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In Afghanistan, Love Of Cricket Starts Early

Afghanistan's national cricket team this week made its first appearance at a World Cup tournament, currently under way in Australia. The team's results so far have been mixed, but its debut at the biggest event in the sport has been a source of joy and inspiration for many Afghan fans. Cricket is widely popular among young Afghans, and children across the country can be seen honing their skills morning and evening.

Afghan boys play cricket in Jalalabad.
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Afghan boys play cricket in Jalalabad.

Afghan boys set the batting order before starting a game in Jalalabad.
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Afghan boys set the batting order before starting a game in Jalalabad.

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A cricket game in Kabul
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A cricket game in Kabul

An older boy helps a younger player set up the wicket.
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An older boy helps a younger player set up the wicket.

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