Afghanistan's Cricket Team Sets Sight on World Cup 2015

Former Pakistan cricketer and coach of Afghanistan team - Rashid Latif - says he wants the team to rise gradually and that their real test would be after the World Cup next year.

updated: August 18, 2014 15:02 IST
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Karachi: The story of Afghanistan's rise in cricket has been nothing short of a fairytale, but the real work will begin only after their debut in next year's World Cup, according to Rashid Latif, the ex-Pakistan skipper who is a coach with the Afghan team.

Latif has been charged with helping the Afghans prepare for the tournament at a training camp in Karachi, a role he is reprising after previously leading the team to a silver in the 2010 Asian Games.

Afghanistan's rapid ascent from the fifth division of world cricket in 2008 to qualifying for next year's showpiece event in Australia and New Zealand has been hailed as one of the sport's biggest success stories.

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