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UAE named as hosts for Afghanistan's home games for next five years
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UAE named as hosts for Afghanistan's home games for next five years

The move was prompted by the political situation in Afghanistan which has not hosted international teams.

T20 World Cup: Afghanistan announce 15-member squad; Darwish Rasooli returns after finger injury
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T20 World Cup: Afghanistan announce 15-member squad; Darwish Rasooli returns after finger injury

Afghanistan have selected Darwish Rasooli, Qais Ahmed, and Salim Safi in the squad, whereas Samiullah Shinwari, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Karim Janat, and Moor Ahmad have missed out.

Former England batter Jonathan Trott announced as new Afghanistan head coach
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Former England batter Jonathan Trott announced as new Afghanistan head coach

Trott will take over for the tour of Ireland in August where the team will play five Twenty20 Internationals ahead of the World Cup in Australia later this year.

Former England batter Graham Thorpe appointed Afghanistan head coach
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Former England batter Graham Thorpe appointed Afghanistan head coach

Thorpe, who played 100 Tests for England between 1993 and 2005, was announced by the Afghanistan Cricket Board as the full-time replacement for Lance Klusener

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Entire Afghan contingent tests negative for COVID-19 ahead of white-ball series
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Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Entire Afghan contingent tests negative for COVID-19 ahead of white-ball series

Several members of Afghanistan's touring party in Bangladesh, including some players, had tested positive for COVID-19 a couple of days ago.

Afghanistan appoint former all-rounder Mirwais Ashraf as acting chairman of cricket board
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Afghanistan appoint former all-rounder Mirwais Ashraf as acting chairman of cricket board

Afghanistan media reported the decision was taken after demands by national players while meeting Taliban officials in Abu Dhabi during the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup.

T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan had no answer to R Ashwin's 'back-flip' ball, says Sachin Tendulkar
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T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan had no answer to R Ashwin's 'back-flip' ball, says Sachin Tendulkar

With an excellent return of 2/14 from his full quota of four overs, Ashwin, who was playing a white-ball game after four years, was one of the architects of India's 66-run win against Afghanistan, which kept their slim chance of reaching the semi-finals alive.

T20 World Cup 2021: From beacons of hope to symbols of pride - Afghanistan's soul-stirring journey
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T20 World Cup 2021: From beacons of hope to symbols of pride - Afghanistan's soul-stirring journey

There are sports stories of individuals who braved the odds and come out smiling at the end of what might have appeared an endless ordeal. The entire story of Afghanistan cricket belongs to this genre.

T20 World Cup 2021: Sharafudin Ashraf approved as Afghanistan's replacement for retired Asghar Afghan
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T20 World Cup 2021: Sharafudin Ashraf approved as Afghanistan's replacement for retired Asghar Afghan

Sharafudin was a reserve as per the allowance for teams to travel with extra players in view of COVID-19 quarantine requirements.

T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan capable of beating India by putting up a good total, says pacer Hamid Hassan
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T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan capable of beating India by putting up a good total, says pacer Hamid Hassan

Currently, Afghanistan are in the second spot in Group 2 with four points, while India are staring at a league stage exit following back-to-back losses.

T20 World Cup 2021: India seek solutions to batting woes in must-win game against Afghanistan
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T20 World Cup 2021: India seek solutions to batting woes in must-win game against Afghanistan

Firstpost.com takes a look at the major talking points ahead of India's match against Afghanistan, including India's opening conundrum, Afghanistan's good run of form and more.

T20 World Cup 2021: It's pretty hard to accept Asghar Afghan's retirement, says Rashid Khan
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T20 World Cup 2021: It's pretty hard to accept Asghar Afghan's retirement, says Rashid Khan

Afghanistan gave a fitting farewell to the former captain as they notched up a convincing 62-run over Namibia on Sunday to keep their semifinal hopes alive in the tournament.

T20 World Cup 2021: 'Defeat to Pakistan hurt too much, that's why decided to retire,' says Asghar Afghan
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T20 World Cup 2021: 'Defeat to Pakistan hurt too much, that's why decided to retire,' says Asghar Afghan

Less than 24 hours after the five-wicket defeat to Pakistan, former skipper Afghan, who holds the record of most T20I wins as captain, announced his decision to retire after the match against Namibia.

T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan's Asghar Afghan to retire midway into tournament
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T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan's Asghar Afghan to retire midway into tournament

Asghar skippered Afghanistan over all three formats of cricket for six years, before being acrimoniously sacked two weeks before the start of the 2019 World Cup

T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan preparing to participate in tournament, says ICC Acting CEO
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T20 World Cup 2021: Afghanistan preparing to participate in tournament, says ICC Acting CEO

With Taliban taking over of the country's political setup, Afghanistan cricket team has been in a state of chaos.

ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Lance Klusener plots Afghanistan's plans from Durban home after Taliban takeover
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ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Lance Klusener plots Afghanistan's plans from Durban home after Taliban takeover

The Afghanistan coach is at home near Durban while the bulk of the players are attending a low-key training camp in a country still getting to grips with its takeover by the Taliban.

As Taliban 2.0 and T20 mix, ICC runs into a World Cup-level problem
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As Taliban 2.0 and T20 mix, ICC runs into a World Cup-level problem

Afghanistan's participation in next month's T20 World Cup is becoming a matter of intrigue after Taliban's takeover of the strife-torn country.

Afghanistan wants to host Pakistan's cricket team for bilateral ODI series
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Afghanistan wants to host Pakistan's cricket team for bilateral ODI series

Fazli said he would meet new Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja, "and offer to host Pakistan for the series which we were due to play in Sri Lanka in September".

Mohammad Nabi named Afghanistan captain for 2021 T20 World Cup after Rashid Khan steps down
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Mohammad Nabi named Afghanistan captain for 2021 T20 World Cup after Rashid Khan steps down

Mohammad Nabi has been named Afghanistan skipper for the upcoming T20 World Cup after star spinner Rashid Khan stepped down from captaincy protesting the selection of the national squad without his inputs.

Teams could boycott T20 World Cup over Afghanistan, says Tim Paine
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Teams could boycott T20 World Cup over Afghanistan, says Tim Paine

Tim Paine said Australian players were "fully supportive" of Cricket Australia's stance and said there could also be consequences for the World Cup.