Out of the Ashes

Out of the Ashes

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This is the true story of the Afghanistan cricket team and their extraordinary attempt to join the world's elite cricketing nations. That this devastated nation should be able to field a cricket team at all, let alone one as successful as this, is an unbelievable achievement. Seven years ago, in a country which does not have a real cricket pitch even today, there was no national team. But a group of young Afghan men, exiled by war, learnt to play in the smashed concrete of refugee camps, and have risen from obscurity to the groomed grass pitches of international cricket. With unlimited access, Timothy Albone has traveled alongside the team for the last two years, charting the players' progress from refugees in Pakistan to the brink of international sporting stardom. Far from being bogged down in cricket jargon, this tale of a gang of dedicated, charismatic, occasionally exasperating young men seeking triumph out of disaster is one that will move and inspire everyone.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Random House (Digital)
  • Virgin Digital
  • United Kingdom
  • 0753524260
  • 9780753524268

About Tim Albone

Timothy Albone is the former Times and Sunday Times correspondent in Afghanistan. In 2008 he was shortlisted for the Bayeux-Calvados War Correspondent Award. He is currently making a documentary about the Afghan cricket team and for the last fifteen months has had unlimited access to the squad during their remarkable effort to reach the World Cup.show more