
  • December 14, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Afghanistan won first Twenty20 International Match by 11 runs

Afghanistan beat the UAE by 11 runs in the first of three T20Is in Dubai, setting a total of 161/6 before the hosts could only reply with 150/7.Afghanistan chose to bat first after winning the toss, the Afghans posted a 161- 6 as they played all their mandated overs at ICC Cricket Academy, UAE.Mohammad Shahzad top scored with his 38 off 29 balls, including five fours. He was followed by Najibullah Zadran who made 31 not out.In his T20 debut [Read More]


All-round Afghanistan clinches 11-run win
  • December 14, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • ICC - Match Report

All-round Afghanistan clinches 11-run win

Side hits 55 runs in last three overs to post 161 for 6 in first T20I, before UAE falls short with debutant Karim Janat grabbing three wickets.A combined effort with bat first and then ball took Afghanistan to a thrilling 11-run victory over United Arab Emirates in the first Twenty20 International, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series at ICC Academy in Dubai on Wednesday (December 14).Najibullah Zadran's late blitz of 31 not out off 10 balls propel [Read More]


Afghanistan T20 International Squad against United Arab Emirates
  • December 10, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Afghanistan T20 International Squad against United Arab Emirates

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Saturday (December 10, 2016) announced the squad for three matches T20I series against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Cricket Team in Dubai Sports City and ICC Global Cricket Academy.The Team has been finalized by Chief Selector Dawlat Ahmadzai and the National Selection Committee after consultations with the Afghanistan Team Head Coach Lalchand Rajput and the T20 Captain Asghar Stanikzai.The senior [Read More]


Media accreditation process opens for Under-19 Youth Asia Cup, 2016
  • December 5, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • ACC MEDIA

Media accreditation process opens for Under-19 Youth Asia Cup, 2016

ACC MEDIA ACCREDITATION TERMS & CONDITIONS U19 YOUTH ASIA CUP 2016                                                                               GENERALThese Media Accreditation Terms & Conditions (the “Terms”) se [Read More]


Afghanistan Squad Announcement
  • December 3, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Afghanistan Squad Announcement

Afghanistan Cricket Board selection committee Chairman named a 17-man squad on Saturday for the camp and 4-day match against England’s Lions.Afghanistan will be playing a 4-day match against England’s Lions in Abu Dhabi UAE from 7 – 10 December 2016.Shafiq Stanikzai CEO of Afghanistan Cricket Board said, “Congratulations to the following 17 players who are named for the training camp and 4-Day match against England Lions. This is an excellent oppo [Read More]


Under-19 Youth Asia Cup 2016 schedule announced, first match on December 15
  • November 29, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Under-19 Youth Asia Cup 2016 schedule announced, first match on December 15

The schedule for Under-19 Youth Asia Cup, 2016, Asia’s largest One Day International tournament, has been announced for 2016 – 17, with first match to be held on December 15 at Colombo Cricket Club, Sri Lanka.Afghanistan will be playing in Group 'B'.Group 'A' Matches Schedule:Group 'B' Matches Schedule: [Read More]


INTERVIEW: Rising Star Shahidullah
  • November 11, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

INTERVIEW: Rising Star Shahidullah

A lot of people did not believe his talent of cricket at the beginning but he proved to one of the best striker and highest scorer in any tournament in the country. At the age of 12 he started cricket and today is one of the best emerging players in Afghanistan. Born in Khost, where people love cricket, Shahidullah is the youngest child of his parents among his six other siblings.  “A lot of people did not think that I would be able to compete against the [Read More]


Afghan Umpire in Under-19 Asia Cup, 2016
  • November 10, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Afghan Umpire in Under-19 Asia Cup, 2016

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) today announced that Ahmad Shah Pakteen have been selected for the forthcoming Under – 19 Asia Cup, 2016, which will take place in Sri Lanka, from December 8 – 22.Sri Lanka Cricket's executive committee approved in principle the proposal to play three games at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota, the Galle International Cricket Stadium and Matara Uyanwatte Stadium in Matara.Ahmed Sha [Read More]


German-funded Khost Cricket Stadium Construction Completed
  • November 6, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

German-funded Khost Cricket Stadium Construction Completed

Khost Cricket Stadium being constructed at the Khost City, with the financial support of the German Embassy and designed by Ministry of Counter Narcotics (MCN).This modern and superbly-designed stadium will help to present a fair image of the country in the International cricket. The stadium, which is being designed according to the ICC standards, will have three-levels to house around 10,000 people. The stadium will also have a cricket academ [Read More]


ACB Develop Initial Fitness Report
  • October 29, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

ACB Develop Initial Fitness Report

Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Saturday has prepared fitness report of five players participated in the fitness training camp held in Kabul. “On average players has lost over 2kg of weight, which is to be expected (1kg per week), However as we have also done some weight training there may be changes in Body Composition (Skinfolds (fat) which is not represented in the body weight changes. This will only reflect once I do the skinfolds again which will b [Read More]


Interview with Jason Douglas/ S&C Coach of Afghanistan Cricket Team
  • October 27, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Interview with Jason Douglas/ S&C Coach of Afghanistan Cricket Team

Jason Douglas has 7+ years’ experience in the world of performance analysis and strength and conditioning. Graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2012 with a Master’s degree in Exercise Science, he is the Chief Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB).His previous roles included work with the Cape Cobras (Domestic team in South Africa) and the semi-professional Western Province Team. Be [Read More]


Under-19 Squads Announced for final round of Training Camp Ahead of ICC Asia Cup, 2016
  • October 27, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Under-19 Squads Announced for final round of Training Camp Ahead of ICC Asia Cup, 2016

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) today announces 20 player’s squads for final round of training camp ahead of 2016 ICC Under-19 Asia Cup (ODI) to be held in Mumbai India, from November 2, 2016.There are eight (8) teams competing in the Asia Cup, 2016 competition. The participating teams are Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Malaysia and Singapore.Right-arm medium-fast Naveen Ul Haq [Read More]


The Rising Star: Naveen Ul Haq
  • October 24, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

The Rising Star: Naveen Ul Haq

A youth who convinces his father and finds a career in cricket.Ahead of ICC Asia Cup Under-19 tour in December, 2016, uncapped Naveen Ul Haq reveals his Bangladesh Shpageeza experiences, a tour that helped him gain greater confidence of playing with and against experienced international players on a bigger stage.In 2006, he convinced his father after multiple attempts of requests to start his career. He got admission in Kabul Cricket Stadium and found his way to under 16 [Read More]


Three Afghan players to Play in PSL and BPL
  • October 21, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Three Afghan players to Play in PSL and BPL

Three eminent Afghan players- Nabi, Rashid and Shahzad have been chosen for of Pakistan Super League (PSL) Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).Former Afghanistan cricket team skipper Mohammad Nabi was part of Quetta Gladiator team during the inaugural PSL as well. Mohammad Shehzad was selected in draft for Peshawar Zalmi team.Shahzad has become a cult figure in Twenty20 format and his natural talent made people notice him. He has his own way of dealing the crick [Read More]


7 Similarities Between Afghanistan’s star Mohammad Nabi and India’s star MS Dhoni
  • October 20, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Nikhil Jadhav

7 Similarities Between Afghanistan’s star Mohammad Nabi and India’s star MS Dhoni

Cricket is a game of comparisons! Sometimes we compare the present generation of players to those in the past while sometimes we compare players who are playing in the same era and who are competing very hard day-in and day-out to stay at the top. Today, we will have a look at two of the most popular personalities in world cricket. We won’t compare them but we shall have a look at the similarities between the t [Read More]


Afghanistan's Brad Hogg, A Born Googly Bowler!
  • October 20, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Afghanistan's Brad Hogg, A Born Googly Bowler!

Zahir Khan 17 made his first-class debut for Afghanistan against Papua New Guinea in the 2015–17 ICC Intercontinental Cup on 21 November 2015. He played for the Afghanistan U-19 team in the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.Zahir was born in December 20, 1998 in Paktika Province Afghanistan, where cricket is not very popular. He is younger brother of his six brothers and sisters, and says he started cricket from the street and [Read More]


THE MEN OF STEEL; 5 FITTEST UNDER-19 EMERGING CRICKETERS IN AFGHANISTAN
  • October 17, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

THE MEN OF STEEL; 5 FITTEST UNDER-19 EMERGING CRICKETERS IN AFGHANISTAN

“We are promoting fitness awareness culture among all Afghan sportsmen, and this is my wish to see all Afghan fit. Fitness is based on proper training, experience and qualified trainers.” S&C Coach said.Cricket besides, all its technicalities and rules is also about fitness, stamina, keeping your calm and maintaining concentration through those hours of stress, physical efforts and unpredictability. Cricketers have [Read More]


AFGHAN CRICKETERS BENEFITTING FROM FITNESS CAMP
  • October 16, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

AFGHAN CRICKETERS BENEFITTING FROM FITNESS CAMP

The Afghanistan cricket team is undergoing fitness training from at the Alokozay – Kabul International Cricket Stadium in Kabul ahead of their tour to Ireland in March, 2017.Afghanistan Cricket Team manager Wali Amin said that, “The fitness camp is all about the fitness of players, our players are not fully fit, because of no time to work out with players on their fitness. Now we have enough time and ACB decide to organize a fitness camp unde [Read More]


Outcomes from ICC Board meeting in Cape Town
  • October 14, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • ICC

Outcomes from ICC Board meeting in Cape Town

ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar: “We have had a productive week working with our Members for the long-term benefit of cricket”The ICC Board meetings concluded in Cape Town on Friday with ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar wrapping up the week of committee meetings with a full ICC Board meeting. He said: “We have had a productive week working with our Members for the long-term benefit of cricket. We are continuing our work on the whole ICC go [Read More]


Afghan Cricket Physio stresses for greater awareness and research on sports medication in Afghanistan
  • October 11, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Afghan Cricket Physio stresses for greater awareness and research on sports medication in Afghanistan

At a time when a dedicated Sports and Medicine Center (S&MC) is near to completion at Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) in Kabul, the only physiotherapist of the ACB, Azeem Malik stressed the need for a greater attention towards awareness and research.Malik as a head of medical department at ACB, is one of the longest-serving support staff members of the Afghanistan national cricket team. [Read More]


“NO ROOM FOR SENTIMENT - WE NEED FIT PLAYERS” ACB CHAIRMAN NASIMULLAH DANISH
  • October 10, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

“NO ROOM FOR SENTIMENT - WE NEED FIT PLAYERS” ACB CHAIRMAN NASIMULLAH DANISH

Bat-and-ball skills will always count over muscularity, but fitness, done the right way, will help players use these abilities better and for longer.Nasimullah Danish, Chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board Said, “Our Cricketers are the Heroes and our major focus is on player’s fitness. Improving players fitness is fundamental, there is a call for all players to be fitter than they are.”Nasimullah Danish& [Read More]


