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Afghanistan cricket just miss out on 2011 World Cup

Roar Rookie
17th April, 2009
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The Afghanistan cricket team trip to the 2011 Cricket World Cup has just come up short, missing out on one of the four places. But they have gained ODI Status for the next six years.

In the World cup qualifiers in South Africa, they defeated Ireland (10pts), who finished on top and qualified for the World cup along with Canada (8pts), Netherlands (8pts), and Kenya (8pts).

Afghanistan finished level with Scotland on 6pts, ahead of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Namibia, both on (4pts)

So, for a sporting team to be able to have this much success on the international scene, when there homeland is still involved in war, makes us realize how lucky we are.

It also reminds me of the performance of the Iraqi soccer team at the 2004 Olympics, an inspiration to us all.

I hope Cricket Australia can invite the the Afghanistan cricket team down under next summer, to play ODI’s and also matches against the State sides, to help with their development, so they can play at the 2015 World Cup.