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Why I Love Cricket More than Baseball

Why I Love Cricket More than Baseball

By Changiz Baluch, Writer and Human Rights Activist
Location Pakistan Pakistan

While baseball is the favorite pastime in the United States, Americans are missing out by not watching cricket. Baseball is the favorite American pastime. Its popularity in the United States, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Japan is enormous. In the United States, school kids and college graduates cheer for their favorite teams in the bars or at their homes. The stadiums are full of crowds especially in Major League Baseball games. Some go crazy when their […]

March 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Culture, Sports
Why Afghans are ‘The Dark Horse’ in Sports

Why Afghans are ‘The Dark Horse’ in Sports

By Moheb Arsalan J, Afghan Analyst
Location Afghanistan Afghanistan

A recent article in the UAE called Afghan cricketers the ‘Dark Horse’ which can threaten any of title holders in both formats of the game. The world outside Afghanistan does not hear much good news about Afghans. News on violent incidents, a murky insurgent war, and women’s rights usually make headlines across popular global media outlets. However, there are lots of positive things happening in this beautiful Central Asian country that the outside world may not […]

February 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Afghanistan, Culture, South Asia, Sports
Pakistan Youth Defy Fear Watching Cricket

Pakistan Youth Defy Fear Watching Cricket

By Tariq Hussain, Writer for Pakistan Today
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Despite daily violence, Pakistani youth from Rawalpindi and Islamabad defy fear by watching the Lahore Lions vs Faisalabad Wolves match at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. It is natural to be excited during any joyous moment of life. But for the fun-starved Pakistanis, such an occasion takes on new heights. For example, this enthusiasm is underscored by the degree of excitement and cheers by Pakistani youth during Sunday’s Lahore Lions vs Faisalabad Wolves match at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. Domestic cricket matches in […]

February 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Cricket, Culture, Pakistan, South Asia, Sports
Afghanistan Cricket Team Makes Us Proud

Afghanistan Cricket Team Makes Us Proud

By Ahmad Zubair, Editor of The Faultlines
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Afghanistan faced Pakistan for the very first time in the T20 international cricket match on Sunday evening in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. For war ravaged Afghanistan, reigned by unrest during the last four decades, deprived of adequate sports infrastructure and proper government support, playing against the Pakistan cricket team – a full member nation and undoubtedly one of the best in the game – was itself a big moment. Most Afghan players learned to play […]

December 9, 2013 · 1 comment · Afghanistan, Cricket, Culture, Sports
Sports Uniting Afghans

Sports Uniting Afghans

By Moheb Arsalan J, Afghan Analyst
Location Afghanistan Afghanistan

The recent victories of the national Afghan soccer and cricket teams are helping Afghans overcome the divisive identity politics imposed on them in Afghanistan. They look more like a resilient and united nation. All of the ethnic groups living in modern Afghanistan cheered out long live Afghanistan when the Afghan national team beat India in the South Asian Football Champions final to be the football champions in the region. Air gun-fire, music, dancing and cheers […]

October 5, 2013 · 0 comments · Afghanistan, Culture, Politics, Sports