25 Jan 2009

Afghanistan looking forward to 2011 cricket world cup

5:37 pm on 25 January 2009

Afghanistan's cricketers, who just five years ago were using crashed military helicopters as dressing rooms, are hoping to edge closer to the international elite.

Afghanistan are taking part in the six-nation World Cricket League one day tournament in Argentina with the top two teams ensured a spot in April's 2011 World Cup qualifier.

Afghanistan will tackle Argentina, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Uganda and the Cayman Islands in the tournament.