Afghans who fled country after Taliban retook power play cricket match against ...

Afghans who fled country after Taliban retook power play cricket match against ...
Afghans who fled country after Taliban retook power play cricket match against ...
Refugees are bowled over by British welcome! Afghans who fled the country after Taliban retook power play cricket match against local team in event organised by town's Baptist church Those staying in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, took to the field on Sunday Nazir, a former interpreter for UK troops, was amongst the players at the match Match was organised by town's Baptist church and council and ended in a draw

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They were desperately fleeing Afghanistan just last month after the Taliban seized power.

And the Afghan refugees are settling into life in the UK with a friendly – but fiercely competitive – game of cricket.

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Those staying at a hotel in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, took to the field on Sunday against the local team in a match organised by the town's Baptist church and council.

Afghan refugees are settling into life in the UK with a friendly – but fiercely competitive – game of cricket

Afghan refugees are settling into life in the UK with a friendly – but fiercely competitive – game of cricket 

Nazir, a former interpreter for UK troops, and Shams, who worked as a communications officer at the British Embassy in Kabul for ten years, were among the players. 

Nazir told of his deep gratitude for the town's support, adding that his six children, aged between three and 14, were 'very happy' and are 'passionately waiting for their chance' to start school. The game ended in a draw.

Talking about his new life in the UK, Shams said: 'We feel safe, and we appreciate the opportunity to be

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