ICC ODI and T20 RANKING
  • October 3, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

ICC ODI and T20 RANKING

ICC ODI RankingRankTeamMatchesPointsRating1Australia4858311212New Zeland4146311133South Africa4955141134India4852781105England5154691076Sri Lanka5656571017Bangladesh272568958West Indies322881909Pakistan5044158810Afghanistan2613415211Zimbabwe4621124612Ireland2083442For FAQs on ICC ODI Team Rankings click hereICC T20I RankingRankTeamMatchesPointsRating1    New Zealand2026351322    India2632841263    South Africa2327341194    West Indies2124 [Read More]


AFGHANISTAN FACE LONG PERIOD OF INTERNATIONAL DOWNTIME
  • October 2, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Mohammad Isam

AFGHANISTAN FACE LONG PERIOD OF INTERNATIONAL DOWNTIME

Afghanistan will have to wait till June next year for their next international assignment against a Full Member, when they travel to the West Indies. Neither of the teams will be part of the Champions Trophy, which will also take place at that time of the year in England.In the interim, Afghanistan will take part in a training camp at home, play in this season's Ahmad Shah Abdali four-day domestic tournament and wait for confirmation on a T20 [Read More]


'BANGLADESH HAD EXPERIENCE, WE HAD INEXPERIENCE' - STANIKZAI
  • October 1, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Mohammad Isam

'BANGLADESH HAD EXPERIENCE, WE HAD INEXPERIENCE' - STANIKZAI

Having shown strong performances in the first two ODIs, Afghanistan failed to absorb the pressure of a series-defining third match, with poor fielding and lack of partnerships in a steep chaseAfghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai acknowledged that his side failed to match Bangladesh's experience during the 141-run defeat in the series-deciding third ODI in Mirpur on Saturday."Bangladesh is a Full Member team and has a lot of experie [Read More]


AFGHANISTAN'S DAY OF FIELDING LAPSES
  • October 1, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Mohammad Isam

AFGHANISTAN'S DAY OF FIELDING LAPSES

Plays of the day from the third and final ODI between Bangladesh and Afghanistan in MirpurThe clangerIf ever there was an example of how a second's indecisiveness could cost you on the cricket field, this was it. Mohammad Nabi's rank long hop should have been dispatched. But Tamim Iqbal, who was slightly off balance as he struck a pull, mistimed it towards mid-on where Asghar Stanikzai, the Afghanistan captain, made a right royal mess of it. He seemed to [Read More]


BANGLADESH DROPS VITAL RANKING POINTS DESPITE BEATING AFGHANISTAN BY 2-1
  • October 1, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • ICC

BANGLADESH DROPS VITAL RANKING POINTS DESPITE BEATING AFGHANISTAN BY 2-1

Bangladesh had entered the series on 98 points, but has finished on 95 pointsThe qualification process for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has become even more interesting after Bangladesh has dropped three crucial ranking points despite winning the three-match ODI series against Afghanistan by 2-1.Bangladesh had entered the series on 98 points, leading 10th-ranked Afghanistan by 50 points, but has finished on 95 points after it c [Read More]


COACH RAJPUT GIVES US CONFIDENCE - SHAHIDI
  • September 30, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Mohammad Isam

COACH RAJPUT GIVES US CONFIDENCE - SHAHIDI

Afghanistan's development from a struggling team to a genuine threat to higher-ranked sides can be traced through the progressive contributions of their last few coaches. Taj Malik laid the foundations before Kabir Khan got them to think like international cricketers. Andy Moles took them to the 2015 World Cup, after which Inzamam-ul-Haq guided them to their maiden ODI and T20I series wins, over Zimbabwe.Now it is Lalchand Rajput, the former India batsma [Read More]


INSPIRATION STORY OF AFGHANISTAN CRICKET- FROM WAR ZONE TO NEXT BIG THING IN CRICKET
  • September 29, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Swaraj Nersekar

INSPIRATION STORY OF AFGHANISTAN CRICKET- FROM WAR ZONE TO NEXT BIG THING IN CRICKET

On hot sunny day of March 27, 2016 in Vidharba Cricket Stadium in India, something special happened. Afghanistan had defeated mighty West Indies in super-10s match in World T20 tournament (who were undefeated and went on to eventually win the T20 World Cup). It came as an emotional and special moment to the war-torn Afghanistan, reeling under severe economic, political and war-related oppression.Afghanistan’s jo [Read More]


AFGHANISTAN VS BANGLADESH
  • September 28, 2016
  • International Cricket News

AFGHANISTAN VS BANGLADESH

Rashid Khan addresses the media, Dhaka, September 27, 2016 - © Raton GomesMushfiqur Rahim does some resistance exercises, Mirpur, September 26, 2016 -  ©Associated PressTaijul Islam celebrates with team-mates after dismissing Hashmatullah Shahidi, Bangladesh v Afghanistan, 1st ODI, September 25, 2016 - ©Associated PressShakib Al Hasan makes a desperate attempt to stop the ball, Bangladesh v Afghanistan, 1st ODI, September 25, 2016 - ©Associated PressH [Read More]


STANIKZAI, SPINNERS TOPPLE BANGLADESH
  • September 28, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Mohammad Islam

STANIKZAI, SPINNERS TOPPLE BANGLADESH

Asghar Stanikzai scored a crucial half-century in a tricky chase for Afghanistan© Associated PressAfghanistan 212 for 8 (Stanikzai 57, Nabi 49, Shakib 4-47) beat Bangladesh 208 (Mosaddek 45*, Rashid 3-35) by two wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball detailsAfghanistan earned a hard-fought two-wicket win in the second ODI against Bangladesh in Mirpur to level the three-match series, banking on astute planning to leave the home crowd at the Shere Bangla National St [Read More]


'AFGHANISTAN CRICKET IS IMPROVING EVERY DAY' - NABI
  • September 28, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Mohammad Isam

'AFGHANISTAN CRICKET IS IMPROVING EVERY DAY' - NABI

'The plan was to play until 40 overs and we could just concentrate on singles and doubles, and not hitting boundaries' - Mohammad Nabi© Associated PressAfter Dawlat Zadran sliced Taskin Ahmed to the third-man boundary to seal Afghanistan's tense win, there were hugs and handshakes in the camp, a far cry from their exuberant celebrations after defeating Bangladesh in 2014 or West Indies at this year's World T20."We will t [Read More]


BANGLADESH v AFGHANISTAN, 2nd ODI, DHAKA – PREVIEW
  • September 27, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • ICC

BANGLADESH v AFGHANISTAN, 2nd ODI, DHAKA – PREVIEW

With series on the line, visitor will look to bounce back from seven-run defeat in first game.Having been at the receiving end of a shattering loss to Bangladesh in the first One-Day International, Afghanistan will hope to restore parity in the must-win second ODI in Dhaka on Wednesday (September 28). The home side currently leads the three-match series 1-0. Bangladesh won the first ODI by seven runs, but for large parts of the clash, Afghanist [Read More]


AFGHANISTAN'S AFRIDI COMES OF AGE
  • September 27, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Mohammad Isam

AFGHANISTAN'S AFRIDI COMES OF AGE

From idolising Shahid Afridi to becoming Afghanistan's go-to bowler while still a teenager, Rashid Khan has come a long way in almost no time.Sitting at home one day, Rashid Khan watched Shahid Afridi on TV. The hair, the wicket celebration, and the legspin made an immediate impression on him."I just saw Shahid Afridi on TV and learned from there, as I like the way he bowls," Rashid says. "I am still trying to develop few other deliveries and worki [Read More]


BANGLADESH V AFGHANISTAN, 1ST ODI, DHAKA - PREVIEW
  • September 24, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • ICC

BANGLADESH V AFGHANISTAN, 1ST ODI, DHAKA - PREVIEW

Bangladesh buoyed by return of Taskin as it takes on Afghanistan in first game of three-ODI seriesBangladesh will be hoping its long break from international cricket does not affect its performance when it begins the three-match One-Day International series against Afghanistan in Dhaka on Sunday (September 25).The home side last played an international match during the ICC World Twenty20 in India in April this year and has played no ODIs since hosting [Read More]


ASHRAF PINPOINTS BOWLING AS KEY AGAINST BANGLADESH
  • September 23, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • MOHAMMAD ISAM IN FATULLAH

ASHRAF PINPOINTS BOWLING AS KEY AGAINST BANGLADESH

Seamer Mirwais Ashraf has said that Afghanistan's attack will have a key role to play in the upcoming three-ODI series in Bangladesh. The bowlers, led by offspinning allrounder Mohammad Nabi, who claimed 4 for 24, tuned up by dismissing BCB XI for 167 to take a low-scorer.Nabi was assisted by 18-year-old-legspinner Rashid Khan and left-arm seamer Fareed Ahmed, who picked up two wickets each. Fareed's new-ball partner Karim Janant, uncapped a [Read More]


NABI, SHAHIDI DELIVER AFGHANISTAN BIG WIN IN LOW-SCORER
  • September 23, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Mohammad Islam

NABI, SHAHIDI DELIVER AFGHANISTAN BIG WIN IN LOW-SCORER

Afghanistan 233 (Shahidi 69, Ashraf 32*, Alauddin 3-32) beat Bangladesh Cricket Board XI 167 (Mosaddek 76, Nabi 4-24) by 66 runsScorecardAfghanistan sounded a stern warning to Bangladesh in their warm-up match in Fatullah by beating BCB XI by 66 runs in a low-scoring match. Hashmatullah Shahidi's 69 was supported byMohammad Nabi, who took four wickets to help Afghanistan defend 233.BCB XI put out a strong line-up with eight internationa [Read More]


AFGHANISTAN PICK THREE UNCAPPED PLAYERS FOR BANGLADESH ODIs
  • September 21, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • ESPNCRICINFO STAFF

AFGHANISTAN PICK THREE UNCAPPED PLAYERS FOR BANGLADESH ODIs

Ihsanullah led Afghanistan in the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh earlier this yearAfghanistan have picked three uncapped players - Ihsanullah, Karim Janat and Naveen-ul-Haq - in their 17-member squad for the ODI series against Bangladesh. Noor Ali Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Hamid Hassan and Shapoor Zadran were among the exclusions from the ODI squad that toured Scotland and Ireland in July this year.Ihsanullah, the 18-year-old opening batsman, w [Read More]


AFGHAN CRICKETERS DEPART FOR INDIA FOR TRAINING CAMP AHEAD OF BANGLADESH TOURNEY
  • September 5, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

AFGHAN CRICKETERS DEPART FOR INDIA FOR TRAINING CAMP AHEAD OF BANGLADESH TOURNEY

The national cricket team of Afghanistan departs for training camp in India today ahead of a tough mission at the Afghanistan Vs Bangladesh scheduled to start on September 25, 2016."The training camp aims is to prepare the team for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh where they are scheduled to play three one-day series followed by ICC Intercontinental games," Nasimullah Danish Chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board [Read More]


