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Sports Film of the Week: Out of the Ashes

Even if cricket’s not usually your cup of tea, we reckon you’ll enjoy this.

Image: AP/Press Association Images

Title: Out of the Ashes

Released: 2010

Director: Tim Albone, Lucy Martens, Leslie Knott

Plot: ‘Out of the Ashes’ follows the Afghanistan cricket team from their humble beginnings to their place alongside Ireland as one of the game’s top Associate nations.

It’s a few years old now, telling the story of their 2011 World Cup qualification campaign, but it has lost none of its charm.

Even if you’re not a cricket fan, it is worth watching for the remarkable characters alone.


What the critics said: “It deserves to be seen by as many people as possible, whether they care for cricket or not.” (Andy Bull, Guardian)

Random YouTube comment: “Afghanistan is the king of cricket history” (Iqbal Yaar)

Watch it in full here:

Source: LAILI MAJNON/YouTube

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Niall Kelly

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