July 7, 2009


Video of cricket in Afghanistan

Will Luke

In April, Matthew Fleming headed to Afghanistan to open cricket pitches and spread the good name of MCC - and, indeed, the sport - among rural communities in the country. It was a triumph, and Leslie Knott - one of the film-makers following Afghanistan's national team - has put up a video of Fleming's tour, which you can see below.


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Posted by nadir khan on (November 24, 2009, 21:30 GMT)

this kids well be heros of afghanistan in feature inshallah ..i realy enjoy this video and also this vedio give me some hope......afghanistan zindabad..love all afghans..and aso a big thanks to matthew fleming....

Posted by osmond mohammed on (July 15, 2009, 16:56 GMT)

i cannot believe where our cricket is going.....this is awesome,will love to join the coaching team,i will pay my way sleep under the coconut trees to help with my coaching abilities

Posted by Nasratullah on (July 9, 2009, 19:40 GMT)

I hope 1 day Afghanistan will play against teams like Australlia India pakistan and others inshahullah they will make it very soon thankx for u r comment mr ehsan and arun

Posted by Ehsan, Pakistan on (July 7, 2009, 17:03 GMT)

Spectacular video, really the spirit of cricket....Cricket should be promoted in Afghanistan. They have done a great job in qualifiers.

Posted by Arun Menon on (July 7, 2009, 14:31 GMT)

Nice video,but the way Afghan team is playing(beating both Ireland and Scotland in WCQ),it will be not too far before India plays Afghanistan.Cricket is fulfilling what football has done to Iraq.

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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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