Saturday, December 27, 2008

There's a cricket team in ... Afghanistan???

Afghanistan has only one proper cricket ground and its national squad earns only £12 a month, but next month the war-ravaged country will move a step closer to qualifying for the Cricket World Cup.

Two decades after cricket took hold among Afghan refugees sheltering in Pakistan from the Soviet occupation, the national side could be four months from joining the sport's top flight. 

The team is flying to Argentina, where first or second place in the International Cricket Council league, division three, brings qualification for the World Cup qualifiers in South Africa in April. More...

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  4. OMG! American cheer-leaders for Indian cricket!!!

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