Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Afghanistan 1 win away from cricket's World Cup
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates -- Afghanistan's cricket team is one win away from qualifying for the World Cup.
Afghanistan beat Kenya by eight wickets on Wednesday and needs to defeat the Kenyans again in their second one-day international to join Ireland as the two qualifiers from the lower-level ICC World Cricket League Championship.
If Kenya wins Friday, United Arab Emirates will progress to the World Cup in 2015.
Afghanistan captain Mohammed Nabi says "we've got one more game left and if we win on Friday ... the team will be celebrating and the whole nation will be celebrating."
Cricket World Cup qualification would follow closely on Afghanistan's first soccer title after winning the South Asian Football Federation Championship last month.