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Afghanistan make it three out of three

Afghanistan duly completed their clean sweep with a 75-run victory in the third and final match against the Netherlands at Doha’s Asian Town Stadium...

Gurbaz century sets up second Afghanistan victory

The second match of the Netherlands’ Super League series against Afghanistan largely followed the pattern of the first, but this time it was opener...

Afghanistan go one-up against battling Dutch in Doha

Short of match practice and missing nearly half a first-choice side, the Netherlands battled hard in difficult conditions in their Super League match in...

Under 19 World Cup Day 5 – Canada resist but PNG crumble

Afghanistan U19s (200 ao, Safi 62, Signi 4/18) beat Papua New Guinea U19s (65 ao, Oru 13, Naveed 3/14) by 135 runs Papua New Guinea’s...

Dutch to take on Afghanistan in Doha

The Afghanistan Cricket Board has announced that its three Super League ODIs against the Netherlands will be played at the Asian Town Cricket Stadium...

Five memorable Associate wins at the T20 World Cup

The seventh edition of the men’s T20 World Cup is finally upon us, with the much-awaited action set to get underway from 17th October....

Now is the time for the ICC to act on Afghanistan

The recent news that the CEO of the Afghanistan Cricket Board, Hamid Shinwari, had been summarily dismissed by the Taliban and replaced by Najeebullah...

Afghanistan and women’s cricket: can the world help?

Only the most heartless of us can have failed to be appalled by the scenes coming out of Afghanistan in recent weeks, or to...

Afghanistan: cricket must show moral leadership, not hollow posturing

There has been much consternation in the cricket world since Taliban spokesman Ahmadullah Wasiq told Australian broadcaster SBS last week that the militants, who...

“Cricket in Afghanistan will never die” says ex-ACB CEO Shafiq Stanikzai

Less than 10 days! That’s all it took for the Taliban to overpower the so-called Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) and capture Kabul....

Andy Moles on his Afghanistan coaching adventures

The Taliban, suicide bombings, daily security threats, leg amputation – these are just some of the many adversities that Andy Moles has had to...

Afghanistan proactive in approach, indefatigable in spirit

Test cricket is colourful yet always dressed in whites, but it is often the unexpected and unconventional that adds to the excitement. In the...

Zimbabwe cricket yearning for on field action

Zimbabwe's national cricket sides have been poised for lots of on field action in early 2021, though due to COVID-19, some international series have...

Rashid Khan: Doesn’t matter where I bat, I want to deliver for my team

Hey fellas, don't be jealous. When they made him they broke the mould. That was Robbie Williams and Hans Zimmer and it is a beat...

Rahmanullah Gurbaz excels in fairytale debut

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, the Afghanistan opener, scripted himself a debut to remember. The 19-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman scored an enterprising knock of 127 as Afghanistan kickstarted their...

Familiar foes face off in unfamiliar times – Preview: Afghanistan vs. Ireland

The idea of two low-ranked teams contesting in one-day cricket in the unfashionable desert heat of Abu Dhabi may seem barely tantamount to the...

Rahmanullah Gurbaz: A T20 maverick eyeing greater success

It was in 2012, a ten-year-old Rahmanullah Gurbaz first saw the Afghanistan cricket team go up against Ireland on television. It was far from...

No place for Associates in the PSL

With teams having already announced their retentions for the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), attention turned to the draft which took...

Brand new stadium to be built in Kabul to attract international cricket

Afghanistan's cricket starved fans will have extra reasons to cheer with the national board's recent announcement on Twitter. In their quest to bring international...

Ireland squad for ODI tri-series announced, no Dockrell, Porterfield or Rankin

Cricket Ireland have released the details of the squad that will be travelling to the UAE to compete in an ODI series against the...

ODI Super League: the format’s saviour?

Let’s do an experiment. Looking back at the last five years, how many classic Full Member ODI series can you recall your favourite team hosting? Unless...

EC weekly roundup: Ireland break T20I drought against Afghanistan; more coronavirus cricket cancellations

In a week when the global coronavirus outbreak worsened, with the World Health Organisation officially labelling it a pandemic, the main cricket action came...

EC weekly roundup: Precipitation and postponements, runfests and retirement

The Thai women this week wrapped up their T20 World Cup campaign with a frustrating washout, as Sydney rain denied them their best chance...

U-19 Asia Cup wrap and our team of the tournament

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) U-19 Asia Cup is a rare gift to the emerging cricket world. Every year – for the last three...

The final chapter? Associate nations at the World Cup: Part 5 (2011 & 2015)

The 16-team format used for the 2007 World Cup proved to be short-lived, as the tournament reverted to a two-group structure of 14 teams...

Need some inspiration? What do you know about cricket in Afghanistan…

A highlight of my “old life” was having the opportunity to work closely with Afghanistan Cricket. Here’s a stroll down memory lane via an ESPNCricinfo...

“Keyboard warriors”, Sideshow Bob and Alanis Morissette

I went to bed (late, again, thanks #CWC19 timezones) deflated on a number of fronts, firstly at how Afghanistan's performance belied their talent, and...

Off-field faults hinder Afghan World Cup Campaign

When Afghanistan stormed home to steal a World Cup qualification place last year in Zimbabwe, many felt that their talented, if a little enigmatic...

Pakistan to host 2020 Asia Cup

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) awarded Pakistan hosting rights of the 2020 edition of the men's Asia Cup on Wednesday. Officials from the respective cricket...

Bangladesh to host ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup in November

UPDATED 1115 AEST Reports have emerged that the next men's ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup will begin November 12 in Bangladesh. Despite Nepal having ODI status^...

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