ICC must step in to support Afghanistan | Tristan Lavalette

I’ve been fortunate to spend some time around the Afghanistan cricket team over the years. The first time was in Perth ahead of the 2015 World Cup, where these wide-eyed players, who were visiting Australia for the first time, were a little over-awed about what lay ahead.
Facing a prime Mitchell Johnson on the WACA was a scary proposition but the players had an innate belief that it was a stepping stone to something special.
They were humble and respectful but – without sounding corny – they seemed to truly believe that it was their destiny to become a “great cricket nation”, as veteran a...

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