AFGHANISTAN READY TO PLAY TEST - ACB CHIEF EXECUTIVE
  • September 4, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • PETER DELLA PENNA

AFGHANISTAN READY TO PLAY TEST - ACB CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Afghanistan have an outstanding record in the Intercontinental Cup with 14 wins in 19 gamesAfghanistan Cricket Board CEO Shafiq Stanikzai has presented an argument in favor of the proposal for two-tier Test cricket, saying the side deserves the opportunity to play Tests through their solid performances in the ICC's Intercontinental Cup first-class multi-day competition for Associates."We think that we are ready to play Test cricket and we [Read More]


Afghanistan’s mind blowing T20I record in 2015-2016
  • September 3, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Nikhil Jadhav

Afghanistan’s mind blowing T20I record in 2015-2016

If you have a look at Afghanistan’s record in T20Is in the past two years, it’s nothing less than a fairy tale. In 14 T20 Internationals Afghanistan have played against Associate-nations in the last two years, they have ended up winning 12 of those games at an astonishing win percentage of 85.71%. Isn’t that an amazing record? This shows the way the team has improved and evolved into a champion side.Beating sides like the United A [Read More]


ACB names players participating in training camp ahead of Bangladesh Tour
  • August 30, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

ACB names players participating in training camp ahead of Bangladesh Tour

Kabul: Bangladesh and Afghanistan will play their first-ever bilateral ODI series in September. The two sides will play the three-match series on September 25, 28 and October 1 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh.Afghanistan Cricket Board selection committee has named a 26 squad for a fifteen days training camp in India from September 3 – 18, 2016 in Greater Cricket Sports Complex Ground, India. [Read More]


Afghanistan to tour Bangladesh for the first time
  • August 28, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Afghanistan to tour Bangladesh for the first time

Kabul: Bangladesh will host Afghanistan in Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur from September 25 - 30, 2016. Afghanistan and Bangladesh will be playing Three ODI matches.Nasimullah Danish, Chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board said, “This will be the first series between Bangladesh and Afghanistan. We are looking forward for an entertaining cricket to the cricket lovers of Bangladesh.”“We are in close discussion with ICC fu [Read More]


Afghanistan becomes full member of Asian Cricket Council (ACC)
  • August 24, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Afghanistan becomes full member of Asian Cricket Council (ACC)

"Afghanistan has been granted full membership of Asian Cricket Council" Afghanistan Cricket Board Chief Executive Officer Shafiq Stanikzai announced.The decision came during the annual meeting of ACC at its headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka this week.The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is a cricket organisation which was established in 1983, to promote and develop the sport of cricket in Asia. Subordinate to the International Cricke [Read More]


ACB announced seven foreign players for Alokozay -  Shpageeza Cricket League (SCL) at Kabul
  • August 5, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

ACB announced seven foreign players for Alokozay - Shpageeza Cricket League (SCL) at Kabul

Kabul: Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Friday announced that Nasir Jamsheed, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Sami, Salman Butt, Khalid Latif and Sikandar Raza International test, ODI and Twenty20 players are part of the Alokozay - Shpageeza Cricket League, 2016 to be held in Alokozay – Kabul International Cricket Stadium from August 9 – 19, 2016“We are fully equipped and all the [Read More]


Asghar Stanikzai elated after Afghanistan overtakes Ireland
  • July 31, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • ICC

Asghar Stanikzai elated after Afghanistan overtakes Ireland

Netherlands captain Peter Borren says Afghanistan is a “serious contender” for the ICC Intercontinental CupAfghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai was elated after an impressive all-round effort against the Netherlands saw his team reach the top spot in the ICC Intercontinental Cup points table, but cautioned that more needed to be done by his team.Afghanistan defeated host Netherlands inside two days by an innings and 36 runs on Sat [Read More]


Zahir, Dawlat seal Afghanistan's innings win
  • July 30, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • ESPNCRICINFO STAFF

Zahir, Dawlat seal Afghanistan's innings win

Netherlands v Afghanistan, ICC Intercontinental Cup 2016, VoorburgAfghanistan 312 (Shahidi 83, Shah 51, Jamal 43) beat Netherlands 117 (Seelar 38*, Ahmadzai 5-29, Dawlat 4-32) and 159 (Rippon 80, Zahir 4-29, Dawlat 3-45) by an innings and 36 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball detailsAfghanistan's pace pair of Dawlat Zadran and Yamin Ahmadzai and chinaman bowler Zahir Khan played key roles in the side's innings-and-36-run win over Netherlands with [Read More]


Afghanistan to host Ireland in first nine game series
  • July 25, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Afghanistan to host Ireland in first nine game series

Kabul: Afghanistan and Ireland confirm the dates of a reciprocal tour. Both sides agreed to play 3 T20Is, 5 ODIs followed by an Intercontinental Cup game in March 28-31 2017. Recently both sides recent played a very competitive ODI series in Belfast with the series tied 2-2.“We have variety of fixtures and we are continuously developing Afghanistan Cricket Team international development. I expect the nine game series against Irish will b [Read More]


West Indies to host Afghanistan
  • July 25, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

West Indies to host Afghanistan

Kabul/Antigua: West Indies and Afghanistan Cricket Boards have agreed to play 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is in June, 2017 in West Indies. This will be the first time that two dynamic and entertaining sides of the Cricketing World face each other in a full series."Playing with Twenty20 champions will boost technical prospects for us,” Nasimullah Danish, Chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board.While CEO of the ACB, Shafiq Stanikazi, says “this is a major series w [Read More]


Afghanistan Name squad for Intercontinental Cup against Netherland
  • July 24, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Afghanistan Name squad for Intercontinental Cup against Netherland

Kabul: Afghanistan Cricket Board has named squad for their upcoming ICC Intercontinental Cup with Netherland next month.“We have nice blend of experience and a sprinkling of youth for ICup match against Netherland, and we are aware of just how quickly Netherland have progressed in Intercontinental Cup, indeed beating The Namibia in this competition.”“Hashmatullah Shahidi and Zahir Khan’s experience are invaluabl [Read More]


Afghanistan-India Disabilities cricket team training session come to close
  • July 21, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Afghanistan-India Disabilities cricket team training session come to close

Kabul: The Afghanistan people with disabilities (PwDs) cricketers are aiming to turn the tables.At the conclusion of a 5-day training session at National Cricket Academy on Thursday, the physically-challenged cricket team of India arrived to Kabul for a three-match T20 series, scheduled to start on July 22, is hopeful of a positive results.Chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board said, “I believe this is the best way to [Read More]


  • July 21, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

"We are not Disabled"

Kabul: Afghanistan’s disabled cricket team hosting Physically Challenged Cricket Association (PCCAI) of India in Kabul, first match will be tomorrow (22 July, 2016) in Alokozay – Kabul International Cricket Stadium.During press brief Chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board Nasimullah Danish told the press, that “we appreciated Physically Challenged Cricket Association of India for allowing their team for Afghanistan tour and playing Twenty20 matches with Afghanist [Read More]


Afghanistan Cricket Board hosting Disabled Cricket Series in Kabul
  • July 20, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Afghanistan Cricket Board hosting Disabled Cricket Series in Kabul

Kabul: Afghanistan’s disabled cricket team will be hosting Physically Challenged Cricket Association (PCCAI) India in Kabul from July 22, 2016.Afghanistan Disable Cricket team is training for the upcoming event at the National Cricket Academy, Kabul under head coach Khaliq Dad Noori and assistant coach Mujahid Zadran and Rozi Khan.Nasimullah Danish Chairman Afghanistan Cricket Board said, “They all have the requir [Read More]


Physically Challenged Cricket Association of India Squad and PwDs Afghanistan Squad for Friendship Cup, 2016
  • July 20, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Physically Challenged Cricket Association of India Squad and PwDs Afghanistan Squad for Friendship Cup, 2016

Teams (from)PCCAI India: Ravindra Narayan Patil, Debavrata Roy, Vikrant Ravindra Keni, Omveer Singh, Ravindra Gopinath Sante, Manish Kumar, Iqbal Khan, Vijay Kant Tiwari, Gurudas Ramdas Raut, Rajeshpandurang Rane, Yashpal Sharma, Tushar Paul, Abdul Khalek, Sandeep, Utpal Majumdar (Playing Coach)PwDs Afghanistan: Abdul Saboor, Sheren Agha, Abdullah Liwal, Nabiullah Nabi, Mohammad AshrafHasi [Read More]


Ireland v Afghanistan, 5th ODI, Belfast – Preview
  • July 18, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • ICC

Ireland v Afghanistan, 5th ODI, Belfast – Preview

Afghanistan will want to seal series win, while Ireland will hope it can seize key moments to draw the contestA 79-run win for Afghanistan in the fourth One-Day International on Sunday means the series against Ireland has it leading 2-1 with one game left to play, at the same Civil Service Cricket Club ground at Stormont, Belfast, on Tuesday (July 19).Ireland is the one who must now do all the running to square the series against its Associate rivals [Read More]


Ireland v Afghanistan 4th ODI, Belfast – Preview
  • July 17, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • ICC

Ireland v Afghanistan 4th ODI, Belfast – Preview

With series at 1-1 ahead of penultimate game, both Associate sides will aim for an all-round effort to edge aheadWith the five-match One-Day International series in the balance at 1-1, Ireland and Afghanistan head into the fourth game in Belfast on Sunday (July 17) with a chance to take an unassailable lead.The series is vital for both sides as it's seen as a competition of the top two Associate teams. Fittingly, both Ireland and Afghanistan have [Read More]


All-round Rashid puts Afghanistan ahead
  • July 17, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • ICC

All-round Rashid puts Afghanistan ahead

Legspinner hits 60 and takes 4 for 21 in 79-run win over Ireland that gives his team 2-1 lead, with one match to playA superb all-round effort from Rashid Khan and an intelligent half-century from Mohammad Nabi gave Afghanistan a 2-1 lead in the fourth game of its five-match One-Day International series against Ireland. With the series tied at one apiece after the first game was washed out, Afghanistan, who chose to bat after winning the toss, wasn't i [Read More]


All-round Afghanistan takes 1-0 lead
  • July 13, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • ICC

All-round Afghanistan takes 1-0 lead

Shahzad, Najibullah fifties lift side to 250, before Ireland chase loses steam to fall 39 runs short The good work of Mohammad Shahzad and Najibullah Zadran with the bat was backed up by an excellent show led by the spinners as Afghanistan won by 39 runs over Ireland in the second fixture of the five-match One-Day International series, played in Stormont, Belfast, on Tuesday (July 12).Put in, Afghanistan rode on half-centuries from Shahzad and Najibullah to [Read More]


Afghanistan hopeful of bilateral ODIs in India
  • July 13, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Peter Della Penna

