Swapping Kalashnikovs for bat and pads: Afghan cricket, the Taliban and peace

FILE PHOTO: Afghan boy wait for a brief dust storm to pass while playing cricket in Kabul, Afghanistan October 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail/File Photo

  JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) – During a lull in Afghanistan’s never-ending war, before the fighting season resumes once again in the spring, Taliban fighters recall laying down their Kalashnikovs and, for a brief moment, enjoying a game of cricket. The sport is the only one most of the fighters enjoy, commanders say, with matches attracting […]

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