Why the cricket team in Afghanistan is wearing blue – and why it is making a big impression on Pakistan’s players
A cricket team from Afghanistan has worn blue in the national team colours for the first time, raising hopes of a positive impact on the country’s cricket team.
The team was selected by Pakistan’s team management on Monday as the next stage of the development of the players in the country, according to the Daily Times newspaper in Afghanistan.
The selection comes as a result of the ongoing conflict between the two countries.
In recent weeks, Afghanistan has been plagued by violence, including the attack on a school in the city of Herat, where at least 13 people died.
Last week, a suicide bombing killed a number of students at the school.
In the aftermath of the attack, Pakistani president Mamnoon Hussain said he would visit Afghanistan in September to offer his condolences.
Pakistan’s cricket program has been rocked by the recent attack on the school in Herat and the suicide bombing in Kabul, which left many of its players in critical condition.
In the past week, there have been reports of clashes between the Pakistan and Afghan security forces in the Afghan capital.