January 2, 2010


Afghanistan inter-provincal tournament

Sahil Dutta

Tony Munro

Four teams have reportedly qualified for the first round of Afghanistan's Inter Provincial 25-over tournament in Jalabad - Laghman, Wardak, Parwan and Herat.

Two games each day are being played on cement pitches in Jalalabad in the qualifying event for Afghanistan's main tournament to be played in May.

The majority of the teams are from the traditional heartland of Afghan cricket, the east, although it is understood teams from Herat in the west, and Helmand have also taken part.

Results of matches will appear once they are confirmed by the Afghanistan Cricket Federation.


Sahil Dutta is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by Engr, Haroon(Kuwait) on (January 2, 2010, 14:38 GMT)

Many Thanks Mr Tony Munro for paying attention to the game of cricket of a country which is under the dark shadow of war and effected by terrorisom immensely.we appreciate the service and the good job done by the cricinfo by highlighting& exposing the cricket talent from all around the world specially from Afghanistan.we all afghans really thank you cordially and appreciate this. since we are living away from our country it is a matter of joy and satisfaction to hear that my province (Laghman) is among the cricket playing region and now showing their prominance in the tournaments.Although i have gathered some wonderful players of U-19 in my cricket team in Kabul out of which eight(8) players participated in the ACC Elite cup in kuwait and then in the qualifiers in canada and now they participate in the world cup in Newzealand but knowing now my own province news it has encouraged me more to have few more cricket teams by my company name in the eastern region whom i belong to.--Thanks

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Sahil Dutta
Assistant editor Sahil Dutta grew up supporting England during the 90s. Despite this, he still enjoys the game. His unrequited passions for Graeme Hick and, in latter years, Vikram Solanki gave him a stoicism that guided him through an Economics degree and a stint working at the European Parliament. He maintains the purest love for Tests and the whims of legspin bowling and still harbours hope that he could be the answer to England's long search for a mystery spinner. As it is, his most exciting cricketing experience was planning a trip to Australia for the 2006-07 Ashes with two utterly indifferent friends. Unfortunately his lung collapsed shortly before his planned departure and the pair were left to wander around from Test to Test, unprepared and clueless. Any comparisons with England are far too obvious to make. That cancelled holiday inspired an Ashes blog which led, via some tea-making at the Wisden Cricketer, to the ESPNcricinfo towers.

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