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Afghan Cricket Club - Out of the Ashes

Against a backdrop of war and poverty, this documentary traces the extraordinary journey of a team of young Afghan cricketers as they chase a seemingly impossible dream, shedding light on a nation beyond burqas, bombs, drugs and devastation.

The film follows the squad over two years as they go from playing in their shalwar-kameezes on rubble pitches to battling their way around the globe and up the international league tables. It travels from refugee camps in Pakistan - where many of the players learned the game as boys - to practice sessions in Kabul and on to qualifying tournaments overseas.

With unrestricted access, the film follows the ups and downs of their epic journey.

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Thu 16 Feb 2012 00:00
BBC Two Wales


Role Contributor
DirectorTim Albone
DirectorLucy Martens
Series EditorNick Fraser