Afghan Cricket Team Vies for World Cup, Lifts War-torn Homeland

Afghan Cricket Team Vies for World Cup, Lifts War-torn Homeland

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Cricket catch New Zealand - Bevan SmallRising from the ruins of war to challenge the world’s cricketing establishment, Afghanistan’s rag-tag team hope to inspire the conflict-ravaged nation with a strong showing at the World Cup in Sri Lanka.

The team’s success against the odds, with many of its players knowing little of peace in their home nation, has drawn legions of Afghan youth to take up the game in recent years, according to captain Nawroz Mangal.

(READ the story from Reuters)

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