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December 11, 2018
The Kabul Times

Rashid Khan launches charity to help Afghan orphans

Afghanistan’s cricket superstar Rashid Khan has announced establishing a charity organization as a move to help orphan children and poor people in the country.
The charity organization named “Rashid Khan Foundation” would help Afghan orphans to get education and health facilitates, Rashid Khan said on his Facebook page.
“Respected Afghans, with your prayers, I was able to take another good step for my beloved country and nation. I made ‘The Rashid Khan Foundation’,” Rashid said, adding that it was the time to help his countrymen.
He said orphan children would be provided the opportunity to get education and then the organization would work to provide clean drinking water, health facilities and other humanitarian assistance.
This comes as the 19-year-old spin sensation is currently playing in Vitality Blast – the English domestic T20 tournament, as part of the Sussex franchise team before joining the squads for Afghanistan’s three-T20I and three-ODI series against Ireland, starting from 20th August to 31st August.
According to another report, English county side Lancashire have signed young Afghanistan wristspinner Zahir Khan for the remainder of the domestic season.
The 19-year-old Zahir is yet to be capped at international level but has made an impressive start to his senior career having taken 34 first-class wickets at 13.14, alongside 19 scalps at 22.42 in List A and 15 at 13.53 in T20 cricket.
The left-arm bowler was part of the Afghanistan squad for their inaugural Test against India in June and played in the U19 World Cup in New Zealand last year.
He was also part of the Rajasthan Royals squad for this year’s IPL but injury ruled him before he played a a game.
Zahir said: “I’m really excited to be signing for Lancashire for the rest of the campaign.
“It’s always been an ambition of mine to play county cricket in England and test myself against some of the world’s best players. I can’t wait to get started now.
“I have heard a lot of good things about Lancashire and Old Trafford from Jos Buttler when I played with him at the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL and I hope to make a significant contribution during my stay here.”

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