The Sarkani cricket team prepares to play its first match on the newly redone pitch.
Rebuilt cricket pitch brings youth together
“We are happy to have a playing field where we can host cricket teams from other communities."
September 2013—When the Sarkani Youth Association in the northeastern Afghan province of Kunar decided to re-build a cricket pitch [When?], it was more than an acknowledgement of the area’s most popular sport. It symbolized a crucial attempt to engage with young people.
With support from USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives, the association created a committee along with local leaders and government officials to monitor the project’s progress. Association members contributed 30 percent of the necessary unskilled labor. [Who else contributed? In what ways? Provide more complete picture of how the project was completed.] Young people from different villages in the area leveled 18,000 square meters of playing field and renovated the seating area. [Exactly how did USAID support the project?]
The relationships forged during the project are being strengthened on the cricket pitch. [Elaborate. How?]
“We are happy to have a playing field where we can host cricket teams from other communities,” said one member of the association.