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    Over 200 youth receiving cricket skills

    KABUL (PAN): The Loba Sports Training Organization (LSTO) facilitated a cricket learning training to over two hundred youth in the capital Kabul, an official said on Monday.

    The training would last for about eight days, coaching the participants the cricket rules in the first six days, Zarab Shah Zaheer, deputy chief of LSTO, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

    Zaheer said: “The participants, who recently learned the rules of batting, balling, fielding, and other cricket rules, will practice what they learned.”

    Trained by seasoned trainers, youth from different schools in the city and districts attended the training, he said, explaining that some participants were already familiar with cricket sport while others were new to it. Sport uniform and equipment will also be distributed to participants at the end.

    Amrullah Alakozai, a participant, said: “We have not had systematic games earlier and I hope we can learn standard cricket in this training.”

    Receiving the training, we could get the membership of Afghanistan National Cricket Team in future, Alakozai added.

    Yaqub Shah, another participant, said he has played cricket games in various teams in the past. “There are experienced trainers in the training. I hope I will learn a lot from them,” he added.

    The LSTO was established nearly a year ago and has so far trained more than 800 youth from Khost, Kandahar, Kunduz, and Nangarhar provinces in cricket, Zaheer concluded.