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Afghanistan to play its first-ever Test against India

NEW DELHIL: Afghanistan will make its Test debut in 2019 when India hosts the cricketing minnows for their first five-day match since attaining full status, officials said Monday. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has unveiled the future tour schedule for the world's number-one team, with a Test series against Afghanistan included in the 81-match home line-up across all formats. The board has not yet decided on a date for the historic visit from Afghanistan, which in June joined Ireland in becoming the newest…

FIFA appoints first ever Chief Women’s Football Officer

ZURICH: Global soccer governing body FIFA has appointed Sarai Bareman as its first ever Chief Women's Football Officer, the association announced on Tuesday. The New Zealand native will lead the newly created Women's Football Division as part of FIFA's management board, Zurich-based FIFA said. "As the only female member of FIFA's 2016 Reform Committee, Sarai was a strong advocate for change within the organisation, in particular calling for concrete requirements on women in leadership positions at FIFA," FIFA said in a…