To go with story Afghanistan-unrest-disabled-cricket,FOCUS by Phil Hazlewood A cricker team member of a disabled Afghan cricket team, mainly made up of landmine victims, prays before playing against international sides composed of diplomatic staff in Kabul on April 3, 2010. The players participated in a tournament designed to raise awareness of the threat still posed by landmines and unexploded ordnance in Afghanistan ahead of International Day for Mines Awareness on Sunday. AFP PHOTO/SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
Cricket in Afghanistan
The war-torn country has made rapid strides in international cricket. In 2012, they played their first ODI against a major team, Pakistan. In November 2013, they qualified for the World Twenty20 2014.