Cricket World Cup: The Rise of Afghan Cricket

February 17, 2015 6:37 PM

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Cricket World Cup: The Rise of Afghan Cricket

CANBERRA, Australia—Wednesday is a proud day for Afghanistan as the country makes its first appearance in the Cricket World Cup.

The rise of Afghan cricket is astonishing. Two decades ago, the sport was virtually unknown to Afghans. But in the midst of war, a love of cricket somehow developed. A governing body was formed. Now, 11 Afghan men will don the blue national team jersey and step out on the Manuka Oval in Canberra in ...

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