Afghanistan hopeful of bilateral ODIs in India

Afghanistan's attempts to gain more ODI fixtures leading into the September 2017 cut-off for 2019 World Cup qualification is likely to gather steam with a proposal in the works to secure annual bilateral matches against India and teams touring India beginning next year."If we sign the MOU which we sent to India, potentially Afghanistan Cricket Board will be in a better position than where we are right now, scheduling ODIs with India and scheduli [Read More]


Shahzad and spinners help Afghanistan go 1-0 up
  • July 12, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • ESPNCRICINFO STAFF

Shahzad and spinners help Afghanistan go 1-0 up

Ireland v Afghanistan, 2nd ODI, BelfastAfghanistan 250 (Shahzad 66, Najibullah Zadran 59, O'Brien 4-45, McCarthy 4-59) beat Ireland 211 (Joyce 62, Rashid Khan 3-28, Nabi 3-45) by 39 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball detailsHalf-centuries from Mohammad Shahzad and Najibullah Zadran set the base for Afghanistan's 39-run win in the second ODI against Ireland in Belfast on Tuesday.Afghanistan, who were bowled out for 250 after being sent in to bat, ov [Read More]


Ireland v Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Belfast – Preview
  • July 9, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • ICC

Ireland v Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Belfast – Preview

Afghanistan keen to keep up winning run, while Ireland hopes to pick up vital points in ODI Team RankingsHaving warmed up to its tour of Europe with a win over Scotland, Afghanistan would look to put the same foot forward when it runs into Ireland for the first of five One-Day Internationals in Belfast on Sunday (July 10).  Afghanistan has been on top of its 50-over game over the past year, winning a couple of series against Zimbabwe and a coupl [Read More]


Shahzad, bowlers dismantle Scotland
  • July 6, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Peter Della Penna

Shahzad, bowlers dismantle Scotland

Afghanistan 178 for 6 (Shahzad 84) beat Scotland 132 (Wallace 33, Nabi 3-26) by 78 runs (D/L method)Scorecard and ball-by-ball detailsMohammad Shahzad produced his fifth ODI fifty for Afghanistan, a typically belligerent knock, to set up a 78-run win via the Duckworth-Lewis method over Scotland at The Grange on Wednesday afternoon. In another stop-start day of cricket, Afghanistan made the most of Shahzad's excellent foundation and eventually sauntered home des [Read More]


Rain spoils Rahmat's ton, Najib's blitz
  • July 4, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Peter Della Penna

Rain spoils Rahmat's ton, Najib's blitz

Afghanistan 283 for 4 in 47.2 overs (Rahmat 100*, Najibullah 89*, Wheal 2-51) v Scotland Match abandoned Scorecard and ball-by-ball detailsScotland's first ODI at home in more than two years ended in frustrating fashion, with the first game of the two-match series against Afghanistan finishing in a no result. Yet the partisan Afghanistan crowd got their money's worth - and a steal it was for the £10 charged at the gate - before play was [Read More]


Afghanistan, Pakistan term cricketing talks cordial
  • July 3, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Muhammad Asif Khan

Afghanistan, Pakistan term cricketing talks cordial

Karachi: On the sidelines of the annual conference of the international cricket council (ICC) in Edinburg, cricket boards officials held talks to mend or strengthen bilateral ties. The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Shaharyar Khan held discussions with his counterparts from India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and England. According to the PCB, the Chairman assured his Afghan counterpart that Pakistan was prepared to hold four-day [Read More]


Lalchand Rajput become New Head Coach of Afghan Cricket
  • June 25, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Lalchand Rajput become New Head Coach of Afghan Cricket

Kabul:  We have received several applications from all over the world, Lalchand Rajput and also Mohammad Kaif were shortlisted for the final round of interview.  However Rajpoot was selected by selection committee.“Mr. Rajput, who has coached the Indian Under-19 Cricket side as well as the Mumbai Indians franchise in the IPL, 54-year-old’s experience is a key asset for Afghanistan Cricket,” said Nasimullah Danish Chair [Read More]


Uncapped Ihsanullah in Afghanistan's Intercontinental Cup squad
  • June 23, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • ESPNCRICINFO STAFF

Uncapped Ihsanullah in Afghanistan's Intercontinental Cup squad

Afghanistan have picked uncapped 18-year-old batsman Ihsanullah in the squad for their upcoming Intercontinental Cup match against Netherlands. Ihsanullah captained the Afghanistan Under-19s team in the World Cup in Bangladesh earlier this year and had also played in the 2014 edition in the UAE.The Afghanistan selectors named a full-strength squad for the ODIs against Scotland and Ireland in July, which will be played before the Intercont [Read More]


Squad announced for Scotland, Ireland and Netherlands ODI Series and Intercontinental Cup
  • June 22, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Squad announced for Scotland, Ireland and Netherlands ODI Series and Intercontinental Cup

Afghanistan Cricket team will be playing 2 One Day International Series with Scotland in Grange Cricket Club Ground, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh from 4 – 6 July, 2016.Ireland will be hosting Afghanistan Cricket Team for Five ODI’s, the games scheduled for July 10, 12, 14, 17 and 19 at Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast.Afghanistan Cricket Board selectors announced a 16-man squad for the Scotla [Read More]


ICC draws up proposals for major ODI revamp
  • June 18, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Tim Wigmore

ICC draws up proposals for major ODI revamp

The ICC is pushing for the creation of a new ODI league for the world's top 13 countries to give 50-over cricket new context and relevance.Plans are well-advanced to create a new league from 2019 for 13 nations - believed to be the ten Test teams, Afghanistan, Ireland and one other Associate, with Nepal reportedly a favoured option. The league will see all countries play each other over three years, with the top two nations playing a play-off series to [Read More]


Afghanistan Cricket Board Name Squad for Friendship Cup, 2016
  • June 1, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Afghanistan Cricket Board Name Squad for Friendship Cup, 2016

Afghanistan Development Squad for Third One Day Against Habib Bank LimitedFriendship Cup, 2016Najib Zadran                       CaptianJavid AhmadiHashmatullah ShahidiAfsar Zazi                           WicketkeeperShapoor ZadranNawaz KhanSharafuddin AshrafNasir JamalRahmat ShahIhsanullah JanatImran JanatSayed Ahmad [Read More]


ACB Development Squad Won the Second One Day Match
  • June 1, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

ACB Development Squad Won the Second One Day Match

ACB Development Squad won by 6 wickets, with 56 balls remaining in Kabul on Tuesday.Kabul: ACB Development squad won the toss and chose to field first. Habib Bank Limited, made challenging score of 219 in the first innings. Top orders Imam-Ul-Haq’s 85 and as runs top scorers for Habib Bank Limited.In reply, ACB development Squad opener Javed Ahmadi 37, Imran Janat 23 and Hashmatullah Shahidi 59Sharafuddin [Read More]


Afghanistan Squad announced for Friendship Cup One Day Series
  • May 28, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Afghanistan Squad announced for Friendship Cup One Day Series

The first four-day match between Afghanistan’s Development Squad and Pakistan’s Habib Bank Limited ended in draw in Kabul on Saturday May 21, 2016.ScorecardPlayer of the Match – Nasir JamalAfghanistan Development Squad won second 4-day match against Habib Bank Limited by 216 runs in the second 4-day match against Habib Bank Limited.ScorecardPlayer of the match – Zahir Khan ACB Chairman Nasimullah Danis [Read More]


Final Squad announced for Second 4 Day Friendship Cup, 2016
  • May 22, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Final Squad announced for Second 4 Day Friendship Cup, 2016

Kabul: Afghanistan Cricket Board Development Squad (ADS) announced for second 4 – Day match against Habib Bank Limited (HBL) to be held in Alokozay – Kabul International Cricket Stadium on May 24, 2016.Pakistan’s HBL team is captained by former test opener, Imran Farhat, whereas, Pakistan’s star players, Ahmed Shehzad, Umer Gul and Shahid Afridi is expected to join the team for One Day matches.Nasimullah Danish, Chairm [Read More]


Cricket Stands For Peace
  • May 17, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Cricket Stands For Peace

Kabul April 17, 2016: Friendship Cup 2016 will begin in Kabul on Wednesday, 18th April, 2016. ACB Development Squad (ADS) and Habib Bank (HBL) will be playing two 4 – Day and four ODI matches in Alokozay – Kabul International Cricket Stadium in May – June, 2016.The Friendship Cup series is a part of ACB’s efforts to further improve the quality of cricket in the country. 4 – Day and OD matches will be played against HBL experienced cricketers.  [Read More]


HBL Cricket Team Arrives In Kabul for Friendship Cup
  • May 15, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

HBL Cricket Team Arrives In Kabul for Friendship Cup

HBL cricket team arrived in Kabul today (Sunday) to participate in a series of cricket matches against Afghanistan Cricket Board Development Squad.Afghanistan Cricket Board Deputy Chairman Azizullah Fazli and Deputy CEO Dost Nazari welcomed the cricket team on their arrival to Kabul.Afghanistan Development Squad (ADS) and Habib Bank (HBL) will be playing two 4 – Day and four ODI matches in Alokozay – Kabul International Cricket Stadium.& [Read More]


ACB Announce Squad For first 4 Day Friendship Cup
  • May 14, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

ACB Announce Squad For first 4 Day Friendship Cup

Kabul: Afghanistan Development Squad (ADS) and Habib Bank (HBL) will be playing two 4 – Day and four ODI matches in Alokozay – Kabul International Cricket Stadium in May – June, 2016. Selection Committee meeting has been scheduled on May 12 at Kabul to pick the team for the Friendship Cup."Our public loves cricket and we are trying to further elevate our product," Nasimullah Danish, the chairman of the ACB executive committe [Read More]


ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 delivers records across broadcast and digital
  • May 11, 2016
  • International Cricket News

ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 delivers records across broadcast and digital

• Event sees increased viewership across key markets • 320 million video views across ICC digital properties and social media pages • ICC Chief Executive David Richardson: “The ICC World Twenty20 2016 engaged with fans, old and new, like never before” The recently concluded ICC World Twenty20 set records galore across broadcast and digital platforms, it was confirmed today. The tournament, won [Read More]


HBL to play two 4 - Day and four ODI in Kabul for the first time
  • May 9, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

HBL to play two 4 - Day and four ODI in Kabul for the first time

Kabul, May 29, 2016: On Saturday 14th May the Habib Bank Limited Cricket Team will arrive in Kabul to begin their 1st tour of the country.Afghanistan Development Squad (ADS) and Habib Bank (HBL) will be playing two 4 – Day and four ODI matches in Alokozay – Kabul International Cricket Stadium."It's the first time the Trophy will be contested in Kabul, cricket fans with greater access to the game, both at the gr [Read More]


Donate Your Cricket Gear
  • April 26, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Donate Your Cricket Gear

