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Afghanistan Expects Test Status at Upcoming ICC Meeting

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(Last Updated On: June 19, 2017)

Afghanistan cricket team is set to gain long-waited Test status from International Cricket Council (ICC) in the upcoming annual meeting in London this week.

Afghanistan is the top nation in associate cricket along with Ireland. Afghans have defeated big teams since made international debut in 2009.

They beat West Indies in 2016 World T20, followed by an ODI match win in Saint Lucia days ago. They beat defeated Bangladesh twice in ODIs, first in Asia Cup 2014 and then in a bilateral series. More over the won ODI and T20I series against Zimbabwe.

In March, they beat their close Associate rival Ireland in the Intercontinental Cup in major step toward Test cricket.

“Afghanistan submitted application to move up from associated to full membership of ICC for further development of the cricket game,” Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) said in a Twitter post.

“We cannot give any time frame at the moment, it is upon the ICC, they will decide when to give Afghanistan the Test status, and it is not in our hands,” chairman of ACB, Atif Mashal told AFP during a recent interview.

“Afghanistan deserves Test status because their performances are good. Once they get to play Tests, more and more players will come forward just like happened in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh — Kenya suffered because they were not awarded.

“I think it will be the ICC’s best decision of the century,” he added.

“For any team to make its mark, it takes a while to really get a hang of it no matter how good you are at the shorter versions.

“It’s extremely important to provide Test status for Afghanistan and perhaps Ireland, because it is also a virtuous circle.”

Earlier this month, ACB officially sent an application to ICC for full membership and this week’s meeting in London is expected to announce the decision.

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U.S. looking at banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok: Pompeo

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late on Monday that the United States is “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.

“I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re looking at,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News.

U.S. lawmakers have raised national security concerns over TikTok’s handling of user data, saying they were worried about Chinese laws requiring domestic companies “to support and cooperate with intelligence work controlled by the Chinese Communist Party.”

The app, which is not available in China, has sought to distance itself from its Chinese roots to appeal to a global audience and has emphasized its independence from China.

Pompeo’s remarks also come amid increasing U.S.-China tensions over the handling of the coronavirus outbreak, China’s actions in Hong Kong and a nearly two-year trade war.

TikTok, a short-form video app owned by China-based ByteDance, was recently banned in India along with 58 other Chinese apps after a border clash between India and China.

Reuters reported late on Monday that TikTok would exit the Hong Kong market within days, deciding to do so after China’s establishment of a sweeping new national security law for the semi-autonomous city.

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Car bomb kills public police commander – Nangarhar

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A local police commander was killed in a suicide attack in Khewa district of eastern Nangarhar province, a local official confirmed.

The incident took place at around 10:30 on Tuesday after an explosive-loaded vehicle went off at the Bazar of the district.

Mir Zaman, a local police commander for Kuz Kunar district of Nangarhar, along with two of his bodyguards were killed and five more were wounded, Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for Nangarhar governor confirmed.

Immediately no group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Japan warns of more heavy rain in flood-hit areas

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(Last Updated On: July 7, 2020)

Japan warned of more heavy rain on the southwestern island of Kyushu on Tuesday as the death toll in flood-hit areas reached at least 50, with more than a dozen people reported missing.

“The rain front is expected to remain until the ninth (of July), and rain is expected over a wide front stretching from western to eastern Japan,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a regular press briefing, urging people to take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety.

Japan on Monday issued a flood warning to more than half a million people living in three prefectures on Kyushu, including Nagasaki, Saga, and Fukuoka. Police, Self Defense Force, and Coast Guard units are conducting search and rescue effort, Suga said.

Images aired by public broadcaster NHK, showed swollen rivers, destroyed homes and roads covered in landslides.

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