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    Afghan cricket team honored in Canada

    WASHINGTON (PAN): The Afghanistan Embassy in Canada hosted an iftar dinner in honor of the visiting Afghan cricket team in Ottawa, Canada.

    The Afghan National Cricket team is in Toronto for the Intercontinental Cup 2011-2013, a series of ODI matches, and the Etihad Summer Festival T20 tournament.

    Ershad Ahmadi, Charge d'Affaires of the Afghanistan Embassy in Ottawa, congratulated the members of Afghanistan National Cricket Team on their victory over Canada and expressed his pleasure at having the opportunity to celebrate with them.

    He praised the team for their impressive performance in achieving another victory for Afghanistan.  “In the last few years, you have proven able to win different international cricket matches against all odds and you deserve all the support Afghanistan can offer,” he said.

    “Each one of you is an inspiration to us all and your hard work and dedication will encourage other Afghan athletes to achieve excellence on the international stage. I hope your victory will send a message of peace and unity to our country and to the world,” Ahmadi said.