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    Nationwide inter-club cricket tournament begins

    KABUL/KHOST CITY (PAN): A nationwide inter-club cricket tournament was simultaneously kicked off in 24 provinces on Wednesday, officials said.

    Featuring 360 clubs across the country, the event would last 35 days, said the Afghan Cricket Board member and spokesman, Farid Hotak. The tournament is being played on knock-out basis

    Another cricket board official and former player, Ahmed Shah Ahmedi, said players who performed well during the tournament would be considered for zone level clubs and that the event would be followed by a league system tournament among zonal clubs in capital Kabul.

    In another report, a cricket tournament titled "Peace" began in southeast Khost province on Wednesday.

    Teams from across the Durand Line are also taking part in the tournament aimed at promoting peace in the region, said Aziz Malang, an official of the Khost Olympic Committee.

    "Such tournaments help curb narcotics among the youth," an organiser of the event, Faridullah Malizai, told Pajhwok Afghan News.