Afghan cricketer killed in infighting

Afghan cricketer killed in infighting

A young cricketer was killed in an infighting that erupted between two rival local cricket teams in Rodat district of Nangarhar province, says local officials.

Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for Nangarhar governor, says that the incident took place on Tuesday, September 22, in Sheikh Ahmad village of Rodat district.

“Cricket teams from two villages were playing; a team member named Hasbanullah shot dead Zabihullah, a member of rival team,” Mr. Khogyani said.

The culprit, Hasbanullah, has managed to escape but police investigation is underway to arrest him, according to Nangarhar police chief.

Afghanistan is a well-known country in international cricket matches and is ranked 10th in latest ICC cricket ranking of ODI.