Baseball is latest craze in Afghanistan
August 19, 2002
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in Afghanistan are getting hooked on a new sport - baseball.
Two teams of boys now play the sport every Friday, and their
crowd of fans is getting bigger every week.
The boys are being taught the game by a group of American
soldiers, who are in Afghanistan hunting members of the Taleban
and al-Qaeda groups.
The two teams are called the Afghan Club and Shaheen (Eagles).
Lots of Afghan kids already play football and cricket, but
they were keen to play a new sport.
When they started out, the teams made do with sandbags to
mark the bases and a giant tent peg was used for a bat.
'My favourite game'
But now they've really got into the game, the
boys are using proper aluminium bats, gloves and balls, which
have been donated by the soldiers' families and friends.
Afghan teenager, Abdul Hameed, said: "I am very happy
to come here and play. This is my favourite game."
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Players Born in Afghanistan