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Pakistan to train Afghanistan for World Cup 2015

KARACHI: Afghanistan's Cricket team will get training in Pakistan to prepare themselves for the World Cup 2015, ARY News has learnt.

According to Kabir Khan, Afghanistan's coach, Afghanistan will attend a two-week camp in Pakistan, scheduled to begin on April 15 in Karachi.

Former captains Aamir Sohail and Rashid Latif will also be working with the side's batsmen and wicketkeepers.

"We have a full year of events starting with the Asian Cricket Council Trophy next month and the excitement will reach the highest point with the World Cup, and we have planned a two-week camp in Karachi from April 15," Khan told a news agency.

On the other hand, Aamir Sohail said that "It will definitely be fun to coach the exciting players from Afghanistan and I will try to make them competitive enough to play against the world´s best teams next year."

The team Afghanistan were given a grant of $1 million by the ICC after qualifying for the World Cup and the governing body has also arranged camps in Australia and New Zealand later this year.

Afghanistan are placed in Group A of the draw alongside Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and England and will play their first match on February 18, 2015 against Bangladesh.

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Pakistan to train Afghanistan for World Cup 2015

by Zohaib Kazmi