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Atif Mashal tipped as new Afghan ambassador to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan has decided to appoint former chairman Afghanistan Cricket Board, Shukrullah Atif Mashal, as the new ambassador to Pakistan, ARY News reported. Diplomatic sources informed ARY News that the Afghan government had conveyed to Pakistan about the decision. Mr. Mashal will replace the outgoing envoy, Omar Zakhilwal. The incumbent ambassador had resigned from his position some time ago, reports the ARY News. The Afghan government will make an announcement in this regard after formal approval from…

Younis Khan to coach Afghanistan cricket team, says cricket chief

KABUL: Afghanistan Cricket Board Chairman Atif Mashal on Thursday said that Younis Khan has agreed to coach the Afghan Cricket team after his retirement. "Younis has agreed to coach the Afghan cricket team and the board is currently finalizing the contract," Afghan cricket chief said in a media statement. Younis Khan is playing his final cricket Test match at Dominica against West Indies. The 39-year-old master batsman became the first Pakistani to score 10,000 Test runs in his 116th Test match played against West…