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Construction work of Kandahar’s cricket stadium kicks off

The construction work of Kandahar cricket stadium was officially inaugurated on Monday with financial collaboration from the government of India. The Indian government had approved the construction of the stadium in mid-2014 at a cost of USD 1mn. “Excellency, in

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Afghan Cricket Board receives USD 21,000 from Australia

Australia assisted the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) with USD 21,000 cash on Tuesday. The check was handed over to ACB deputy chief executive officer Dost Mohammad Nazari by Australian Ambassador in Kabul Matt Anderson at a ceremony in Australian Embassy.

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Afghanistan’s first victory in Cricket World Cup 2015

Afghanistan had its first victory in the 2015 Cricket World Cup, beating Scotland by 1 wicket. Scotland set a target of 210 in 50 overs with all wickets out for Afghanistan to chase Afghanistan lost five wickets very early in

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Afghanistan wins by 2 wickets against UAE in 3rd ODI

Chasing 274, Afghanistan wins in the 3rd One Day International against United Arab Emirates (UAE). The all-rounder Mirwais Ashraf propelled Afghanistan to victory by scoring a six when Afghanistan needed four runs to win with three balls left and two

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Cricket stadium to be built in Faizabad

A cricket stadium would be constructed in fifth municipality district of the provincial capital of Badakhshan, Faizabad. Costing USD 50,000, the project would be funded by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB). Many Badakhshan youths have turned to cricket for leisure

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Afghanistan wins by 54 runs againt Pakistan in a friendly match

By Ahmadshah Ghanizada: The Afghanistan-A national cricket team defeated Pakistan-A cricket team by 54 runs during a 15 over friendly match on Saturday. Afghanistan team chose to bat first after winning the toss, setting a target of 155 runs from

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11th cricket academy established in Afghanistan

The 11th Afghan cricket academy was established in Helmand with a cost of 800,000 AFN provided by the country’s cricket board. In an attempt to promote and institutionalize cricket in the country, officials of the cricket board are seeking to

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Khost to have its first cricket stadium

With financial collaboration from the German government, a cricket stadium is going to be established in eastern Khost province at a total cost of 800,000 Euros. An agreement to that effect was signed by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and

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India grants USD 1mn for construction of a cricket stadium in Afghanistan

India approved to grant USD 1mn to build a cricket stadium in southern province of Kandahar. The stadium is set to come up in Aino Mina on land donated to the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) in 2012. “The construction of

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Sri Lanka books spot in Asia Cup final after defeating Afghanistan by 129 runs

Sri Lanka cruises to the final of cricket’s Asia Cup after sweeping a 129-run victory over Afghanistan in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Afghanistan had to chase down a total of 254 but lost its star batsman Mohammad Shahzad in the second over.

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Afghanistan scores a historic 32-run win over Bangladesh

Afghanistan registered its first win against Test-playing nation by beating Bangladesh by 32 runs in the Asia Cup 2014. Afghanistan’s Asghar Stanekzai smashed an unbeaten 90 and Samiullah Shenwari made 81 to steer Afghanistan to 254-6 in the match against

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Afghanistan Cricket Continues to Achieve

The Asian Cricket Council recently announced the winners of the Asia Region winners of the Pepsi ICC Development Program Annual Awards. The Afghanistan Cricket Board has taken out two of the regional awards: the Best Overall Cricket Development Program and

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Afghanistan to participate in the Asia Cup 2014

Afghanistan will join India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the 50 over tournament of Asia Cup 2014. The decision comes as a result of meetings between Afghanistan Cricket Board management and the cricket boards of India (BCCI) and Sri

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Afghanistan beats Nepal in a 7 over contest for ICC T20 Qualifier

Afghanistan won against Nepal by nine wickets in the ICC World Twenty 20 Qualifier match played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in UAE on Friday. Due to the wet outfield the match was delayed and reduced to 7 overs a

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Afghanistan qualifies for 2015 Cricket World Cup after defeating Kenya

The Afghan National Cricket Team qualified for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, after defeating Kenya in the last match of the World Cup qualifying round held in Sharjah on Friday. Afghanistan created history by qualifying for the World Cup. The

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Afghanistan brings itself a step closer to World Cup after beating Kenya

After winning the toss in Wednesday’s match, Kenya elected to bat first. Kenyan batsmen lost all their wickets and scored 89 in 36.5 overs, which Afghan batsmen successfully chased in 17.5 overs. Afghan fast bowler Hamid Hassan managed to take

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Afghanistan loses to Pakistan in Asian Cricket Council Cup

The Pakistan cricket team beat Afghanistan by two wickets in a low-scoring Group A match at the Asian Cricket Council’s Emerging Teams Cup (ACCETC) in Singapore on Monday. Before suffering the loss to Pakistan, the Afghan cricket team had defeated

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Afghanistan beats Namibia at the ICC World League Championship

The Afghan national cricket team won its third contest against the Namibian national team at the ICC World League Championship held in Namibia on Sunday. Namibia batted first and managed to put up a total of 194 runs in 46

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Afghanistan beats Namibia in cricket Intercontinental Cup Match

On Tuesday, Afghanistan’s cricket team beat Namibia in the Intercontinental Cup tournament held in Namibia. In the first match, Namibia batted first and scored a total of 190 runs. The Namibian team failed to put up a decent total as

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Afghanistan Under-19 cricket team in the final of ACC Elite Cup

Afghanistan under-19 cricket team has made it to the final of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) trophy. The team has also qualified for the Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2014. The ACC Under-19 Cup, formerly Youth Asia Cup, is a regular

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Afghan Cricket Board Allocated $422000 by ICC for Assistance

Afghanistan’s Cricket Board has been allocated US$422,000 from the ICC’s targeted assistance and performance programme. The world governing body of cricket approved the grant at its ICC Development International board meeting, which concluded Wednesday in Dubai. The funding for the

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Afghanistan sign up to Pakistan support

Afghanistan have received a boost after a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the development of Afghanistan cricket ahead of the 2015 World Cup. The PCB will

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Shahzad, bowlers lead Afghanistan to win

Afghanistan began their series against Scotland with a comfortable win in the first of two Twenty20 internationals in Sharjah. Mohammad Shahzad hit a fifty to lead Afghanistan to 132 and their bowlers tied Scotland down in the chase. Afghanistan were

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Afghanistan Crushes Combined Pakistan Team in Cricket ODI

Afghanistan’s cricket team soundly defeated a combined Pakistan cricket team Wednesday in the first of six planned matches for the Afghans on a conditioning tour of neighboring Pakistan. The hosts bat first at the Niaz Stadium in Hyderabad but set

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Afghan cricketer to play for Bangladeshi club

Afghanistan’s top-notch cricketer Hamid Hassan is set to move to Bangladesh to play for the Barisal Burners club at the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) after signing a contract of USD 40,000. The right-arm fast bowler was the first Afghan to

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