March 11, 2007

Afghanistan

Afghanistan and Norway aim high

Will Luke

Afghanistan and Norway might be in the lower echelons of the World Cricket League (WCL), but that isn't stopping either country aiming big. They want to play in the 2011 World Cup.

Is this a pipe dream or a genuine belief that, in four years' time, they will be able to compete with Full Member nations? Before they can even think about the World Cup, promotion from Division Five is a must. Read the full story at Cricinfo.

What are your thoughts? Does cricket need any more fledgling nations? Should the ICC increase funding to these minor nations? Leave your feedback in the comments below.

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Posted by Ahmad Shakib on (December 13, 2007, 6:40 GMT)

WOW, It's realy a jumping news that Afghanistan wants to play cricket in world cup 2011. i belive in Afghanistan team, they can do it, just give them a chance then ICC will knows what is Cricket 50 Over = 500 runs - not out. this will be our aim (offcours against Pakistan). and this one is also bad news for Pakistan that another India is on the way. Gooooood luck boys. wish you to play and wish for Afghans to watch team live on TV with winnig.

Posted by Mariam Afghan on (November 9, 2007, 18:38 GMT)

We love Cricket, and we love to see our team Playing Cricket. So please give Afghanistan a chance to Play in the World Cup 2011...

Posted by Haroon Ahmad on (October 31, 2007, 4:19 GMT)

Afghanistan is many people’s favourites for this tournament as well as being many people’s favourites in general. They play cricket with a single-minded desire to succeed comparable to that of Indians and Pakistanis from outlying districts.

Afghanistan have added grace and finesse to their fire and fervour and are now more than a team of big-hitting, stump-scattering individuals. They take instruction well and just need more top-class match experience to be a truly competitive force. Skill is what they are developing rapidly, match-savvy is what they need desperately. i am very much optomistic that they will get a chance for world cup 2011, and they really deserve a chance. best of luck Haroon

Posted by Haroon Ahmad on (October 31, 2007, 4:17 GMT)

Afghanistan is many people’s favourites for this tournament as well as being many people’s favourites in general. They play cricket with a single-minded desire to succeed comparable to that of Indians and Pakistanis from outlying districts.

Afghanistan have added grace and finesse to their fire and fervour and are now more than a team of big-hitting, stump-scattering individuals. They take instruction well and just need more top-class match experience to be a truly competitive force. Skill is what they are developing rapidly, match-savvy is what they need desperately. i am very much optomistic that they will get a chance for world cup 2011, and they really deserve a chance. best of luck Haroon

Posted by Abdul Baqi Stanikzai on (October 22, 2007, 8:50 GMT)

in these two countries afghanistan and norway maybe afghanistan win the match

Posted by I zimi on (September 26, 2007, 14:15 GMT)

I am prety sure that the Afghan team will do it.

Posted by Ahmad on (September 13, 2007, 16:55 GMT)

Afghanistan will bring the sunshine in cricket world they will rock baby they will smash all these countries all the need is money and cricket facilities such as cricket pitch and ground

Posted by Cricket fan on (September 12, 2007, 9:41 GMT)

Afghanistan will do it!!

Posted by Saleem Mushfiq on (August 19, 2007, 15:16 GMT)

I am 100% Sure Afghanistan will do really well in the future, They are really talented You will see how they play then U will even forget the greatest cricketers like Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar,Shane Warne, Glen Mcgrat and more...Good Luck For Afghanistan Cricket Team...

Posted by Saleem Mushfiq on (August 19, 2007, 14:55 GMT)

Wow, What a great news, I love to see Afghanistan play Cricket oneday. I know they are really strong and they are very talented as Shahid Afridi who plays Cricket for Pakistan...so I am sure they will do good in the future...Wish them all the best...

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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