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Afghan women take to the cricket pitch in Kabul

18 September 2012 Last updated at 22:14 BST

As Afghanistan's men's cricket team takes to the pitch at this year's Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka, back in Kabul a recently formed women's team has been training hard.

Unimaginable under the country's previous Taliban rulers, the team hopes one day to emulate their male counterparts and represent their country in international fixtures.

Karen Zarindast reports.