Kabul: Afghanistan cricket board donated cricket gear to orphan children in Achina Orphan House in Kabul, Afghanistan. Children love cricket and they want to play like Shahzad Mohammadi and Hamid Hassan. They always demand for cricket equipment however we do not have funds to purchase cricket equipment for the orphan’s children.” admin assistant of Achina House narrated to ACB’s representative Nesar AfghanI must thank Afghanistan Cricket Board mana [Read More]


Afghanistan Tour to Scotland, Ireland and Netherland
  • April 26, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • NAVEED YOUSAFZAI

Afghanistan Tour to Scotland, Ireland and Netherland

Scotland will host Afghanistan in two ODIs at the Grange in Edinburgh in 4th July. Ireland will be hosting for 5 ODIs on 10th July, 2016. While Netherland will be playing 4-day I-Cup matches with Afghanistan. "Players of Afghanistan enhanced their skills over the past year on the back of exposure to International cricket against full member nations," said Nasimullah Danish, Chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board. ? ?We are keen to [Read More]


Scotland to host Afghanistan for two ODIs
  • April 25, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • ESPNCricinfo Staff

Scotland to host Afghanistan for two ODIs

Scotland will host Afghanistan in two ODIs at the Grange in Edinburgh in July, as the two Associate nations set about bridging the experience gap that Scotland's captain, Preston Mommsen, recently claimed was holding back the development of cricket's second-tier nations.The two teams met during the World T20 in Nagpur last month, with Afghanistan earning a hard-fought 14-run victory en route to qualification for the main draw of the tournament, where [Read More]


  • April 19, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Edmund Krarup

"Cricket is the only hope"

Lets go back to the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, co-hosted by South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya. Shane Warne and co led Australia to their second consecutive world title, continuing the dominance of the baggy green across the cricketing landscape that would not end until the twilight of the decade. A few months later, in May 2003, a very different tournament was taking place. Thanks to a last minute sponsorship deal, the snazzy sounding First Olympia Lube Oil Cricket Tourna [Read More]


ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 delivers records across broadcast and digital
  • April 18, 2016
  • International Cricket News

ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 delivers records across broadcast and digital

• Event sees increased viewership across key markets • 320 million video views across ICC digital properties and social media pages • ICC Chief Executive David Richardson: “The ICC World Twenty20 2016 engaged with fans, old and new, like never before” The recently concluded ICC World Twenty20 set records galore across broadcast and digital platforms, it was confirmed today. The tournament, won by the [Read More]


Ireland to host Afghanistan in bilateral series
  • April 12, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Ireland to host Afghanistan in bilateral series

Afghanistan and Ireland will be playing five match one-day International series schedule for July 10, 12, 14, 17 and 19 at the Belfast Capital of Northern Ireland. For the first time Afghanistan Cricket Team will be playing ground breaking five match series against Ireland Cricket Team.  Nasimullah Danish said that, ? ?This will be innovative skill enhancement experience for our players; Ireland will be visiting Afghanistan’s new home [Read More]


Ireland to host Afghanistan in bilateral series
  • April 12, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Ireland to host Afghanistan in bilateral series

Afghanistan and Ireland will be playing five match one-day International series schedule for July 10, 12, 14, 17 and 19 at the Belfast Capital of Northern Ireland. For the first time Afghanistan Cricket Team will be playing ground breaking five match series against Ireland Cricket Team.  Nasimullah Danish said that, ? ?This will be innovative skill enhancement experience for our players; Ireland will be visiting Afghanistan’s new home gro [Read More]


Afghan cricketer completed Level 2 coaching course
  • April 6, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafrzai

Afghan cricketer completed Level 2 coaching course

“For me coaching is something I enjoy, level two coaching is qualification that all of us as professional cricketer should have, we learn so much in level I training.” Hasti Gul Abid. Afghanistan Cricket Board nominated 13 professional cricketers and coaching staff for five days level two coaching course held in India.  The course allowed current national cricket team players Hamid Hasan and Afghanistan all-rounder Mirwais A [Read More]


Afghanistan Cricket Board announced squad for 4-day match against Namibia
  • April 5, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafrzai

Afghanistan Cricket Board announced squad for 4-day match against Namibia

Kabul April 5, 2016: Mr. Dawlat Ahmadzi, national selection committee head picked up squad for 4-day match against Namibia for I-Cup match to be held in India from 10 – 13 April, 2016. Ahmadzai said he has selected a squad purely on merit and has said some young players are also considered. We have had to make some difficult decisions to get to our final squad but firmly believe that the 16 players selected offer the [Read More]


A team of 11 Afridis
  • March 31, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Jarrod Kimber

A team of 11 Afridis

Boom is what you say after a punchline. Too often Shahid Afridi is that punchline.His exploits, his demeanour, his consistency, his style of play, all of it, one big joke, one long joke. Even his fans are called Afridiots. His career has been occasional sharp intakes of air surrounded by wall-to-wall laughter. He is beyond parody.To cricket fans he can mean anything. To traditionalists he is a sloggy bore. To an ODI fan, an occasional star. To the T20 generation, the grandfather o [Read More]


The importance of Afghanistan's exuberance
  • March 21, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • ED SMITH

The importance of Afghanistan's exuberance

The way they throw themselves into cricket with unfettered passion is a lesson to those of us for whom the game may have lost its freshness.Afghanistan have already breathed life into this tournament. We've seen enough to know that the ICC should reconsider contracting the ODI World Cup.Against South Africa, Afghanistan briefly raised the possibility of the Proteas scoring 438 runs across two T20 matches and losing both. Watching Afghanistan's defea [Read More]


ICC Announce associate and affiliate panel of International umpires
  • March 8, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

ICC Announce associate and affiliate panel of International umpires

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the associate and affiliate panel of International umpires for Regional Tournaments, World Cricket League Divisional Tournaments, World Cricket League Championship and Intercontinental Cup. Afghanistan Cricket Board’s Chairman, Nasimullah Danish, congratulated Mr. Pakteen and Mr. Durrani on their elevation. “Their promotion is evidence to their hard work, as well [Read More]


The inspirational story and rise of cricket in Afghanistan
  • February 22, 2016
  • International Cricket News
  • Joseph Romanos

The inspirational story and rise of cricket in Afghanistan

If you want to read a cricket book with a difference, get hold of The Corridor of Uncertainty by Nihar Suthar, an American author of Indian extraction.It's the story of Afghanistan cricket. Despite the Taliban, deaths, bombs and poverty, and even though Osama bin Laden is mentioned more than Bradman, it's an uplifting story.There was actually cricket played in Afghanistan in the 1800s by British soldiers in Kabul, the capital. But th [Read More]


CRICKET WORLD PLAYER OF THE WEEK - AMIR HAMZA HOTAK
  • December 28, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Sandeep Shivam

CRICKET WORLD PLAYER OF THE WEEK - AMIR HAMZA HOTAK

Amir Hamza registered figures of 17 for four in the first ODI against Zimbabwe in Sharjah.For his match-winning bowling performance in the first One-Day International against Zimbabwe in Sharjah, helping Afghanistan defend 131, Amir Hamza is the Cricket World Player of the Week.Zimbabwe did well to restrict Afghanistan to 131 in the first innings with only Noor Ali Zadran managing a valiant 63. Graeme Cremer did exceedingly well, especially in cleani [Read More]


Tender Notice---Invitation to Tender
  • December 21, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • ACB

Tender Notice---Invitation to Tender

TENDER NOTICE INVITATION TO TENDER (01TI") FOR SPONSORSHIP RIGHTS PACKAGE TO THE ASIA CUP 2016-2019 The Asian Cricket Council Tournaments The Asian Cricket Council (uACC") has published an ITT for certain Sponsorship Rights relating to the (l) Asia Cup Tournament and its qualifier, (2) Women's Asia Cup Tournament, (3) Ul 9 Asia Cup Tournament and (4) Emerging Asia Cup Tournament (jointly referred to as the uAsia Cup Tournaments"), scheduled to b [Read More]


Afghanistan Cricket Team Schedule, Squad For Bilateral Series ODI, T20 Series
  • December 19, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Afghanistan Cricket Team Schedule, Squad For Bilateral Series ODI, T20 Series

Asghar Stanikzay will be leading Afghanistan’s one-day and Twenty20 teams in this series. Afghanistan Cricket Board has announced their squads for the upcoming One-Day International and Twenty20 series against Zimbabwe.In today press brief Mr. Nasimullah Danish Chairman’s Afghanistan Cricket Board said, “This is honor for Afghanistan Cricket Beam to be hosting and sharing experience with full member, A [Read More]


Prabhakar named Afghanistan bowling coach
  • December 18, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Prabhakar named Afghanistan bowling coach

Former India all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar has been titled Afghanistan Cricket Team’s bowling coach till end of the World T20 in India next year. Prabhakar will join Inzamam-ul-Haq, Afghanistan's head coach, in the support staff."I am glad I can guide the Afghan team. They have immense talent and I am sure, in the years to come, the Afghanistan team would emerge as a force to reckon with in all forms of the game," Prabhakar told The Hindu.&q [Read More]


Greater Noida Cricket Stadium was named as the home ground of Afghanistan.
  • December 15, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Greater Noida Cricket Stadium was named as the home ground of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Cricket Board signs MoU with BCCI for home ground in India. The Board of Control for cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday signed an MOU to support Afghanistan Cricket Board with a home ground in India. Greater Noida Cricket Stadium was named as home cricket ground for Afghanistan Cricket Board, where Afghanistan Cricketer will be trained and play matches. BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur and IPL Chairman, Rajeev Shu [Read More]


ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 schedule announced
  • December 13, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • International Cricket Council

ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 schedule announced

58 men’s and women’s matches to be played at eight venues from 8 March to 3 April; Mumbai and New Delhi to stage semi-finals while Kolkata to stage finals The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced the groups and schedule of the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016, which will be staged across eight venues in India from 8 March to 3 April.   A total of 58 tournament matches, including 35 men’s matches and 23 women&r [Read More]


ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Schedule
  • December 13, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • ICC T20 World Cup 2016

ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Schedule

T20 World Cup is scheduled from 8th March and will continue till 3rd April in India. On 3rd April, grand finale will be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata whereas first match will be played on 8th March at Nagpur. On 11th December, Friday ICC announced the complete ICC World Cup 2016 Schedule which included Women’s and Men’s Schedule. Here we will share detailed groups and schedule. First round matches is scheduled from 8th Match to 13th March. After first roun [Read More]


Afghanistan cricket board announce National Team squad for ICC Intercontinental Cup
  • November 10, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Afghanistan cricket board announce National Team squad for ICC Intercontinental Cup

Asghar Stanikzai to lead the 15-member squads in ICC Intercontinental Cup. The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) today announced the squad for the ICC Intercontinental Cup that will be held in Sharjah Cricket Stadium, from November 21– 24 against Papu New Guinea. “We’re looking forward to an exciting week in Sharjah, and with the support of coach, and a talented group of players, it should be a gre [Read More]


INVITATION TO TENDER
  • November 7, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • ASIAN CRICKET COUNCIL LTD

