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newscricket6 days ago

ACB is powerless to change the culture and religious environment of Afghanistan, states CEO Hamid Shinwari

Afghanistan Cricket Board CEO Hamid Shinwari has said in an official statement that the board is powerless to change the culture and religious environment in Afghanistan. The statement comes in reaction to Cricket Australia considering scrapping the one-off Test between the two sides in November.
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newscricket7 days ago

T20 WC 2021 | Afghanistan’s T20 World Cup participation could be jeopardy, suggests Tim Paine

Australia Test captain Tim Paine suggested that teams might refuse to play against Afghanistan in the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman, owing to Taliban’s recent takeover of the country. Paine was also highly supportive of CA’s consideration of cancelling the Hobart Test.
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newscricket7 days ago

T20 WC 2021 | Rashid Khan steps down as Afghanistan Captain after the T20 World Cup squad selection

Minutes after announcing the squad for the ICC T20 World Cup, Rashid Khan decided to step down as Afghanistan captain. His tweet, on Thursday, revealed that the ACB and selection committee did not obtain his consent in selecting the players for the tournament which starts on October 17.
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newscricket8 days ago

Cricket Australia may cancel Afghanistan Test over women's exclusion from cricket

Cricket Australia may cancel their one-off Test match against Afghanistan, to be played from November 27 at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, if the Taliban doesn’t change its stance on women’s cricket in Afghanistan. CA has always been firm in its sport for all stance and the growth of women’s cricket.
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newscricket9 days ago

Cricket Australia still unclear on Afghanistan Test following Taliban takeover

Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley has said that discussions will continue with government and ICC officials over Australia hosting Afghanistan in a Test match in Hobart later this year. The “extremely challenging and complex situation” arises after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
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newscricket12 days ago

Afghanistan planning to host Australia and West Indies for T20I tri-series, says ACB CEO Hamid Shinwari

Amid Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, ACB CEO Hamid Shinwari has said that the board is hopeful of hosting West Indies and Australia for a T20I tri-series. He added that the Afghanistan Cricket Board is planning to conduct the series either in Qatar or UAE ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
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newscricket20 days ago

Afghanistan Cricket Board looking to hold camp in Qatar or Abu Dhabi ahead of T20 World Cup

ACB CEO, Hamid Shinwari, stated that the board is looking to hold camp either in Abu Dhabi or Qatar, ahead of the T20 WC which is scheduled to begin from October 17. He added that the board is hopeful of playing a tri-series with Australia and West Indies before the marquee event.
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newscricket24 days ago

AFG vs PAK | 3-match ODI series postponed due to disruption of flight operations in Kabul, mental health issues

The PCB on Tuesday confirmed that their team's 3-match ODI series against Afghanistan has been postponed keeping in mind the disruption of flight operations after Taliban takeover in Kabul and mental health of players among other issues. PCB added that the series will now be planned for 2022.
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newscricket25 days ago

Azizullah Fazli reappointed as Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman

Afghanistan Cricket Board, on Sunday, reappointed Azizullah Fazli as the Chairman of the board, replacing Farhan Yousufzai. Earlier, Fazli served one term as the ACB chairman, from September 2018 to July 2019, and was replaced after Afghanistan finished at the bottom-place in the World Cup 2019.
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newscricketa month ago

Afghanistan appoint Avishka Gunawardene as batting coach for Pakistan ODIs

The ACB have appointed former Sri Lankan batter Avishka Gunawardene as the batting coach for the upcoming ODIs against Pakistan. This will mark his return to cricket after he was cleared of corruption charges related to allegedly breaching an anti-corruption code at the T10 Tournament in 2017.
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