05 December 2019

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Friday November 8, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan spinner Qais Ahmad has signed for Gloucestershire to play in next season’s Vitality Blast and six Specsavers County Championship games.
The 19-year-old leg-spinner made his Test debut in September but remains a relatively inexperienced performer, with just 12 first-class appearances under his belt as well as nine List A matches and 35 Twenty20s.
He has played for Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash as well as St Lucia Stars and Guyana Amazon Warriors in the CPL. The considerable excitement around the teenager was reflected in the recent draft for The Hundred, where Welsh Fire picked him up in the fourth round.
He has signed up for the entirety of the Vitality T20 Blast with Gloucs and will also be available for the final six games of the County Championship as his new side look to establish themselves in Division One following last season’s promotion.
“It is a great honor for me to join Gloucestershire after they had such a successful 2019,” said Qais.
“Having played T20 cricket around the world I have always wanted to play first class cricket in England to develop my red ball skills.”
Head coach Richard Dawson added: “I’m delighted that Qais has agreed to join us for next season as the club enters its first season in Division One since 2004.
“We had a very strong season in 2019 and Qais will help take us to the next level in both the long and short formats with his game-changing skills. He’s one of the most exciting young spinners in the world.”


Wednesday October 30, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national taekwondo team to participate in “China Open” competitions.
Mohammad Bashir Taraki coach of Afghanistan national taekwondo team said BNA reporter, China Open taekwondo competitions will started on 7th November 2019 in China.
Six Afghan taekwondo athletes by full preparedness to participate in the competitions, Taraki added.
Open China Taekwondo Competitions is valuable and taekwondo athletes from more than 50 countries to attend in the tournament, Taraki further added.
Any Afghan taekwondo athletes who won gold medal from these competitions find way to 2020 Tokyo Olympic tournament.

Monday, October 28, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan’s cricket team left for India on Sunday to play a full series against West Indies that will begin on November 6, the cricket board said.
The series will kick off with a three-match ODI series, followed by three T201s, before the tour concludes with a one-off Test.
According to cricket board, the ODI squad is: Rashid Khan ©, Asghar Afghan, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Javed Ahmadi, Afsar Zazai Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Ibrahim Zadran, Yamin Ahmadzai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ikram Alikhil, Mujeeb ur Rahman.
Meanwhile, the cricket boiard announced T201 squad that’s is : Rashid Khan ©, Asghar Afghan, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Gulbaddin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran , Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Yamin Ahmadzai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Sayed Ahmad Shirzad, Mujeeb ur Rahman.

Friday October 25, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan became the first overseas player picked for the inaugural ‘The Hundred’ competition next year, but Twenty20 stalwarts Chris Gayle and Lasith Malinga were among notable omissions in Sunday’s draft.
Rashid, the no. 1 Twenty20 bowler, was snared by Trent Rockets for the top price of £125,000.
Australian players dominated the first major player draft in British sport with batting mainstay Steve Smith and quick Mitchell Starc picked up by Welsh Fire for £125,000 each.
“It’s going to be exciting to be in the first ever hundred-ball comp,” Smith told Sky Sports via satellite link.
“I’m looking forward to joining the Welsh Fire, Jonny (Bairstow) and Starcy and the boys there - it looks a good squad that they’ve picked up so far so I’m looking forward to it.”
Team mate David Warner joined Southern Brave who also picked explosive West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell.
Australia’s limited overs captain Aaron Finch joined Northern Superchargers while team mate Glenn Maxwell was snared by London Spirit.
Apart from Rashid, other Afghan spinners in the tournament include Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Superchargers), Mohammad Nabi (Spirit) and Qais Ahmed (Welsh Fire).
West Indies opener Chris Gayle and Sri Lankan quick Malinga entered the draft as two of its most expensive players at £125,000 but neither could find a team.
The eight franchises were keen to recruit the Australian players who will be available for the entire duration of the 100-ball competition scheduled in July-August next year.

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