INVITATION TO TENDER

INVITATION TO TENDER (“ITT”) FOR MEDIA RIGHTS PACKAGE TO THE ASIA CUP TOURNAMENTS 2016-2023Asian Cricket Council Ltd., (“ACC”) has published an ITT for certain Media Rights relating to the (1) Asia Cup Tournament and its qualifier, (2) Women’s Asia Cup Tournament, (3) U19 Asia Cup Tournament and (4) Emerging Asia Cup Tournament (jointly referred to as the “Asia Cup Tournaments”), scheduled to be held from 2016 to 2023. The Media Right [Read More]


Inzamam-Ul-Haq signed contract with Afghanistan Cricket Board
  • November 7, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Inzamam-Ul-Haq signed contract with Afghanistan Cricket Board

Afghanistan Cricket Board singed a one year contract with Former Pakistan National team captain Inzamam-ul-Haq.Afghanistan Cricket Board had agreed to sign a proper one-year extendable coaching contract with the Former Pakistan National team captain Inzamam-ul-Haq."Inzamam signed one year extendable contact today, and he will be head coach of the Afghanistan National Cricket Team. His presence with the national team will polish skills [Read More]


Afghanistan cricket board announce U-19 squad for tri-series
  • November 7, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Afghanistan cricket board announce U-19 squad for tri-series

Afghanistan Cricket Board’s Under 19 team will be participating in Under-19 tri-series cricket tournament to be played against Bangladesh and India from November 20 – 30, 2015.Afghanistan cricket board chairman said that, “ We are determined to improve cricket in Afghanistan, cricketing with other nation will improve and enhance skills and techniques of ACB’s Under-19 cricket.”  The ACB’s selecti [Read More]


Afghanistan wins T20 International and ODI series against Zimbabwe
  • October 29, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Afghanistan wins T20 International and ODI series against Zimbabwe

AFGHANISTAN made history when they became the first Associate nation to defeat a Test-playing country in a one-day series and T20 International; comprehensively beating Zimbabwe by 73 runs in the fifth and final ODI and 2-0 win in their T20 International series against Zimbabwe.It follows a six-wicket win in the first T20I, and caps a historic tour for the Associate nation, who became the first to beat a full ICC member in a multi-game [Read More]


Afghanistan level series with Nabi century
  • October 18, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • LIAM BRICKHILL

Afghanistan level series with Nabi century

Mohammad Nabi's maiden one-day international century powered Afghanistan to a series-leveling win in the second ODI against Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club. Nabi, shunted up the order to No. 3, overcame a few early jitters to raise to his century at close to a run a ball. Most notable was his fearless six hitting, and a couple of his bigger strokes very nearly exited the stadium completely. Backed up by Noor Ali Zadran's patient 60 and some late hitt [Read More]


Aspiring teams gear up for ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier
  • October 14, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • http://www.icc-cricket.com

Aspiring teams gear up for ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier

The five teams competing in the event are regional runners-up Ireland (Europe), Nepal (Asia), PNG (East-Asia Pacific), Uganda (Africa) and USA (Americas).The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the squads and schedule for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier which will take place from 15 to 22 October in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The five teams competing in the event are regional runners-up Ireland (Europe), Nepal (Asia [Read More]


Afghanistan Cricket Board to play Twenty20 'Cricket for Kunduz Victims'
  • October 13, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Afghanistan Cricket Board to play Twenty20 'Cricket for Kunduz Victims'

Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) will extend support to the civilian victims of Kunduz. Gulbadin Naib will be leading Afghanistan ‘A’ team and Mr. Javid Ahmadi Development Squad in this match.T 0 cricket match fundraiser will be played in Alokozay Kabul International Cricket Stadium on October 15, 2015 from 09:30am – 01:00pm.We have to promote and support this divine cause and raise maximum funds for the civilian [Read More]


Afghanistan team leaves for Zimbabwe series
  • October 5, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Afghanistan team leaves for Zimbabwe series

The Afghanistan national cricket team on Monday left for Zimbabwe to participate in a series of matches. The series will start from October 16, 2015, which will include five One Day International and two T20 matches. “This is honor for Afghanistan cricket team to be playing and sharing experience with full member, Afghanistan team will have a better performance and return back after achieving victory.” The Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman, Nasi [Read More]


 Inzamam-ul-Haq became Afghanistan Head Coach
  • October 2, 2015
  • International Cricket News

Inzamam-ul-Haq became Afghanistan Head Coach

Afghanistan Cricket Board and ICC appointed Pakistani former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq as head coach. Inzamam-ul-Haq will join Afghanistan team before tour to Zimbabwe. Afghanistan national team will be playing series in Zimbabwe play five One Day International and two t20s. Legendary cricketer Inzamam ul Haq is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen ever. He is the leading run scorer for Pakistan in One-Day Cricket and second-highest run scorer for P [Read More]


ACB will Extend Development Activities to Every Part of the Country: Danish
  • September 30, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

ACB will Extend Development Activities to Every Part of the Country: Danish

Cricket is the game and peace and national unity. We have started constructing Cricket ground and providing basic facilities in all over Afghanistan. It is our mission to take Cricket to every part of the country. Danish expressed these views during a press conference of awarding the project of construction of Paktia Cricket Ground to Fatehn Khan Construction company. Danish added that the ground will be constructed with [Read More]


Afghanistan Squad Announced for Zimbabwe Tour
  • September 29, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

Afghanistan Squad Announced for Zimbabwe Tour

Afghanistan Cricket Board selection committee announced the squads for Zimbabwe tour of Afghanistan. Afghanistan will play five One Day International and Two Twenty20 international matches on the tour. Four players will replace four players from the ODI squad. The team will have a training camp before at Kabul before leaving to Zimbabwe. The training camp will start on 29th of September. The team will play three practice games before playing in the of [Read More]


Afghanistan Cricket Board- Nine Month Achievements and Developments
  • September 22, 2015
  • International Cricket News

Afghanistan Cricket Board- Nine Month Achievements and Developments

Afghanistan Cricket Board has a brilliant history of development and achievements in Afghanistan. This organization has great responsibilities and duties as a national organization in the country. As organizational reforms some changes has come in the organization as Mr. Nasimullah Danish was appointed as the chairman and Mr. Shafiqullah Stanikzai was named the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Afghanistan Cricket Boar [Read More]


Shapoor Zadran fast bowler to play in the charity match in England
  • September 16, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

Shapoor Zadran fast bowler to play in the charity match in England

Mr. Zadran family support for his cricketing desires was primarily lacking, and he went to his first Afghanistan trial. They've since been won over, and playing at the World T20, have made Shapoor's one of the most recognizable faces in Afghanistan cricket.Charismatic Afghanistan fast blower Shapoor Zadran will join compatriot Virender Sehwag, Shahid Afridi, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis and a host of other international c [Read More]


Shapoor Zadran fast bowler to play in the charity match in England
  • September 16, 2015
  • International Cricket News

Shapoor Zadran fast bowler to play in the charity match in England

Mr. Zadran family support for his cricketing desires was primarily lacking, and he went to his first Afghanistan trial. They've since been won over, and playing at the World T20, have made Shapoor's one of the most recognizable faces in Afghanistan cricket. Charismatic Afghanistan fast blower Shapoor Zadran will join compatriot Virender Sehwag, Shahid Afridi, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis and a host of other internati [Read More]


In-door Academy Up-grading Process Starts
  • September 15, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

In-door Academy Up-grading Process Starts

Kabul: Alkozay International Cricket Stadium and Indoor academy is underway modernization and up-gradation. “These positive steps are taken for strengthening domestic and international cricket in Afghanistan.” Said Head of development Mr. Dawood Babar. Afghanistan Cricket Board is opening Shpageenza Cricket Leagues on November 2, 2015 in Alkozay Kabul International Cricket Stadium Kabul. Afghanistan’s national and International play [Read More]


People with Disabilities Cricket Team Beats Bangladesh
  • September 7, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

People with Disabilities Cricket Team Beats Bangladesh

Afghanistan national team of people with disabilities beat the host nation Bangladesh in the ongoing ICRC people with disabilities tournament. Bangladesh people with disabilities tournament won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 119/6 in 20 overs. Mohammadullah and Abdullah took two wickets each while Tufail and Shireen added one wicket each into their tally. Afghanistan managed to chase down the given target in the final over of [Read More]


ACC Champion National U-19 Team Arrives Back Home
  • September 6, 2015
  • International Cricket News

ACC Champion National U-19 Team Arrives Back Home

Afghanistan national Under 19 (U-19) team arrives back after defending the Asian Premiere League championship in Malaysia. Welcome ceremony organized for the U-19 team in Kabul on September 6, 2015. Member of Afghanistan parliament, National and domestic players, cricket board employees and members of parliament participated in the welcome ceremony. “Under 19 team played very well and their stupendous performance will continue” Haji Azizull [Read More]


Afghanistan U-19s Defends its Championship at Asian Premiere League
  • September 3, 2015
  • International Cricket News

Afghanistan U-19s Defends its Championship at Asian Premiere League

Afghanistan U-19s successfully defended its title in the Asian Premiere League games and earned the championship once again. The Asian Premiere League began on 28th August in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur and ended on 3rd September. The defending champion Afghanistan beat all opposite teams easily and remained the champion. Today, Afghanistan played its final match against the host Malaysia. Malaysia won the toss and elected [Read More]


Afghanistan U-19 Earns 4th Consecutive Victory in the ACC Premiere League
  • September 1, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

Afghanistan U-19 Earns 4th Consecutive Victory in the ACC Premiere League

Afghanistan U-19 beat Saudi Arabia U-19 in the Asian premiere league. This is 4th consecutive victory of Afghanistan. Saudi Arabia won the toss and elected to bat first. Saudi Arabia lost their all wickets in 39 overs scoring 158 runs. Muslim Musa took 4 wickets; Ziaurahman removed three opponent batsmen while Rasheed Khan added two wickets into his tally. Afghanistan U-19 chased down the target down after losing two wicke [Read More]


Afghanistan U-19 Beats UAE U-19 by 10 Wickets
  • August 31, 2015
  • International Cricket News

Afghanistan U-19 Beats UAE U-19 by 10 Wickets

Afghanistan U-19 beat UAE U-19 by 10 wickets in the Asian Premiere League. United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to bat first. United Arab Emirates could not resist well against the Afghan bowling attack and got all out after scoring 88 runs. Tariq Khan got 5 wickets while Zia-ur-Rahman and Rasheed Khan added 2 wickets each into their tally. Afghanistan U-19 chased down the target quiet easily in 13th over of the innings without losing any wic [Read More]


Afghanistan Earns Second Victory in Asian Premiere League
  • August 30, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

