Offbeat January 24, 2009

Afghanistan cricket team: a team called hope

Their country is riven by war, their side was formed in exile and they don’t even have a home pitch

Their country is riven by war, their side was formed in exile and they don’t even have a home pitch. But today the Afghanistan cricket team takes a giant step towards playing in the next Cricket World Cup. It’s a story as inspirational as it is improbable. Read more in the Times.

Jamie Alter is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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