Afghanistan Cricket

It's a tough job, will try my best: Mohammad Nabi on leading Afghans in T20 WC

Mohammad Nabi was named captain of the final Afghan squad on October 10 after star all-rounder Rashid Khan declined the role alleging that he was not consulted while selecting the team.

published on : 15th October 2021

No threat to Afghanistan's participation in the T20 World Cup, ICC acting CEO confirms

There were reports that ICC might forbid Afghanistan from participating in the showpiece event if the team decides to play under the Taliban flag amid the ongoing turmoil in the country.

published on : 10th October 2021

Andy Flower appointed Afghanistan's consultant for T20 World Cup

Flower has worked with England and also had multiple coaching stints in various franchises and T20 leagues around the world, including IPL, CPL, PSL, and The Hundred.

published on : 9th October 2021

Cricket Australia to announce indefinite postponement of one-off Test against Afghanistan: official

The one-off Test was originally scheduled in 2020 but was postponed to November 27 this year because of COVID-19.

published on : 29th September 2021

With "Haqqani network influence" on cricket, can ICC Board allow Afghanistan to play T20 World Cup?

Afghanistan Cricket Board Executive Director Hamid Shinwari has recently been replaced by one Naseebullah Haqqani.

published on : 22nd September 2021

Edited recordings of IPL matches in Afghanistan?

A day after reports emerged that IPL would not be aired live because of women-watching matches and presence of cheerleaders, ACB chairman said no such directive has been issued from the Taliban govt

published on : 22nd September 2021

Taliban fires director of Afghanistan cricket board Hamid Shinwari

It isn't clear if the new Afghanistan Cricket Board chief is a relative of Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is sought by the FBI for questioning in connection with several high profile attacks.

published on : 21st September 2021

Don't boycott men's team: Former Afghanistan women's cricket director Tuba Sangar

Tuba Sangar, who fled the country for Canada shortly after the fall of the country to the hardline Islamist group, warned that sports sanctions would damage the game at the grassroots.

published on : 15th September 2021

Former Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan slams Australia's Tim Paine for boycott comments

Former Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan has slammed Australia's Test skipper Tim Paine for his comments.

published on : 12th September 2021

'Women can be allowed to play', says Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman

His comments appear to contradict the deputy head of the Taliban's cultural commission Ahmadullah Wasiq who said that it was 'not necessary' for women to play sport.

published on : 11th September 2021

Afghan Cricket team has good chance of competing in T20 World Cup, believes ACB acting chairman

With the new regime, Taliban, banning women from playing sports, Cricket Australia has already said that the one-off Test against Afghanistan will be scrapped.

published on : 10th September 2021

Do not penalise us for our cultural and religious environment: ACB CEO to Cricket Australia

Soon after forming an interim government, the Taliban banned women from playing cricket or any others sports, casting doubts over Afghanistan men's team Test status.

published on : 10th September 2021

Mohammad Nabi to be Afghan men's team captain for T20 World Cup after Rashid Khan steps down

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is yet to officially announce Nabi's appointment as captain but the 36-year-old all-rounder tweeted that he has been chosen to lead the team.

published on : 10th September 2021

Looks impossible for Afghanistan to play in T20 World Cup: Tim Paine

Paine's comment comes on the back of the Taliban's ban on women's sport in Afghanistan and Cricket Australia's subsequent decision to scrap the test match against Afghan men due in November.

published on : 10th September 2021

Afghanistan female cricketer dejected by lack of support from ICC

Roya Samim, a female cricketer from Afghanistan, has expressed dejection over lack of support for women cricketers in Afghanistan from the ICC.

published on : 1st September 2021
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