Afghanistan Earns Second Victory in Asian Premiere League

Afghanistan U-19 earned a huge victory against Nepal in the Asian Premiere League. Nepal won the toss and elected to bat first. Nepal scored 123 in 48 overs and set a target of 124 to Afghanistan. Ziaurahman and Parviz Malikzai took 3 wickets each while Naveen-ul-Haq and Karim Jannat added 1 wicket each into their tally. Afghanistan U-19 chased the target easily in 25th over of the match without losing any wicket. This is second consecutive vic [Read More]


ACB Chairman and CEO Meets BCCI General Secretary
  • August 30, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

ACB Chairman and CEO Meets BCCI General Secretary

Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman, Nasimullah Danish and Chief Executive Officer had a meeting with the General Secretary of The Board of Control for Cricket in India, Anurag Takor. They discussed various issues regarding Cricket in the meeting. The chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board Nasimullah Danish said; “We are committed towards our promises regarding Cricket development in Afghanistan. We want to have the support of our friend count [Read More]


Afghanistan U-19 Starts Journey with Victory
  • August 28, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

Afghanistan U-19 Starts Journey with Victory

Afghanistan beat Kuwait easily in their first match by eight wickets. Kuwait won the toss and elected to bowl first. Kuwait scored 104 runs losing their all wickets and set the target of 105 runs in 50 overs to Afghanistan. Muslim Musa was the top bowler dismissing 3 opponent players Karim Janta and Ziaurahman got 2 wickets each. Afghanistan chased the target in 16th over by losing two wickets. Hazratullah Zazai was the top scorer with 47 runs. Muslim [Read More]


Afghanistan U-19 Departs to Malaysia
  • August 25, 2015
  • International Cricket News

Afghanistan U-19 Departs to Malaysia

Afghanistan Cricket Board held a conference ahead national under-19 departure to Malaysia. The team will participate in Asia Premiere League. The games are held in Kulalampur of Malaysia. Afghanistan, Malaysia, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are participating in the games. The tournament will start on 28th August and end on 3rd September. Afghanistan Cricket Board has arranged training camps for the U-19 team and the team is well prepared [Read More]


Afghanistan “A” Team Reach Back Home
  • August 23, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

Afghanistan “A” Team Reach Back Home

Afghanistan “A” Team Reach Back Home Afghanistan “A” reached back home after playing two 4-day and four one day games arranged by Afghanistan Cricket Board in Sri Lanka. Afghanistan “A” won both 4-day games and two one day games. One of the one day games ended without any result while the final match was won by Sri Lanka Development second XI. CEO Afghanistan Cricket Board Shafiqullah Stanikzai, Technical vice chairman [Read More]


  The Message of Afghanistan Cricket Board Chairman Regarding Independence Day
  • August 18, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

The Message of Afghanistan Cricket Board Chairman Regarding Independence Day

Independence is the basic right of every human being. Life without independence has no colors and development is impossible without living in an independent atmosphere. We are independent nation and each person of the nation has the sense of independence in its blood. Life without independence is meaningless.  Our history is full of prides for us. Our ancestors have done their best for maintaining independence which is [Read More]


The Message of Chief Executive Office Afghanistan Cricket Board regarding Independence Day
  • August 18, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

The Message of Chief Executive Office Afghanistan Cricket Board regarding Independence Day

Independence is the real meaning of life. Living in an independent country with pride adds beauty to life. We are a proud nation to have the reward of independence. Our ancestors have provided the proud to us to live in the independent country by sacrificing lots of lives. Those ancestors have given us the proud with their great bravery. We are living in a independent homeland because these sacrifices. We w [Read More]


Raza Khan named as
  • August 17, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Javed Hamim Kakar

Raza Khan named as "Baba of Cricket"

Raza Khan, who has been conferred with the title of Cricket Baba by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), said he has indebted thousands of Afghans because he used to travel to many countries to watch his national cricket team’s matches abroad. Hailing from the Samkani district of southeastern Paktia province, Raza Khan has been living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he worked as daily wage labor. Khan never missed a chance to watch cricket match [Read More]


UNICEF and Afghanistan Cricket Board team up for Child Rights
  • August 16, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

UNICEF and Afghanistan Cricket Board team up for Child Rights

Cricketers will campaign to eliminate polio from Afghanistan  KABUL, 16 August 2015 – The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and UNICEF Afghanistan today signed a Programme Cooperation Agreement to work together to eradicate polio in this country. Through this partnership, UNICEF and the ACB will collaborate on campaigns and initiatives to raise awareness of the importance of polio vaccination as well as promote health educatio [Read More]


Afghanistan Cricket Chairman Visits Khost Province
  • August 13, 2015
  • International Cricket News

Afghanistan Cricket Chairman Visits Khost Province

 Chairman Afghanistan Cricket Board Mr. Nasimullah Danish has visited Khost province regarding Cricket activities in the province. During this visit he has done activities described in the report below:Visiting Khost National Cricket Ground: The chairman visited the national Cricket ground at Khost. He met the engineers and advised them for improving the quality. Meeting Governor of Khost: Chairman had a meeting with the governor of Khost pr [Read More]


Afghanistan A Beats Sri Lanka Development XI
  • August 13, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

Afghanistan A Beats Sri Lanka Development XI

Afghanistan A beat the host team Sri Lanka Development XI in the first one day match. Sri Lanka Development XI won the toss and elected to bat first. Despite from having a good start they scored 240 runs losing all wickets. Hamza Hotak was the leading bowler getting six wickets of the opposite side. Hashmat Shahidi took two wickets while one wicket was taken by Fareed Malik. Afghanistan did not have a good start losing its first in the opening of [Read More]


Afghanistan National A Beats Sri Lanka Development XI
  • August 5, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Aziz Gharwal

Afghanistan National A Beats Sri Lanka Development XI

Afghanistan National A team won its first 4 day match from Sri Lanka Development squad with a difference of 69 runs. Sri Lanka Development team captain won the toss and elected to field first. Afghanistan National A team scored 158 in the first innings where Sri Lankan Development squad lead by 126 runs with scoring 284 runs in their first innings. In the second innings, Afghanistan National A team scored 412 with 113 of Najib Zadran and [Read More]


ACB to Hire a New Head Coach
  • August 5, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Naveed Yousafzai

ACB to Hire a New Head Coach

The Afghanistan Cricket Board will be hiring new Head coach for the National cricket team. The decision is made due to the contract expiration with former Head Coach, Andrew Moles and the national team expertise requiring a coach with broader experiences in cricket technicalities. Andrew Moles performed best and ensure Afghan National Players are properly trained in cricket, said Naimullah Danish, Chairman Afghanistan Cricket Board. Danish appreciated the dedication a [Read More]


ODI fund planned to help Associate nations
  • August 3, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Courtesy ESPNCricinfo

ODI fund planned to help Associate nations

 ICC chief executive David Richardson has said that profitability of fixtures for broadcasters has been a stumbling block for getting top Associates Ireland and Afghanistan fixtures since their inclusion in the ICC ODI rankings table earlier this year. However, he said that the possible creation of an ODI facilitation fund could help alleviate these obstacles. "It's a fact that even matches between the lower-ranked Full Members, like Zimba [Read More]


National Team Arrived with a Warm Welcome
  • July 29, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

National Team Arrived with a Warm Welcome

Afghanistan national Cricket team reached home country safely after qualifying to ICC Twenty20 world cup 2016 in India. Chief Executive of Afghanistan Cricket Board Mr. Shafiqullah Stanikzai, the deputy of public awareness and relations Mr. Faridoon Alham at president house, Ministry of culture and information Deputy for youth affairs, Mr. Kamal Sadaat members of parliament, officials of the Hamid Karzai international airport Afghanistan Cricket Board employee [Read More]


Afghanistan Urges Another Victory by Beating the Host Nation
  • July 12, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

Afghanistan Urges Another Victory by Beating the Host Nation

Afghanistan registered its third consecutive victory by beating the host nation Scotland. Afghan captain Asghar Stanikzai won the toss and elected to bat first. Afghanistan set the target of 211 runs to the opposite team. Shahzad Mohammadi scored another entertaining 75 runs innings, Najib Zadran scored 37, Asghar 34 and Nabi scored unbeaten 33. Scotland could not chase the target and lost their all wickets after 173 in 19.2 overs. Capt [Read More]


Afghanistan Registers Second Victory
  • July 10, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

Afghanistan Registers Second Victory

Afghanistan beat UAE in their second match of ICC T20 qualifier tournament. United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 164/6 in 20 overs. Mohammad Shahazad was the leading scorer with 43 runs. Mirwais Ashraf and Hamid Hassan took 2 wickets each. Afghanistan chased the target in the 18th over of the match. Shahzad scored an entertaining 37 ball 74 runs. The skipper Asghar Stanikzai scored 44 not out while Samiullah Shenwari scored u [Read More]


Afghanistan Starts with Victory
  • July 9, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

Afghanistan Starts with Victory

Afghanistan beat Netherlands in its first official match of ICC T20 qualifiers. The Dutch captain won the toss and elected to bowl first. Afghanistan set the target of 163 runs to the opposite team. Samiullah Shinwari was the leading scorer with 44 while Mohammad Nabi and Najib Zadran scored 33 runs each. Netherlands could not reach the target and lost all wickets. They scored 130 and lost the match by 32 runs. Sharafuding Ashraf and Dawlat Zadran got 3 wickets eac [Read More]


Afghanistan Beats Jersey
  • July 8, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

Afghanistan Beats Jersey

Afghanistan beat jersey in the first warm up match of ICC T20 qualifier games. Jersey won the toss and elected to bat first. They lost their all wickets scoring 46 runs. Mohammad Nabi and Mirwais Ahsraf took 3 wickets each while Shapoor Zadran two wickets. Aftab Alam and Dawlat Zadran got 1 wicket each.Afghanistan chased the target in the 8th over after losing two wickets. Nawroz Managal scored unbeaten 16 while Samiullah Shinwari scored unbeaten 14.CEO, Afghanistan Cricket Bo [Read More]


Unity Will Lead Us Towards Success
  • July 5, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

Unity Will Lead Us Towards Success

Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman Nasimullah said; “Unity is the key towards success and leads us towards solving the problems for getting closer to our destination. We are working for the development of Cricket in Afghanistan on the basis of our professional working team and talent. We are quiet hopeful that we will achieve our goals through our commitment and hard work.” An Iftar party was arranged by ACB for the employees of the organization for [Read More]


Squads confirmed for ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015
  • June 30, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Courtesy ICC Website

Squads confirmed for ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015

The top six sides from the 18-day tournament will join the 10 Full Members for the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016.  Squads confirmed for ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015. Ireland will once more by led by influential captain William Porterfield, who is the second leading run scorer in the competition’s history.  Rival host captain Mommsen and Porterfield excited about tournament as preparations intensify ahead of the ICC World Twent [Read More]


Afghanistan National Team Heading Towards ICC T20 Qualifier
  • June 26, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

