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  • World Cup: Playing against Test teams a valuable step up, says Afghan captain March 13, 2015

    Sydney: Afghanistan finished their first Cricket World Cup with a loss, unable to exploit a frazzled England and undermined by rain at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. England, also heading home, won by nine wickets thanks to winning the toss, and the Duckworth/Lewis method. But, more than England did, Afghanistan enlivened...
  • World Cup 2015: Afghanistan can shock England, feels Andy Moles March 12, 2015

    Sydney: Afghanistan's English coach Andy Moles feels his ambitious side has the potential to stun a lacklustre England in their final World Cup Pool A match on Friday. "We had some great learning experiences in the World Cup. We got our first win against Scotland. We gave Sri Lanka a scare,"...
  • Afghanistan are keen to finish WC campaign with a flourish, says coach March 12, 2015

    Sydney: Afghanistan will look to follow the lead of Bangladesh when they face England in their World Cup finale in Sydney on Friday. Bangladesh's 15-run win over England in Adelaide on Monday saw them go through to the quarter-finals and knock out Eoin Morgan's men. England, reeling from the fall-out of a...
  • Afghanistan must build on Cricket World Cup success, says coach Moles March 9, 2015

    Wellington: Afghanistan have exceeded expectations at their first World Cup but need to keep playing against top sides to maintain momentum and become a real force in the game, coach Andy Moles said on Monday. Afghanistan proved competitive in their tournament debut, including posting a win against Scotland, even though the...
  • World Cup: Impressive Afghanistan pacemen get another wake-up call March 8, 2015

    Afghanistan's impressive pace bowling trio were given a second lesson in the step up required to face a test-playing nation when New Zealand beat them by six wickets in their World Cup Pool A clash on Sunday. Dawlat Zadran, left-armer Shapoor Zadran and Hamid Hassan have all impressed with their World...
  • Test nations talking with Afghanistan about more matches March 7, 2015

    Napier: Afghanistan cricket officials are in talks with four or five Test-status nations about playing more fixtures against the country after the World Cup, coach Andy Moles said on Saturday. Afghanistan, who only played their first officially recognised one-day fixture in 2009, and Ireland had been granted permission about a month...
  • ICC World Cup: Afghanistan coach rues bowling display against Australia March 4, 2015

    "We ran into a freight train today. We were out-skilled, out-bullied, if you want to put it that way," said Andy Moles, the Afghanistan coach, on Wednesday (March 4) night, shortly after Australia had crushed his team by 275 runs at the WACA ground. "They were exceptional, and we came...
  • World Cup 2015: We didn't do ourselves justice, says Afghanistan coach Moles February 18, 2015

    Canberra: Afghanistan coach Andy Moles lamented that his team did not do themselves justice after a comprehensive opening World Cup defeat to Bangladesh on Wednesday. The World Cup newcomers lost by 105 runs after being dismissed for 162 in pursuit of a 268-run target at Canberra's Manuka Oval. Their hopes of chasing...
  • Afghan cricket team set to debut in World Cup tournament February 17, 2015

    Canberra: Mohammad Nabi has come a long way from the refugee camps of central Asia where he, along with other children displaced by war, whiled away the hours playing cricket. The 30-year-old captain of Afghanistan's national cricket team knows he will carry the expectations of supporters in his war-torn homeland on...
  • World Cup warm-up: Aftab Alam shines as Afghanistan register a 14-run win over UAE February 13, 2015

    Man-to-man, it was a game of equals. Two teams that had locked horns a number of times in the build-up to the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup played out a thriller, with Afghanistan beating United Arab Emirates by 14 runs in the teams' final warm-up fixture at the Junction Oval...
  • England's Andy Moles named Afghanistan coach September 4, 2014

    Kabul: Former New Zealand coach Andy Moles took charge of the Afghan team on Thursday replacing Pakistan's Kabir Khan, who resigned last week citing family reasons. The announcement comes ahead of the World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand from February to March, with the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) looking...
  • Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole books, dies at 68 April 11, 2014

    London: British comic author Sue Townsend, the creator of teenage angst-ridden 'Adrian Mole', has died after suffering a stroke. She was 68. Penguin Books confirmed on Friday that Townsend died in Leicester, central England, a day earlier. Born in Leicester, Townsend left school at 15, married at 18, and by 23 was...
  • White House mole fired for 'snarky tweets' is an IndianAmerican November 2, 2013

    It turns out that a White House mole fired recently for snarky anonymous tweets about top Obama administration officials and its policies was an IndianAmerican policy wonk. Jofi Joseph, 40, who served as a nonproliferation expert on the National Security Council, was a key aide of President Barack Obama, whose administration...
  • Home Ministry mole sent back to parent cadre May 24, 2011

    New Delhi: A Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs has been sent back to his parent cadre after he was allegedly found to have leaked sensitive information regarding border contracts. Joint Secretary (Border Management) Sada Kant, has been sent back to his parent cadre Uttar Pradesh. Home Ministry said...