Afghanistan cricket gets much needed boost from Pakistan

The PCB will also help plan, organise and implement development programmes for players, including at the Pakistan national cricket academy in Lahore.

updated: March 23, 2013 09:37 IST
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Lahore: Pakistan on Friday signed an agreement to provide greater support for cricket in Afghanistan by training players and staff to help lift the sport in the war-torn country.

Cricket is fast overtaking football as the most popular sport in Afghanistan after the 2001 US-led invasion brought down the Taliban regime, with the national team qualifying for back-to-back World Twenty20s in 2010 and 2012.

The sport was introduced by Afghan refugees returning from cricket-mad Pakistan, where they fled following the 1979 Soviet invasion.

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