Afghanistan National Team Heading Towards ICC T20 Qualifier

Afghanistan National team is leaving for England for playing ICC T20 qualifier round. The ICC T20 qualifier round will start on 9th July, 2015. A total number of fourteen (14) teams will participate in the games hosted by Scotland and Ireland. Afghanistan national team will leave from Kabul to the host country today. Afghanistan Cricket Board held a conference at the conference hall of ACB regarding the plans and preparations of the nati [Read More]


Hamid Hassan to join team on 4th of July
  • June 26, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

Hamid Hassan to join team on 4th of July

National player Hameed Hassan got injured during ICC Cricket world cup 2015 while playing against England. He got fit after sometime but found some groin pain in his leg due to he was immediately sent to India for treatment. Currently he is under treatment in India. Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman, Nasimullah Danish said that he is recovering fast and will join the team on 4th of July. Danish add that Fareed Malik is with the team as replacement of Hame [Read More]


BCCI willing to help Afghanistan
  • June 24, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • ESPNCricinfo Staff

BCCI willing to help Afghanistan

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur has said that the Indian board is willing to extend all kinds of help to Afghanistan, who want to use an Indian venue to play their matches. "Afghanistan Cricket Board has requested BCCI that they want to come and play here, use the infrastructure and also to have one venue as the Afghan venue," Thakur told PTI. "Their board has requested to create one centre in India which can be dedicated to Afghanistan cricket. " [Read More]


Afghanistan Cricket Board Singed Agreement with 1 Television
  • June 16, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

Afghanistan Cricket Board Singed Agreement with 1 Television

1 Television is one of the leading television stations in Afghanistan signed three years agreement with Afghanistan Cricket Board for live broadcasting of Shpageeza Tournament, starting from September 2015.The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Afghanistan Cricket Board Mr. Shafiqullah Stanikzai said, “The agreement is very positive step towards positive development of Cricket in Afghanistan.”He added through 1 TV cricket will be r [Read More]


From Moseley to Afghanistan: Andy Moles' dangerous cricketing journey
  • June 15, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • BBC Sport

From Moseley to Afghanistan: Andy Moles' dangerous cricketing journey

Warwickshire opening batsman Andy Moles once faced firepower on the cricket field in a career that began with club side Moseley and stretched to 211 first-class matches, 13,316 runs, 22 centuries and a good collection of winners' medals, having been a key part of the Bears' treble-winning team in 1994. Now Solihull-born Moles faces other dangers as Afghanistan coach, trying to help the development of cricket in his adopted [Read More]


Afghans Find Passion in Cricket World Cup
  • June 14, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • WILL DAVIES

Afghans Find Passion in Cricket World Cup

CANBERRA, Australia—Wednesday is a proud day for Afghanistan as the country makes its first appearance in the Cricket World Cup. The rise of Afghan cricket is astonishing. Two decades ago, the sport was virtually unknown to Afghans. But in the midst of war, a love of cricket somehow developed. A governing body was formed. Now, 11 Afghan men will don the blue national team jersey and step out on the Manuka Oval in Canberra in front of a capacity crow [Read More]


Meeting with BCCI General Secretary
  • June 10, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Dareez

Meeting with BCCI General Secretary

The CEO of Afghanistan Cricket Board Mr. Shafiqullah Stanikzai attended two-day Annual Grand meeting of Asian Cricket Council. The development activities in the Asian country were brought under discussion in the meeting which was held in Malaysia. Rather than participating in the meeting, he also had a useful meeting with Mr. Anurag Takur the general secretary of Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI). During the meeting the Afghan side gave suggestions r [Read More]


ACB Archive Inauguration
  • June 10, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Dareez

ACB Archive Inauguration

Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman Mr. Nasimullah Danish and other officials inaugurated the archive of Afghanistan Cricket Board. All audio visual materials regarding the achievements of Afghanistan national Cricket teams are placed in the archive. The archive will be enriched with more materials within passage of time. The media correspondents mentioned this a fundamental activity and congratulated Afghanistan Cricket Board administration for the achievement. [Read More]


Ten Year Sponsorship Contract Signed between ACB and AGC
  • May 18, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Dareez

Ten Year Sponsorship Contract Signed between ACB and AGC

An annual 1.3 million worth sponsorship agreement has been signed between Afghanistan Cricket Board and Alokozay Group of Companies at the Afghanistan Cricket Board. The CEO of Afghanistan Cricket Board Shafiqullah Stanikzai, Sales and Marketing manager of Alokozay Group of Companies Mirwais Syal, the deputy CEO Afghanistan Cricket Board Dost Mohammad Nazari, the Human Resources manager of AGC Niamatullah Babakar, the employees of ACB and AGZ al [Read More]


Team Announced for I-Cup
  • May 13, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Dareez

Team Announced for I-Cup

Afghanistan national team will play its first match against Scotland during ICC intercontinental cup games. This match will be played from June 2nd to June 5th in Scotland. For better preparation of the match Afghanistan Cricket Board held a training camp at Ghazi Amanullah Khan International Cricket Stadium and Kabul in-door cricket academy. The final squad was selected from the players participated in the training camps. For getting familiar with the conditions; trainin [Read More]


First Annual General Meeting Held
  • May 6, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Dareez

First Annual General Meeting Held

The first Annual General Meeting of Afghanistan Cricket Board members held today at Kabul Serena hotel . All members of the Cricket board, each, the Minister of Finance Mr. Eklil Hakimi, the minister of Urban development;Mr. Sayed Sadat Naderi, the Legal Adviser to the president; Mr. Mohammad Ali Mohammadi, Mr. Hikmat Khalil Karzai, Deputy Minister Foreign Affairs; Mr. Faridoon Alham, Deputy Director General of Administrative Affairs Department on Public Awareness; M [Read More]


New Members Afghanistan Cricket Board Assigned
  • April 27, 2015
  • International Cricket News

New Members Afghanistan Cricket Board Assigned

Decree of The President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on the appointment of new ACB Board MembersFor the sake of empowerment and development of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB); and with the aim of expanding sports spirit and positive competition among the youth; and based on Paragraph No. 13 of Article No. 64 of Afghanistan Constitution; the following people are approved as Board Members for the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB): 1.  Ekli [Read More]


Asghar Stanikzai named as Captain
  • April 23, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Dareez

Asghar Stanikzai named as Captain

Experienced and classy batsman Asghar Stanikzai is appointed as the news captain of Afghanistan national team. His appointment was announced by the chief selection Dawlat Ahmadzai. The opening speech was delivered by Shafiqullah Stanikzai, CEO Afghanistan Cricket Board. First of all, he talked about the achievements and captaincy of Mohammd Nabi Eisakhel. He said that Nabi is a great player the reason behind the resignation of Mohammad Nabi was lack of his indivi [Read More]


Captain Mohammad Nabi Eisakhel resign
  • April 20, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Dareez

Captain Mohammad Nabi Eisakhel resign

Afghanistan national team captain Mohammad Nabi Eisakhel resigned from his job during a press conference held at Afghanistan Cricket Board. Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman Nasimullah Danish, vice chairman Azizullah Fazli, Captain Mohammad Nabi, national players and Cricket Board employees along with correspondents from media participated in the conference. Eisakhel thanked Cricket Board for supporting him as a captain; he said that he had several achieveme [Read More]


Afghanistan WC team arrives back home
  • March 17, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Dareez

Afghanistan WC team arrives back home

A large number of fans were present at Hamid Karzai international Airport along with Chairman Nasimullah Danish, ACB staff and members of parliament for welcoming the national team. Chairman Nasimullah Danish said that participating in the WC is a huge proud for Afghanistan. Especially; the first victory in the debut world cup for Afghanistan is a big achievement, it is a landmark that many teams could not pass playing the first world cup. We observed and mon [Read More]


Afghanistan earns its first World Cup Victory
  • February 28, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Aziz Gharwal

Afghanistan earns its first World Cup Victory

The match was played at Dunedin, New Zealand where Afghan captain won the toss and elected to bowl first. Scotland scored 210 losing their all wickets. Shahpoor Zadran got 4 and Dawlat Zadran got 3 wickets during the innings. Afghanistan reached the target by losing 9 wickets. Samiullah Shenwari was the top scorer with 96 runs while Javed Ahmad scored 51 runs. Samiullah was named player of the match. Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman Nasimullah Danish con [Read More]


Government Chief Execuitve Meets the National Team
  • February 1, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Aziz Gharwal

Government Chief Execuitve Meets the National Team

Chief Executive of Afghan government said good bye to the national Cricket team participating in the ICC Cricket World cup 2015. The CEO of the government has presented his best wished during the meeting with the delegation from Afghanistan Cricket Board and the national team. He motivated the team that the national unity government supports the Cricket team fully and he is hopeful for the best performance. The meeting was held at Sapedar palace where [Read More]


15-Member Squad Announced for WC
  • February 1, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi Dareez

15-Member Squad Announced for WC

Keeping in view the numerous parameters to choosing the best players for the Afghanistan National Team representing at the ICC World Cup 2015, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced the final list of 15-player squad with 4 reserved players on Monday afternoon. The selection committee took two days to analyze, assess and observe each player’s performance, skills and vision. The decision was taken based on the overall evaluation. Member of the selection com [Read More]


New Leadership at ACB
  • February 1, 2015
  • International Cricket News
  • Abdul Hadi

New Leadership at ACB

Nasimullah Danish started his work as the new chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board while Shafiqullah Stanikzai is announced the new chief executive officer. The new leadership was hired by pattern in chief of the Board Dr. Ashraf Ghani for better preparation of national for the ICC world cup 2015. Afghanistan will play its first match on February, 18 in Canberra. Danish replaces Shahzada Masood who served as the chairman of the board since October, 2012 while Shafiqullah Stanikz [Read More]


Afghanistan Could be Playing Test Cricket in 2018 – ICC Decision
  • February 1, 2015
  • International Cricket News

Afghanistan Could be Playing Test Cricket in 2018 – ICC Decision

Last week the ICC Board made a decision which could see Afghanistan playing Test Cricket in 2018. The ICC Board approved the introduction of an ICC Test Challenge which will take place every four years between the lowest ranked Test team and the winner of the ICC Intercontinental Cup. The proposal is that the 10th ranked side on the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings on 31 December 2017, or at the conclusion of any series in progress [Read More]


CRICKET WORLD PLAYER OF THE WEEK - DAWLAT ZADRAN
  • November 2, 2005
  • International Cricket News
  • Cricket World

CRICKET WORLD PLAYER OF THE WEEK - DAWLAT ZADRAN

For his impressive performances with the ball in the Twenty20 International series against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, Afghanistan's Dawlat Zadran is the Cricket World Player of the Week.In the first Twenty20 International against Zimbabwe, Zadran produced a fine display of death bowling restricting Zimbabwe to 153 for five in 20 overs.At one stage Zimbabwe were going strong at 100 for naught but Zadran removed Sean Williams, Chamu Chibhabha and Craig Er [Read More]

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